ENUSZP08-0301.PDF (15KB)

IBM Lotus CEO Community Collaboration Bundle provides a complete communications collaboration solution


Table of Contents

Announcement Letter No. ZP08-0301 dated June 24, 2008.

  • Title
  • Overview
  • Key prerequisites
  • At a glance
  • Description
  • Accessibility by people with disabilities
  • Statement of general direction
  • Program number
  • Supplemental information

  • Publications
  • Ordering information
  • Integrated technology services (IBM Global Services)
  • Prices
  • IBM Global Financing
  • Terms and conditions
  • Announcement countries

  • Announcement Letter No. ZP08-0301 dated June 24, 2008.

    See final section for details of availability and limitations, if applicable.


    IBM Lotus CEO Community Collaboration Bundle provides a complete communications collaboration solution


    The IBM Lotus CEO Community Collaboration Bundle, which combines the benefits of the latest releases of IBM Lotus Connections, IBM Lotus Sametime, and IBM Lotus Quickr, is updated to include all of the capabilities of IBM Lotus Sametime Advanced.

    For organizations that need advanced collaboration - within specific departments or across the entire global enterprise - IBM Lotus Sametime Advanced software will help make it easy to find information and share expertise, engage in ongoing conversations, share one's desktop instantaneously for collaboration or help desk support, and automatically store and reuse geographic location information.

    IBM Lotus Sametime Advanced 8.0 software includes all of the capabilities of the IBM Lotus Sametime Standard 8.0 along with ground-breaking functionality for real-time community collaboration.

    With IBM Lotus Sametime Advanced, employees and teams can:

    • Search for experts and get the answers they need, even when they are unsure whom to ask

    • Share, capture, and reuse knowledge in real time

    • Maintain ongoing conversations and share information in dedicated forums through persistent group chat

    • Quickly share screens, desktops, and applications with coworkers, helping to speed communication and understanding

    • Know where other colleagues are at any given time by using the software's advanced geographic location services

    IBM Lotus Connections is the industry's first social software designed specifically for business. Utilize the collective knowledge of organization, partners, and customers by dynamically building new connections between people, the information they know, and the tasks they are executing. IBM Lotus Connections includes:

    IBM Lotus Connections includes:

    • Directory and expertise location tools for creating and managing communities of interest; blogging capability

    • Innovative social bookmarking for helping you find pre-qualified information faster

    • An activities tool, to help you manage all the information and people associated with a specific task

    IBM Lotus Quickr is team software that lets users access and interact with all the people, information, and project materials users need to get the job done faster and make better, more informed decisions.

    • The rich features of IBM Lotus Quickr allow users to easily set up security-rich online team spaces, organization and share everyday business files, collaboratively author and edit content, and coordinate meetings and events.

    • The connectors included with Lotus Quickr let users work both from a Web browser and right from your favorite desktop programs, such as IBM Lotus Notes, IBM Lotus Sametime, and Microsoft Office.

    • Extranet support in IBM Lotus Quickr allows you to easily extend your collaboration to strategic partners and customers outside the enterprise's firewall.

    • When traveling, IBM Lotus Quickr team spaces can be taken offline.

    Refer to Programming Announcement letter ZP07-0312 dated June 26, 2007.

    Key prerequisites

    Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections for details.

    At a glance

    IBM Lotus CEO Community Collaboration Bundle combines the benefits of the latest releases of Lotus Connections, Lotus Sametime Advanced, and Lotus Quickr, offering a complete collaboration solution at a great value. The bundle can help:

    • Utilize the collective knowledge of the organization, partners and customers

    • Dynamically build new connections between people, the information they know and the tasks they are executing.

    • Communicate and collaborate faster and easier with market-leading unified communications and collaboration capabilities

    • Streamline group discussion and decision making by making sure that all members of a team or group can see the whole conversation

    • Find information and share expertise in real time through new broadcast community tools

    • Quickly share your screen in real time, speeding up information sharing and potentially reducing help desk costs

    • Access and interact with all the people, information, and project materials you need to get your job done faster

    • Make better, more informed decisions with easy access to people and information.

    • Easily set up security-rich online team spaces, organize and share everyday business files, collaboratively author and edit content, and coordinate meetings and events.

    Planned availability dates:

    June 24, 2008 (electronic software delivery).

    June 24, 2008 (media and documentation).

    See the complete letter for globalization details.


    IBM Lotus CEO Community Collaboration Bundle provides a rich collaboration solution at a great value. Its components are built on open standards and extensible by customers and by independent software vendors. IBM Lotus Connections, IBM Lotus Sametime Advanced, and IBM Lotus Quickr are flexible and designed to integrate into the current environment, running on multiple server operating systems and working with multiple releases of desktop software.

    Refer to the individual channel announcements for IBM Lotus Sametime, IBM Lotus Quickr and IBM Lotus Connections for more details on each component of the IBM Lotus Community Collaboration Bundle.

    IBM Lotus Connections delivers the following integrated components to meet the security, scalability, and integration requirements of a growing business. These components may be accessed via a browser, through e-mail, instant messaging, and portal software that is already in use today.

    • Profiles let users quickly find the people they need by searching across the organization using keywords that help identify expertise or current projects.

    • Communities allow users to create, find, join, and work with communities of people who share a common responsibility or area of expertise.

    • Blogs help users to present your ideas and receive feedback while learning from the experience of others.

    • Dogear functionality let users save your bookmarks, either as private or shared, so that information can be quickly accessed.

    • Activities component gives users the power to organize work, plan next steps, and easily tap their expanding professional network to help execute everyday deliverables faster.

    IBM Lotus Sametime, an award-winning and market-leading platform for unified communications and collaboration, offers integrated instant messaging and Web conferencing capabilities with the security features required for business use. Lotus Sametime Advanced software introduces four new capabilities centered around real-time community collaboration, in addition to including all of the capabilities provided by the Lotus Sametime Standard offering.

    • Persistent group chat. Allows users to keep a continuous chat discussion running on a specific topic. As new people join the always running discussion, they see the entire history of the conversation. People can monitor the chat rooms to which they have subscribed, see how many people and unread messages are in each, and set up alerts based on certain words, the number of unread messages, or the number of active participants.

    • Broadcast tools

      • Skill tap: Allows users to broadcast questions to a community of colleagues, and lets experts volunteer to help within a specific community. Responses can be archived for future reuse (for example, searches, FAQs), and expertise rankings can be established based on the quality of responses.

      • Instant poll: Allows users to gather answers and opinions to polling questions in real time.

      • Broadcast chat: Allows users to invite members of a community to a group conversation.

      • Announcements: Keeps everyone in the loop and informed of upcoming events.

    • Instant share: Allows users to instantaneously start sharing their screen with one or more contacts.

    • Location server: Creates a central store for geographic location.

    In addition to these new capabilities, Lotus Sametime Advanced users will have access to all of the features available in the Lotus Sametime Standard offering, including:

    • Presence

    • Encrypted and authenticated instant messaging

    • Web conferencing

    • Voice over IP (VoIP) voice chat within the enterprise

    • Point-to-point video

    • Integration with leading telephony, audio and video providers

    • Mobile clients

    • Federation with supported public instant messaging (IM) networks

    • Toolkits for embedding presence in applications and Web sites

    • An extensible client built on the open Eclipse framework

    • A robust IBM Business Partner network of third party solutions

    IBM Lotus Quickr helps you organize and share content, work as a team, and manage the e-mail glut. It delivers three integrated components:

    1. Content repository enables easy storage of content (for example, Microsoft Office documents, videos, and media files) on security-rich servers that IT can regularly back up. Also, users can organize content, authorize others to read, edit, or manage content, and receive updates into your favorite feed reader when content is updated. Lotus Domino- and Java-based repositories are provided. Customers may deploy either or both.

    2. Content and Team Services provide capability to store, organize, access, and share content and team projects. Specifically, Lotus Quickr provides content libraries that support check-in/check-out and customization, team calendar and milestone tracking tools, team blogs, wikis, and announcement lists.

    3. Connectors provide access to content libraries directly from desktop applications such as Lotus Notes, Lotus Sametime, Microsoft Office, and Windows Explorer; they plug into desktop applications through a set of downloadable connectors (similar to plug-ins) that provide access to IBM Lotus Quickr software from within desktop applications.

    All the components of the IBM Community Collaboration Bundle - IBM Lotus Connections, IBM Lotus Sametime, and IBM Lotus Quickr - provide compelling, intuitive user interfaces, making them simple to learn without an extensive investment in end-user training. Early adopters of these collaborative solutions in any end-user community can easily encourage others to participate by getting them started with a few basic instructions; thus, helping to overcome the adoption gap that makes other team collaboration solutions ineffective.

    Potential benefits of the IBM Lotus CEO Community Collaboration Bundle include:

    • Business tasks and decisions can be executed faster, allowing for quick access to information and experts from an expanded professional network, with a complete array of tools for working together.

    • Information and knowledge can be more effectively shared across the organization and securely stored so they are not lost as employees move about.

    • Collaboration is not confined to geographic location. Your organization can share and leverage teams from across the globe to achieve optimal results.

    • A cost-effective, consistent approach to real-time collaboration is provided within an encrypted, authenticated, managed environment.

    • Decisions can be made with confidence knowing they can be vetted by experts across the organization and reflect past experience.

    • Innovative products and services are spawned from communities of employees, partners, and customers - driving growth in the business.

    Accessibility by people with disabilities

    IPLA and Subscription and Support considerations

    IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

    Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.

    Statement of general direction

    It is the intention of IBM Lotus to continue to offer feature-rich, scalable, secure, easy-to-use software for team collaboration, real-time communications, Web conferencing, social networking, and managing content, regardless of company size and industry focus.

    All statements regarding IBM's plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice.

    Program number

    Program    VRM                          Program name
    5724-S86   1.0.0                        IBM CEO Community

    Supplemental information


    No publications are shipped with this product.

    The IBM Publications Center


    The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.

    Ordering information

    This product can only be ordered by part numbers. The preferred customer ordering route for IBM WorkStation Software is via remarketers. Refer to Marketing Announcement ZA99-0208 and Marketing Announcement ZA99-0231 for more information on the ordering process for IBM WorkStation Software.

    For ordering information on this product, consult your authorized IBM Business Partner or refer to the information on the following IBM Web site

    http://www.lotus.com/services/passport.nsf/WebDocs/Passport_Advantage_ Home

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

    Product information

    Licensed function title             Product group   Product
    IBM Lotus Community Collaboration   CEO Bundle      CEO Bundle
    Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                          number     description
    IBM Lotus Community Collaboration     5724-S86   User(s)

    Charge metrics definitions


    "CEO Product Categories" (groupings of Eligible Products) are obtained on a per-user basis. You must obtain your first CEO Product Category ("Primary Product Category") for all Users within your Enterprise and for not less than the number of Users specified in the CEO Product Categories Table at ibm.com/software/passportadvantage . A "User" is an individual to whom a machine capable of copying, using, or extending the use of Programs has been assigned. You may obtain additional CEO Product Categories if you meet the minimum number of Users requirement specified in the CEO Product Category in the CEO Product Categories Table at ibm.com/software/passportadvantage. However, you need not obtain additional CEO Product Categories for all Users within your Enterprise.

    A User may use any or all of the Programs included in a chosen CEO Product Category. However, all IBM Programs that are used for client access must be obtained from the same CEO Product Category as the server Program they access.

    Processor (Value Unit)

    A processor core is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor core consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. Not all processor cores require the same number of Value Unit entitlements. To calculate the number of Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the value unit table on the following Web site:

    http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-lotus/services/cwepassport.nsf/ wdocs/pvu_licensing_for_customers

    With full capacity licensing, a Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be acquired for the appropriate number of value units based on all activated processor cores available for use on the server.

    Authorized user

    An authorized user is one and only one individual (named or unnamed) within or outside Your enterprise. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for each individual user accessing the program in any manner. A program licensed under an authorized user PoE may be installed on a single computer or server, and accessed by multiple users, provided that a PoE has been obtained for each individual user accessing the program either directly or indirectly (via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means on behalf of the user.

    Passport Advantage program licenses

    IBM CEO Community Collaboration

    Part description                  Part number
    IBM Lotus Community
     Collaboration CEO
    Community Collaboration CEO       D61AQLL
     User(s) License & SW Maintenance
     12 Months
    Community Collaboration CEO       E03Y2LL
     User(s) SW Maintenance Annual
    Community Collaboration CEO       D61ARLL
     User(s) SW Maintenance
     Reinstatement 12 Months

    Integrated technology services (IBM Global Services)

    Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation or integration of this product.


    The charges are unchanged by this announcement.

    IBM Global Financing

    IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit


    IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

    Terms and conditions

    The terms and conditions for IBM Lotus CEO Community Collaboration Bundle as previously announced in Software Announcement ZP070312 dated May 15, 2007, are unchanged.

    Announcement countries

    All European, Middle Eastern and African countries except:

    • Iran
    • Sudan
    • Syria

    The data in this letter is subject to the disclaimer in Letter ZS90-0112, which is available from the same IBM announcement letters database.

    This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, please contact your IBM Representative or IBM Business Partner as appropriate.

    ************ End of Document ************