August 17 2005
More coverage from last week's LinuxWorld...
Under the deal, SMBs can download Red Hat Enterprise Linux and IBM Workplace Services Express preinstalled in a VMware environment and packaged as a virtual machine for a free 90-day trial. The download will be available next month through Red Hat Network.Link: eWeek: IBM woos SMBs with open-source tools >
Workplace Services Express, geared for fewer than 750 users, includes integrated collaborative team tools, document management and instant messaging, while providing access to existing e-mail, calendars and address books.
While the majority of IBM's SMB customers are still using Lotus Notes and Domino tools, several thousand SMBs have deployed Workplace Services Express since its launch last year, according to Ken Bisconti, vice president of IBM Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Products, in Somers, N.Y.