Are you looking for a RIA strategy? a single programming model that can span zero footprint web browser based to rich fat client based application development?
Download IBM® Lotus® Expeditor V6.2 toolkit at no charge to seehow easily you can leverage your OSGi™ foundation and Eclipse™ platformskills to develop and extend composite applications to managed clients-- used online or offline: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/ls/lxpd/
Lotus Notes, Sametime, Symphony, etc are all based on Expeditor. This allows easy support of OS (Linux, Mac OS, Windows) and platforms...
And the Integrator: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/products/expeditor/integrator.html.
"Lotus Expeditor integrator software provides a lightweight integrationhub for remote locations – such as retail outlets, bank branches orremote offices. The software enables straightforward business andapplication integration of the enterprise central office with itsbranch offices in a reliable, flexible and managed way. And it can evenbe deployed with limited hardware and software resources and with no ITmanagement at remote locations."