IBM To Rival Google & Microsoft with Online Office Suite for Consumers & Businesses (click for full article) "Google Docs, Microsoft Office 365, and other online office suites for consumers and businesses will soon be getting some new competition from IBM. After going live some time this month with a credit card-payable social networking environment called IBM SmartCloud for Social Business, IBM plans to add IBM Docs later this year. The new online offerings reflect a push toward "consumerization" at IBM, said Rebecca Buisan, an IBM product management exec, at an IBM event for business partners and the press in New York City. Why use IBM Docs? Why should people choose IBM Docs over the many rival office suites? "Enterprise-grade security" is one reason why, Buisan contended, in a meeting with NotebookReview at the event. IBM Docs will also deliver close integration across the word processor, spreadsheet and presentation software in the suite, as well as with Social Business offerings to be rolled out this month for e-mail, instant messaging (IM), cloud storage, calendaring, file sharing, online meetings, project management, and collaboration, according to Buisan. Collaborative tools will include "activities" and newsfeeds, for example."