The cloud fundamentally changes the way enterprise applications function. Increasingly we are seeing traditional enterprise applications emerge in the cloud and partner with other Web-based services that have consumer appeal.
In turn, we are seeing cloud-based consumer type services transform into enterprise grade offerings that provide customers with the same experience they get in their work as they do at home.
IBM's Lotus Notes is a clear example of how this symbiotic relationships is evolving.
Yesterday, Tungle, the calendar application, released a Tungle.me app for Notes users. Tungle allows users to view other people's calendards and availability.
With Tungle.me for Lotus Notes, you can set custom availability and synchronize it with your Lotus Notes calendar. Once meetings are scheduled, they are automatically updated in the background.
The news follows a number of applications that have been introduced for Notes users. Those include services like TripIt and Gist. Tripit is a travel planning service. Gist allows Lotus Notes users to add dynamic profiles for people in an inbox, calendar and contacts list. Gist for Notes allows a users to have news, blogs, and tweets all in one place, find related people, emails, links, and attachments. It connects to LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.