Components and features of IBM Connections Cloud

Communities of ideas and innovation

Use communities to organize teams, manage projects and generate innovation. Wikis, blogs and forums within a community help you share knowledge, ideas and opinions that can fix the smallest process glitch or generate the big idea that changes your business.

Project management from a single sign-on

Get projects started and adapt to change fast with project and contact management tools. Administrative tools are built in and simple to use. Manage activities, establish priorities, assign tasks and more.

IBM Connections Files on Cloud file sharing

Share and manage files with colleagues, customers and business partners and sync online files to their favorite mobile devices and tablets. Includes support for both Android and iOS mobile devices.

IBM Connections Chat Cloud instant meetings

Collaborate instantly with your network of peers and subject matter experts around the world from your desktop or mobile device using instant-messaging and presence awareness.

Meets critical security standards

Maintain security and privacy with enterprise security features and built-in virus protection services. Complies with SAS 70 Type II, SSAE 16, ISO 27001 and Safe Harbor standards. Features encryption protection, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption and security-rich password recovery, digital signatures and per-message encryption, data encryption at rest and opportunistic Transport Layer Security encryption in transit. Supports Federated identity through SAML.

IBM Connections Meetings Cloud online meetings

Use live audio and video, recording, chat, polls and application and desktop sharing to communicate and collaborate. Set up the meetings yourself and accommodate up to 200 participants.

IBM Connections Docs Cloud collaborative document editing

Reduce review and rework cycles by bringing the team together on a single editing platform. Create and collaborate on word processing, spreadsheet and presentation documents with socially enabled productivity tools, comment contextually and manage files.

Extensive mobile device support

Access files, meetings, contacts and content with mobile apps on Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Windows Mobile, Google Android and Nokia Symbian. Supports IMAP clients, including Microsoft Outlook 2003 and 2007, Mozilla Thunderbird 9.0.1, and Apple Mail 4 and 5.

IBM Software Services for Collaboration: Faster deployment

Take advantage of IBM Software Services for Collaboration, a global organization that is ready to accelerate your success by providing essential, innovative and tailored services and value-add applications delivered by experts. Top-notch technical, advisory and education services empower you to deploy and elevate integrated, secure and scalable social business solutions with confidence.

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Technical details

Software requirements

IBM Connections Cloud supports Microsoft Windows 7, 8 Classic, 10 and Apple OS X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 operating systems.

IBM Connections Cloud supports the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome Current (non-beta)
  • Mozilla FireFox ESR, FireFox Current (non-beta)
  • Apple Safari 8, 9, 10, 11
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge (except Chat and Meetings)

Hardware requirements

There are no hardware requirements for IBM Connections Cloud.