Determined to lead the market in creating social networking tools for the enterprise, IBM introduced a new set of social networking visualization and analysis tools for businesses.
IBM Atlas for Lotus Connections helps users answer questions about key experts on given topics and how they are connected. The software also gives users access to other users contacts.
Atlas comes at a time when the use of social networking tools in the enterprise is gaining momentum as a way to help users better connect, communicate and collaborate with each other. IBM officials demonstrated the software during a Made in IBM CIO Virtual Labs Day at the company's New York headquarters Dec. 18.
Atlas is the culmination of four years of development within IBM Research to help recognize more value from the aggregate of social network data collected over time, Chris Lamb, senior product manager for Lotus Connections, told eWEEK before the event.
The suite includes four components