IBMs Unified Communications and Collaboration Quest - Prototypes in Practice

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2008-03-13 Print this article Print

For example, IBM and virtual reality software maker Forterra Systems are programming a Sametime-based UCC solution, code-named Babel Bridge, that could allow U.S. intelligence agencies to use a common graphical collaboration system to communicate within a virtual world.


IBM on March 10 pledged to spend $1 billion on UCC (unified communications and collaboration) technologies, which to this point for Big Blue includes splicing corporate instant messaging software with VOIP (voice over IP) software to get Lotus Sametime. The investment will be in technology, products and services to help IBM fortify its position in the market versus Microsoft, Cisco, Nortel and others. eWEEK attended a small press briefing in Somers, N.Y., and found the following.  By Clint Boulton


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