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January 20, 2010

Tungle Adds Lotus Notes Integration to Business Scheduling Service

By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor

Tungle has reportedly added a new offering for IBM (News - Alert) Lotus Notes and Domino, thereby rounding out its integration with leading business calendar systems.

At present, Tungle for Lotus Notes is available as a closed “beta” version to users with Lotus Notes version 8 and 8.5.
Tungle’s addition of Lotus Notes is quite significant since, according to IBM, more than half of the global Fortune 100 companies now use Lotus Notes and Domino. This includes more than 80 percent of the largest banks, consumer product, electronics, insurance, pharmaceutical and telecommunications companies as well as more than 50 percent of America’s largest 100 companies.
With the addition of Lotus Notes, Tungle now works with all major business and consumer-oriented electronic calendar environments. These include Lotus Notes, Microsoft Outlook, Google (News - Alert) Calendar, Apple iCal and Entourage for Mac. Kevin Cavanaugh, vice president, messaging and collaboration products at IBM, launched Tungle for Lotus Notes during the IBM keynote at IBM’s Lotusphere conference 2010.
Tungle gives professionals the control and flexibility to propose multiple times in meeting invitations, establish a personal scheduling page, invite others to book meetings with them and share calendars across companies, platforms and time zones, without giving up their existing calendars. Thus, Tungle helps to reduce the time and effort users spend on setting up meetings. In addition, user feedback shows that an average Tungle user will save approximately 15 minutes every time he uses the service to set up a meeting.
Available in the App Store, Tungle for iPhone allows users to create, send and receive meeting invitations and share calendars wherever they go. It includes features such as auto-suggest scheduling and at-a-glance availability. Tungle will also be offering a version for Research in Motion’s BlackBerry (News - Alert) phones later on in this quarter.
Tungle is a calendar accelerator that syncs with the user’s existing e-calendar so that he or she can easily schedule, share and connect. Tungle.me from Tungle Corporation makes scheduling meetings easy across organizations, calendar systems and time zones. It essentially eliminates double bookings, time zone mishaps and the endless back and forth of finding a time to meet. It makes it quick and easy to schedule meetings by working along with the user’s calendar, whether it’s Outlook, Google Calendar, Apple (News - Alert) iCal, Entourage for Mac or Lotus Notes.
To find out more about IBM, visit the company at the M2M Evolution Conference. To be held Jan. 20 in Miami and collocated with ITEXPO East 2010, the M2M Evolution Conference will focus on how telemetry has been changing to take advantage of the Internet, where WAN and LAN systems were points of aggregation in the past today’s machines benefit from the ability to connect worldwide. And as the machines continue to look to network the wireless world represents a large growth opportunity for data communication. Paul Bloom, IBM, is speaking during “It Don’t Mean A Thing…” Don’t wait. Register now.

Calvin Azuri is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Calvin’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri

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