Benefits of using Foundations
Low Touch Information Backup and Recovery
Information is your business' most important asset. Making backup copies of that information is essential to ensure that your business can recover from an unforeseen event. Whether an employee accidentally deletes a file, a document becomes corrupted, or a crisis situation occurs where all you information is erased or destroyed, you need to know that you are covered. Lotus Foundations Start's unique backup and recovery technology helps ensure that your information will be there when you need it.
Network Level Security - Hands-off Protection and a Preemptive Defense
Did you know that when you connect to the Internet, your business runs the risk of being targeted by malicious attacks from hackers, viruses, and spam? Computer security breaches are not uncommon, and can lead to the loss of information, time, money, and sometimes even a business itself. Lotus Foundations Start includes firewall, antivirus and antispam security services designed to protect your network and systems so that you can stay focused on business with minimal disruption.
Email and Office Productivity Tools - Get Productive and Stay Connected
One of the keys to business success is to empower employees, trading partners and customers to connect to each other and communicate effectively in the context of their day-to-day interactions. Lotus Foundations Start comes complete with email and calendaring functionality as well as office productivity tools that will enable users to work on documents, presentations and spreadsheets across a variety of formats. There is no need to purchase additional software. And there is no worry that your user experience will change as Lotus Foundations supports a variety of file formats and email clients. You are free to work how you know best.
Benefits and capabilities can be customized by a Business Partner to fit your unique needs.
Technologies used in Foundations
Autonomic Computing - Letting IT Take Care of Itself
To stay focused on your business, you canít afford spending time trying to manage your IT systems. The more complex your IT systems are, the more they can cost you in terms of time, effort, and money. Lotus Foundations Start makes IT simple.
Lotus Foundations Start is a self-governing system that automates many critical tasks and provides proactive system checks, so no in-house IT staff is necessary. With self-configuring, self-managing, self-protecting, and self-healing features, your hands are off while the system automates configuration, adjusts itself according to workload demands, anticipates and defends against security breaches, and detects, diagnoses, and repairs potential issues.
Lotus Foundations is based on the Linux Operating System. Linux has a well-deserved reputation for being stable, secure and reliable. No continuous cycle of upgrades. No system crashes. No blue screens.
- Intelligent network discovery and configuration
- Advanced disaster recovery
- Intelligent disk-based backup
- Redundant internet connectivity
- Intelligent VPN
- Advanced redundancy
Want additional information? Read about Lotus Foundations at IBM.com.