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IBM unveils new software for mobile enterprise market

Applications will support the infrastructure of mobile networks and add productivity software for 4G

IBM has unveiled a new software suite, services and research offerings that are designed to bring a new level of intelligence to the mobile enterprise market. The company also opened a new software development laboratory, the IBM Mass Lab, which will contribute to mobile offerings.

The company is introducing new offerings for mobile business ecosystem including mobile devices, communication service providers and enterprise mobile services, such as new analytics software and services for real-time management of remote cell towers and sites to detect problems and manage maintenance before outages can occur.

In addition, the new offerings include, a software that bridges voice and web communications to speed up business processes; new collaboration software for Android-based mobile devices; R&D innovations for 4th generation mobile networks and devices to improve service and quality; and a new email prototype to help mobile device users identify what needs immediate action.

The company is delivering Intelligent Site Operations, which integrates passive cell tower infrastructure with an organisation's active network for continuous monitoring, management and control of all physical and digital assets. IBM is also extending its collaboration software for the Android platform to Lotus Notes clients, while its WebSphere CEA Mobile Widgets allow consumers to share their web experiences on handheld devices.

Finally, IBM Research is addressing the increasing consumer demand for more video applications over wireless networks, specifically for the new 4G network, through an initiative that aims to allow networks to self-configure and self-heal themselves to make improved performance, enhance network analytics for self-organisation, and optimise both enterprise and consumer networks.