CRN: IBM to AOL: Talk to Me

CRN coverage of the Lotusphere news:IBMSoftware's new Sametime instant messaging will connect to the hugely popularconsumer IM networks from America Online, Yahoo and Google, IBM execs saidMonday. ... Ironically, IBM/Lotus was the first to offer AIM integrationseveral years ago, but that pact faded. More recently, Microsoft has stolena march, last year announcing interoperability between its Live CommunicationsServer and AOL, Yahoo and MSN public IM networks. There was no mentionof interoperability between Sametime and Microsoft instant messaging. Sametime 7.5 will provide this connectivitywith no additional charge, said Craig Hayman, vice president of developmentand technical support for Lotus Software. Microsoft charges for its IMinterop gateway.Link: CRN:IBM to AOL: Talk to Me >

CRN coverage of the Lotusphere news:

IBM Software's new Sametime instant messaging will connect to the hugely popular consumer IM networks from America Online, Yahoo and Google, IBM execs said Monday. ... Ironically, IBM/Lotus was the first to offer AIM integration several years ago, but that pact faded. More recently, Microsoft has stolen a march, last year announcing interoperability between its Live Communications Server and AOL, Yahoo and MSN public IM networks. There was no mention of interoperability between Sametime and Microsoft instant messaging.

Sametime 7.5 will provide this connectivity with no additional charge, said Craig Hayman, vice president of development and technical support for Lotus Software. Microsoft charges for its IM interop gateway.
Link: CRN: IBM to AOL: Talk to Me >

Originally by Ed Brill from Ed Brill on January 23, 2006, 9:57am

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