IBM Connections Cloud expands support for industry regulatory requirements and delivers more storage and mobile flexibility

IBM United States Software Announcement 214-456
November 18, 2014

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IBM® Connections Cloud provides one-click access to business-grade file sharing, social networking, communities, online meetings, instant messaging, email, and calendar. The power of IBM Connections Cloud is that it is designed to help companies collaborate and easily work with anyone inside or outside their company's firewall. You can purchase these capabilities in bundles or purchase individual services so you can adopt cloud in a way that matches your business needs.

New Features

  • Management to HIPAA standards expands Connections Cloud support to the healthcare industry.
  • Users receive more storage for their dollar across social and collaboration services.
  • Mobile and social capabilities are extended to additional operating systems.


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Overview
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IBM Connections Cloud provides an intuitive set of cloud-delivered online technologies for businesses that combine social networking and online collaboration, messaging, and web conference tools. With IBM Connections Cloud, companies benefit from essential and effective collaboration tools that help simplify and improve daily business interactions between customers, partners, and colleagues. The power of IBM Connections Cloud is that it is designed to give companies the ability to collaborate and easily work with others inside and outside the firewall.

Management to HIPAA standards

IBM Connections Cloud manages to HIPAA standards and customers can now enter into Business Associate Agreements (BAA) with IBM.

Increased storage quotas

IBM is expanding the size of storage quotas. These changes are designed to help improve collaboration and sharing of content. The larger storage quotas are:

  • Files - 1 TB
  • Communities - 50 GB
  • Mail - 50 GB
  • Wikis - 5 GB

Additional storage is available for purchase as an add-on.

Expanded mobile capabilities and support for additional operating systems

IBM has introduced new capabilities for mobile devices that are designed to help you collaborate and communicate more effectively from anywhere:

  • See and hear directly from your network of experts while you are on the go with video chat available on mobile devices.
  • Use Mac OS support to sync files easily from your favorite desktop to the cloud.

New language support

IBM Connections Cloud offerings are now available in Czech, Hungarian, and Slovenian.



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Key prerequisites
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Visit

http://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/social/us/en/systemrequirements/


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Planned availability date
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November 18, 2014



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Accessibility by people with disabilities
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Program number
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Program number VRM Program name
5725-F82 1.0 IBM Connections Cloud


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi
Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website
http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage



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Publications
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Services
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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based Software Services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

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Compatibility

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This product is available only via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product: 5725-F82

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IBM Connections Cloud

Part description Part number
IBM Connections Docs Cloud  
IBM Connections Docs Cloud Authorized User Overage D0QBMLL
IBM Connections Docs Cloud Authorized User per Month D0QBKLL
IBM Connections Docs Cloud Daily Fee for Partial Month D0QBLLL
Part description Part number
IBM Connections Archive Essentials  
IBM Connections Archive Essentials Cloud Authorized User Daily Fee per Partial Month D0PRJLL
IBM Connections Archive Essentials Cloud Authorized User Service Level Agreement D0PRLLL
IBM Connections Archive Essentials Cloud Authorized User per Month D0PRILL
IBM Connections Archive Essentials Cloud Authorized User Overage D0PRKLL
Part description Part number
IBM Connections Cloud Advanced Support  
IBM Connections Cloud Advanced Support Authorized User per Month D11W1LL
IBM Connections Cloud Advanced Support Authorized User Daily Fee for Partial Month D11W2LL
IBM Connections Cloud Advanced Support Authorized User Overage D11W3LL
Part description Part number
IBM Connections Cloud S2 for Enterprise Deployment  
IBM Connections Cloud S2 for Enterprise Deployment Authorized User Overage D0NPWLL
IBM Connections Cloud S2 for Enterprise Deployment Authorized User per Month D0NPULL
IBM Connections Cloud S2 for Enterprise Deployment Authorized User Daily Fee Partial Month D0NPVLL
Part description Part number
IBM Connections Cloud S2 for Enterprise Deployment Step Up  
IBM Connections Cloud S2 for Enterprise Deployment Step Up Authorized User Daily Fee Part Month D0NPYLL
IBM Connections Cloud S2 for Enterprise Deployment Step Up Authorized User Month D0NPXLL
IBM Connections Cloud S2 for Enterprise Deployment Step Up Authorized User Overage D179JLL
Part description Part number
IBM Connections Cloud S1 Step-up  
IBM Connections Cloud S1 Step Up Authorized User Daily Fee Partial Month D0NQ9LL
IBM Connections Cloud S1 Step Up Authorized User Overage D0NQALL
IBM Connections Cloud S1 Step Up Authorized User per Month D0NQ8LL
Part description Part number
IBM Connections Social Cloud  
IBM Connections Social Cloud Authorized User Daily Fee Partial Month D0NR8LL
IBM Connections Social Cloud Authorized User Overage D0NR9LL
IBM Connections Social Cloud Authorized User per Month D0NR7LL
Part description Part number
IBM Connections Social Cloud Step Up  
IBM Connections Social Cloud Step Up Authorized User Daily Fee Partial Month D0NR6LL
IBM Connections Social Cloud Step Up Authorized User Overage D0NZRLL
IBM Connections Social Cloud Step Up Authorized User per Month D0NR5LL
Part description Part number
IBM Connections Cloud S1 Authorized  
IBM Connections Cloud S1 Authorized User Daily Fee Partial Month D0NQCLL
IBM Connections Cloud S1 Authorized User Overage D0NQDLL
IBM Connections Cloud S1 Authorized User per Month D0NQBLL
Part description Part number
IBM Connections Meetings Cloud for Enterprise Deployment  
IBM Connections Meetings Cloud for Enterprise Deployment Step Up Authorized User Daily Fee Partial Month D0NRSLL
IBM Connections Meetings Cloud for Enterprise Deployment Step Up Authorized User Month D0NRRLL
IBM Connections Meetings Cloud for Enterprise Deployment Step Up Authorized User Overage D0NZSLL
Part description Part number
IBM Connections Chat Cloud  
IBM Connections Chat Cloud Authorized User Overage D17ALLL
IBM Connections Chat Cloud Authorized User per Month D17AJLL
IBM Connections Chat Cloud Daily Fee for Partial Month D17AKLL
Part description Part number
IBM Connections Cloud iNotes®  
IBM Web Mail Cloud Per Authorized User Daily Fee Partial Month Charge D0NR2LL
IBM Web Mail Cloud Per Authorized User Overage D0NR3LL
IBM Web Mail Cloud Per Authorized User per Month D0NR1LL
Part description Part number
IBM Connections Cloud Meetings Audio Add-on Voice over IP
IBM Audio Conferencing Services for Connections Meetings Cloud Voice over IP Minute per Month D0YFLLL
IBM Audio Conferencing Services for Connections Meetings Cloud Voice over IP Daily Fee for Partial Month D0YFMLL
IBM Audio Conferencing Services for Connections Meetings Cloud Voice over IP Minute Overage D0YFNLL

Charge metric

Program name PID number Charge unit description
IBM Connections Chat on Cloud 5725-F82 Per Authorized User
IBM Connections Archive Essentials Cloud 5725-F82 Per Authorized User
IBM Connections Social Cloud 5725-F82 Per Authorized User
IBM Connections Social Cloud Step Up 5725-F82 Per Authorized User
IBM Connections Docs Cloud 5725-F82 Per Authorized User
IBM Connections Cloud S1 5725-F82 Per Authorized User
IBM Connections Cloud S1 Step-up 5725-F82 Per Authorized User
IBM Connections Cloud S2 for Enterprise Deployment 5725-F82 Per Authorized User
IBM Connections Cloud S2 for Enterprise Deployment Step Up 5725-F82 Per Authorized User
IBM Connections Meetings Cloud 5725-F82 Per Authorized User
IBM Connections Cloud Support Add-on 5725-F82 Per 1 Authorized User, 1 Contact
IBM Web Mail Cloud 5725-F82 Per Authorized User
IBM Audio Conferencing Services for Connections Meetings Cloud Voice over IP 5725-F82 Per Minute
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Money-back guarantee

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Volume orders (IVO)

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No

System i Software Maintenance applies

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Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

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Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM, which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type smitty esa_main, and select Configure Electronic Service Agent. In addition, ESA now includes a powerful web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent, refer to

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The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

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Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM. The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to securely transmit either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system.

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Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, you can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the Electronic Support website at

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My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent. Reports are available for any system associated with your IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, you are able to see search results that apply specifically to your systems.

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