IBM has released a set of free desktop software tools to aid collaboration in enterprises.
The IBM Lotus Symphony suite of tools can be used for creating and sharing documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
The tools are already available within the paid-for Lotus Notes 8 messaging platform.
There are three core applications that make up the Lotus Symphony tools: Lotus Symphony Documents, Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets and Lotus Symphony Presentations.
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They support both Windows and Linux desktops, and are designed to handle the majority of office productivity tasks that workers typically perform.
Lotus Symphony supports multiple file formats including Microsoft Office and Open Document Format (ODF), and can also output content in PDF format.