Ed Brill from IBM shared an update on IBM’s mobile strategy for 2011 and beyond:
“About a year ago, I declared that IBM had turned the corner from follower to leader in the mobile space. I was mocked for the statement, but not only do I stand by it, I feel like we are even further out front now. How so?
I had the opportunity today to present a slide showing our current and planned future device support for IBM collaboration and Lotus solutions on the relevant enterprise mobile platforms — Apple, Android, Blackberry, and Nokia. “
Note the word “relevant” and the exclusion of Windows Phone devices. Goes to show that low market share figures mean something, and have implications. Ouch.
A few comments:
– Lotus Notes out-of-the-box applications are supported in various ways on mobile devices. Custom applications are not. That’s a pity.
– IBM’s mobile support for Connections across the range of devices above is due to improve significantly – there’s an app coming for BlackBerry, iPhone/iPad, and Android. Next year (??) activity stream support will be added.
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