lotusphere.gifAt “Lotusphere”:http://www-306.ibm.com/software/lotus/events/lotusphere2008/ today, “IBM announced”:http://mikeg.typepad.com/perceptions/2008/01/lotusphere-20-2.html an integration they developed to connect “Atlassian Confluence with Lotus Connections”:http://www.edbrill.com/ebrill/edbrill.nsf. Lotus Connections is a platform for social computing that includes blogs, workflow, and now the world’s “most popular enterprise wiki”:http://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence.
We were told that the solution would first be rolled out internally before being made available to customers. “IBM has been using Confluence”:http://www-941.ibm.com/collaboration/wiki/dashboard.action for a few years now.
From our point of view, it’s more great news for Confluence’s sex appeal in the enterprise. While wikis allow for unstructured and free-form collaboration and sharing, many companies are seeking an all-in-one collaboration and workflow platform. Lotus Connections with Confluence gives them the best of both worlds.
And of course there’s also the “SharePoint Connector for Confluence”:http://www.atlassian.com/sharepoint that we jointly announced in October with Microsoft. Isn’t it comforting to know that no matter where you start, you can always connect with “Confluence”:http://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence.

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