IBM introduced its new IBM Lotus Connections software at the Enterprise 2.0 conference in Boston yesterday.
IBM Lotus Connections provides the industry's first integrated social software offering for business -- Web 2.0 for the Enterprise, if you will -- including five Web 2.0-based components: activities, communities, Dogear (social bookmarking for the enterprise), profiles and blogs.
The full press release explains more and describes some early customer uses of this exciting new technology.
As I mentioned in past posts, we've been using several of these technologies inside IBM, so our living Big Blue laboratory helped drive the "proof of concept." It's great to see these very useful capabilities now being offered up to the world at large.
Click here to go to a page where you can learn a whole lot more about Lotus Connections.
The introduction of IBM Lotus Connections was part of the greater IBM's "Web 2.0 Goes to Work" initiative, for which there is more information here.
UPDATE: As I mentioned above, IBM has used the tools mentioned here extensively. This Wall Street Journal article (reg rqrd) from earlier this week explores IBM's recent use of its social computing technologies...eating our own cooking, so to speak.