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IBM announces extensible development platform to Lotus Symphony

IBM announced the addition of a module to the Lotus Symphony suite of applications that will allow other software companies to add extensions to the applications.

IBM announced the addition of a module to the Lotus Symphony suite of applications that will allow other software companies to add extensions to the applications.

An excerpt from News.com

Under a strategy called "Beyond Office," IBM is developing several technologies to make Symphony an extensible development platform for business applications and Web-based document editors.

Rather than compete head-to-head with Microsoft Office, IBM's strategy is to make documents act like "containers" for information within workflow and collaboration applications, according to IBM executives.

IBM will support the Open Document Format and is also looking to provide the advantages of Web application functionality in office applications.

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