I'll add this link to my overall 7.0.2 entry, but I thought there was a good quote in it worth highlighting separately:

IBM also believes these features will help customers innovate more easily through more user-friendly and cross-platform collaboration.

"Customers are asking for the ability to leverage Web 2.0 technology," Brill told internetnews.com.

"Whether blogs or wikis or RSS, the question was how to deliver that in an enterprise context," he said.

Gartner analyst Matt Cain noted that IBM is getting the jump on inevitable competition from consumer-oriented companies.

"There's no doubt that companies like Google, Microsoft -- via MSN -- Yahoo and AOL will begin to offer commercial-grade collaborative services to enterprises," he told internetnews.com.

Simon Forge, who follows collaboration and mobile technology for Ptak, Noel & Associates, said IBM is using Web 2.0-inspired solutions as a means of extending its client base outside the enterprise.
Link: InternetNews: Is that a Lotus in your pocket? >

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