15 May 2012
GBS Partners with Teamstudio to Seamlessly Bring Lotus Notes Applications to iPhones, iPads, and Android Devices
Collaboration Results in the Complete Mobile Access to Critical Lotus Notes Applications
Woodstock, GA, 15 May 2012 – GBS Enterprises Incorporated (OTCBB: GBSX) (“the Company” or “GBS”), a leader in application modernization technology, Cloud services as well as the world’s largest provider of expertise for the IBM Lotus Notes & Domino platform, today announced a strategic partnership with Teamstudio to help customers easily and securely enable Lotus Notes applications for use on today’s most popular mobile device platforms. Under this partnership, GBS is providing its expertise and tools to easily create the mobile application interfaces while Teamstudio’s Unplugged product delivers the native device support along with backend connectivity and synchronization allowing full mobile access to live Lotus & Domino data and applications.
Previously, mobile access to the millions of Lotus and Domino applications installed at enterprise customers around the world has been limited to offline use of the application within the Notes client itself or web-enabling the application specifically for use within micro-browsers on smartphones and tablets. As a result of the GBS and Teamstudio partnership, companies can now fully realize their mobile strategies enabling even their business critical Lotus Notes applications to run natively on iOS and Android devices regardless of whether a wireless connection is available. Applications can also be used in a hybrid mode, taking advantage of server-based features or access to data that has not been synchronized to the local device when connectivity is available.
GBS evaluated several mobile toolkits before selecting Teamstudio Unplugged. One of the main reasons for choosing Unplugged over the alternatives was because it offered customers a significantly lower Total Cost of Ownership by extending their investment and capabilities of their existing IBM® Lotus collaboration platform rather than having to replace it entirely. Unplugged received high marks during the evaluation for its ability to produce native applications that run on both iOS and Android based devices, as well as its straight forward deployment and administration of the applications on the devices. Furthermore, Unplugged was also the only technology evaluated that fully adhered to the Notes/Domino application security model.
“We are very happy to be working with GBS”, says Nigel Cheshire, CEO of Teamstudio. “The synergies between our companies’ approaches to modernization and mobility make Unplugged a perfect fit. GBS has a very large global consulting practice that will allow customers a wider range of services and support in their mobilization initiatives.”
“Our Transformer solution has been helping Lotus Notes customers modernize and migrate their applications so they can be run on the web and in the cloud”, says Joerg Ott, CEO of GBS. “Teamstudio’s Unplugged product technology will now allow us to offer our customers a first-of-its-kind, complete end-to-end solution for their modernization projects, making it possible to easily extend those applications to their iPhones, Androids, and iPads as well, without changing any of their back-end code or data.”
GBS will be reselling and supporting Unplugged as well as integrating it in their core Lotus and Domino product offerings.
About GBS Enterprises Incorporated
GBS Enterprises Incorporated (OTCBB: GBSX) is a leader in application modernization technology, Cloud services as well as the world’s largest provider of expertise for the IBM Lotus Notes/Domino platform. With its unique capabilities, solutions and services in the Lotus Software environment, it helps customers assess and evaluate their current Lotus infrastructure and application environment, formulate their strategic technology and operational goals, and implement solutions on-premise or on the cloud that meets their current and future business needs.
Teamstudio is the market leader for software development and mobile integration tools for organizations that use the IBM Lotus Notes/Domino platform for collaborative applications. Teamstudio Unplugged is the world's first and only platform that allows IBM Xpages applications to run offline on mobile devices, with full data sync and security. More information can be found at http://unplugged.teamstudio.com.
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