Harmon.ie announced plans to integrate content from IBM Connections into Microsoft Outlook, providing users with convenient and seamless access to social tools from Outlook:
“Social email provider harmon.ie® today announced it is helping Microsoft Outlook users embrace social networking by making IBM Connections available through a social sidebar in the user’s email inbox. The resulting cross-platform product will aggregate IBM Connections social objects, Microsoft SharePoint documents, presence awareness and unified communications into a single email window to streamline user access to social business tools.
This project leverages harmon.ie’s social aggregation technology to enable users to access multiple social and collaborative activity streams without leaving the email interface where they spend a large portion of their workday. harmon.ie’s ability to enable typical business users to adopt new collaboration tools without changing their daily work habits has helped enterprises worldwide increase end user adoption of collaboration platforms from an average of 20 percent to as high as 80 percent in just a few months’ time.“
Availability – later in 2012.