IBM Releases IM Community Tools
Tools designed to allow users to interact with communities, such as customer and partner communities, in a peer-to-peer network.IBM on Monday released a new suite of communication tools that bring together instant messaging and message brokering. The suite, known as IBM Community Tools, is designed to allow users to interact with communities, such as customer and partner communities, in a peer-to-peer network. The tools combine IBM MQ Event Broker with the enterprise instant messaging capabilities of IBM Lotus Sametime, with Web services running under WebSphere Application Server, Apache and DB2. Together, the technologies can be used to locate experts, start impromptu discussions and alert and survey large groups of people in real time, according to IBM officials in Armonk, NY.
ICT has been used by IBM eSeries customers and business partners since February. With this release, they become available on IBMs alphaWorks Web site.