The IBM smartcloud collaboration platform gets a new addition with Projexec – an integrated tool for managing projects. The tool should fill the gap between the activities and to-dos provided by Smartcloud (formally Lotuslive). This has long been a missing feature of the platform and although I thought it should have been in the functionality already – this ability is welcome as it fills out the role that Smartcloud can fill in a distributed geographically spread organisation or where members of a team are not physically together.
I can see how the tool will fit for me as a consultant since I often need to spend time working with clients on projects or tasks where a shared environment is more conducive this type of engagement. This will let me use the tool instead of say MS Project to build and manage projects. Time will tell whether Projexec does a good job – more on that in future articles.