IBM and RIM are tightening integration between Big Blue’s Lotus Domino e-mail server and RIM’s Blackberry mobile push-e-mail system.
IBM said its developers were now busy producing new tools to support the Blackberry system.
The aim is to make it much easier for Lotus Notes e-mail users to get their messages to their mobile devices using the Domino server and Blackberry software.
Domino 7 will now fully support Blackberry mobile devices. RIM is offering Domino-using companies a free ten-user version of Blackberry Enterprise Server version 4.1 to support their mobile employees, as part of the new partnership.
The Blackberry system is the market leader in automatic push e-mail systems, although Microsoft is now making a serious challenge in the market to support its Exchange e-mail server platform.