IBM Dublin Software Laboratory (DSL) forms part of IBM Software Group. DSL was opened in 1987 by Lotus Development Corporation, and in the subsequent years DSL has provided expertise in Localisation, Globalisation and Software Product Development. In 1995, Lotus joined with IBM, the world's largest technology company. Today, as one of the five brands of the IBM Software group, Lotus software draws on the deep research and development capabilities of IBM to continue our proud heritage of innovation. With offerings that dissolve boundaries and enable collaboration and learning, Lotus software helps customers worldwide to improve human productivity by fundamentally changing how people work together.
Within IBM and across the software industry, DSL is recognized as leader in localisation and related technologies. However, in recent years localisation has represented a decreasing proportion of the work of the Lab. The main focus of the lab is now on developing J2EE based components for human collaboration as part of the Lotus Workplace project and in developing advanced linguistic tools. Lotus Workplace is a new innovation for collaboration and human interaction that uses a single, open platform to integrate people with business processes. Users can access collaborative tools such as messaging, e-meetings, and calendaring & scheduling in the context of the work they're engaged in, rather than as separate applications. The results can include improved responsiveness and business productivity.
The Dublin Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) was established in 2003. A number of activities have been initiated to enable collaboration between the staff of the lab and key researchers working in related areas. It is hoped that these activities will help ensure timely and effective transfer of leading-edge research to IBM product development groups. Clilck on the links above to learn more about these activities.