SaaS communication/collaboration from IBM Lotus
IBM will today open the online door to a service that merges some of the best features of social networking with business collaboration tools.
A SaaS (software-as-a-service) product, Bluehouse is, for now, free during this public beta release. Once the testing ends sometime in the next few months, subscription pricing, which has not yet been detailed, will kick in.
Bluehouse combines a familiar pallet of collaboration tools, including IM (instant messaging), Web conferencing, document sharing, profiles, directory and tools to build business networking communities -- all delivered via a cloud platform.