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Software Spending On The Upswing
Optimize Magazine, June 1, 2007
It may seem obvious that unified communications—the integration of real-time applications such as voice, video, conferencing, and instant messaging—is the best way to solve network complexity and improve collaboration among virtual workers.

LAN 2 LAN launches is-phone into the UK
SourceWire, May 31, 2007
LAN 2 LAN, the leading network integration specialist, has launched iscoord’s is-phone into the UK. is-phone is the first solution that enables seamless integration between Internet Protocol (IP) telephony and IBM Lotus Notes and Lotus Sametime software. LAN 2 LAN has become iscoord’s first UK distributor for is-phone.

Instant Message on the Go - BeeJive Announces JiveTalk Mobile Messenger Version 1.0 for BlackBerry Smartphones
EMediaWire, May 31, 2007
JiveTalk supports real time communication on the major public IM networks, including AOL® / iChat®, Yahoo!®, MSN® / Windows Live Messenger®, GoogleTalk™, ICQ®, and Jabber.

Akonix: IM Attacks So Far Increased 73% over 2006
ChannelInsider, May 30, 2007
Security researchers at San Diego-based Akonix Systems Inc., a provider of instant messaging security and compliance products, have uncovered 170 IM threats this year—an increase of 73 percent from the same time period in 2006.
IBM Social Tools Could Bring New Opportunity To Solution Providers
ChannelWeb, May 30, 2007
Carl Tyler, founder of Epilio, a Boston-based start-up specializing in enterprise instant messaging and collaboration, said there is potentially a lot of partner opportunity around Quickr in building and customizing templates and "doing business-in-a-box type things."
IM Service promotes secure business collaboration
ThomasNet, May 30, 2007
Designed to further secure and collaborative business communications/processes, Rozmic Messenger operates from any PC, laptop, and hand-held device as well as some mobile phones. This business-class Instant Messaging (IM) service allows users to see who is online and exchange messages with them. Files can be transferred securely, and Rozmic Firewall protects IM from malware, hackers, and viruses.
Microsoft Grows IM Through Philanthropic Campaign
ClickZNews, May 30, 2007
Microsoft's "i'm Making A Difference" campaign looks to get college students using Windows Live Messenger by donating a share of ad revenues generated by the instant messaging client. A word of mouth component of the campaign was executed by RepNation to target college students.
Google buys into security, acquires GreenBorder
InfoWorld, May 29, 2007
The company would offer no further details of its plan to integrate GreenBorder's security tools into its own products, which have branched far beyond search into Web-based productivity applications that compete with Microsoft's ubiquitous Office products. The Google Apps Premier Edition, launched in Feb. 2007, offers businesses e-mail, calendar, instant messaging, and word processing capabilities.
Tigase Server 2.9.1
Tweakers.net, May 29, 2007
New version of Tigase server (open source Jabber/XMPP implementation) is now available. The main new feature is StanzaReceiver - simplified PubSub. There are a lot of possible ways to benefit from this component.

Comverse Mobile Instant Messaging Client Embedded in Samsung Device Targeted for North America
Businesswire, May 29, 2007
Samsung Electronics, a leading provider and innovator of mobile phones, has selected Comverse Mobile Instant Messaging (Mobile IM) client software to be embedded in a new handset targeted for the North American market. Introduced by Samsung in early 2007, the new handset, Samsung SCH-u340, was already launched for a mass market target audience.

Akonix Addresses Instant Messaging Security
WebWire, May 29, 2007
Akonix Systems, Inc., provider of the most deployed instant messaging (IM) security and compliance products in the world, today introduced the Akonix A1000 IM Essentials Appliance, a simple-to-install and administer, all-in-one IM management solution designed specifically to address the risk management, archiving and compliance needs for IM use in small and medium-sized business (SMBs)

Avistar to Demonstrate Recently Released Video Collaboration Solution at Wainhouse Research Collaboration Summit
Businesswire, May 29, 2007
Avistar’s video collaboration solution integrates with IBM Lotus Sametime and Microsoft Office applications to help users respond quickly and effectively to complex business challenges. Users of IBM Lotus Sametime can simply "right-click" on the name of a Lotus Sametime contact to immediately start a one-to-one video call, and can click on additional names to expand the call to multiparty.

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