IBM Announces Notes & Domino win with Singapore Airlines

September 23 2010

IBM announced that Singapore Airlines has selected IBM Lotus Notes and Domino over the competition. The official press release:

Singapore Airlines Strengthens Global Communications with IBM Software

ARMONK, N.Y...September 23, 2010...IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Singapore Airlines to empower the airline's geographically distributed workforce to collaborate and communicate more effectively.  

After a comprehensive total cost of ownership study that evaluated the merits of IBM Lotus software versus the competition, Singapore Airlines decided to expand its collaboration initiatives with IBM software.

As part of the new undertaking, Singapore Airlines will upgrade to the latest version of Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 by the end of 2010, and will further enhance its collaboration, knowledge management and mobility using IBM social software.  

"Enterprise collaboration and communications is critical for a company whose employees are as dispersed as Singapore Airlines," said Kevin Cavanaugh, vice president, messaging and collaboration, IBM Lotus Software. “The use of social software and collaboration solutions can significantly impact the productivity and knowledge sharing across an organization."

IBM Lotus Notes collaboration software is available for the full spectrum of proliferating mobile and Web-connected devices such as thin clients, laptops and desktops used to access corporate applications and business processes.  Lotus Notes is available in a cloud-based version, and also comes bundled with hardware and other offerings via its Lotus Foundations line for mid-sized businesses.

About Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines is the world's most awarded airline, and is the first to fly the world's largest commercial passenger aircraft, the new Airbus A380. From its hub at Singapore's world-renowned Changi Airport, Singapore Airlines operates a global passenger route network, serving 62 major cities in 34 countries, with a fleet of 106 passenger aircraft. Singapore Airlines is committed to providing its customers with the best flying experience, through innovative product and service offerings, as well as by operating a young and technologically advanced fleet of aircraft.

For more information about IBM, visit www.ibm.com/software/lotus.
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For a Youtube video about IBM Lotus Notes mobility in 2010, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B6cpuZ3MvM.
Contacts:
Audrey Pereira, IBM Communications, Singapore, 65-6418-1756, pereiraa@sg.ibm.com
or
Karen Lilla, IBM Global Communications, 617-693-8115, karen_lilla@us.ibm.com

A couple questions come to mind, such as what version of the client? standard client, basic client, web? Traveler? Custom Applications? But good news for sure.