eWeek writer (and fellow Oregonian) Paula Musich reports that Nortel and IBM are teaming up to launch an integrated suite of VOIP and multimedia apps that will run on IBM's System i server.
The suite will be launched in October of this year.
End game: compete with Microsoft's Live Communications Server by enabling unified communications apps available to enterprise users.
Lori McLean, vice president and general manager of the Nortel/IBM alliance in Toronto, tells Paul the offering will include telerouting, unified communications, messaging and collaboration tools.
IBM and Nortel channel partners will sell this offering, as well as advise System i channel partners on training for Systemi's predominantly SMB (Small to Medium Size Business) user base.