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LinkedIn, IBM Lotus partner to deliver networking capabilities

LinkedIn, a provider of business network online services, has partnered with IBM’s Lotus to integrate its functionality and networking capabilities with Lotus Notes, Lotus Connections and

The companies will work together to provide Lotus customers, including Lotus Notes users, new ways to interact with their professional network. Professionals will be able to start web meetings, add business context to e-mail senders, and learn about collaborators, colleagues, potential partners and prospects through integrated LinkedIn profiles, according to LinkedIn.

LinkedIn plans to integrate with three products in the Lotus portfolio, bringing Web 2.0 professional networking capabilities to each component. Additionally, LotusLive is expected to bring its collaboration capabilities to professionals on LinkedIn.

Bob Picciano, general manager of Lotus Software at IBM, said: Finding, connecting and collaborating with people and information you can trust is essential to working smarter and maximizing productivity in the workplace. The Lotus partnership with LinkedIn will allow us to collectively provide direct, easy and fast access to both the information and the collaborative services people need to drive better business outcomes.

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Reid Hoffman, chairman and CEO of LinkedIn, said: “There has been significant demand from companies seeking to increase enterprise productivity by leveraging LinkedIn’s powerful network of professionals.”

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