Enterprise Instant Messaging (Microsoft Unified Communications , IBM Sametime, Jabber)

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News Buzz (Updated November 2, 2007)

Alcatel-Lucent and IBM Join Hands to Develop Unified ...
TMCnet, November 2, 2007
Lotus Sametime customers will now be able to access a totally integrated audio conferencing solution due to recent technological advancements fromAlcatel-Lucent
HP Combines Blade Servers, Unified Communications Software
InformationWeek, November 2, 2007
HP is offering "Solution Blocks" that integrate leading software-based communications tools with its BladeSystem enclosures and related products to provide an integrated platform for managing e-mail, messaging, presence, conferencing, and telephony.
Microsoft Simplifies Business Networking
itVARnews.net (press release), November 2, 2007
Microsoft India announced the availability of its Unified Communications Software in the country. The software provides easy ways for business networking features like video conferencing etc in cost effective ways.
AT&T Completes Interwise Acquisition
Trading Markets (press release), November 2, 2007
AT&T Inc. today announced the completion of the acquisition of Interwise, a leading global provider of Internet Protocol (IP)-based voice, Web and video conferencing services.
POLYCOM DELIVERS HIGH DEFINITION Voice over IP Devices FOR ...
TechWhack, November 2, 2007
The release coincides with Microsoft Corp.’s launch of Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communicator 2007.
Survey Reveals Instant Messaging, Voice Mail use present ...
CCH, November 2, 2007
As instant messaging gains widespread use at many companies, businesses have the added burden of capturing and retaining those running online conversations in the event they are needed in a litigation hold instruction.
Skype's the limit
Irish Times, November 2, 2007
Network operator 3 and eBay's internet telephony company, Skype, announced a partnership to roll out specially-designed Skype handsets and call services within the next few weeks
Yahoo Releases Messenger Upgrade in Beta
TMCnet, November 1, 2007
The new features in Messenger 9.0 include an “in-line player” with which the users can send URLs to each other and then watch video and flip through photos together.
Verizon shows off its Future tech
CNET News.com, November 1, 2007
Intelligent services are on the way for Verizon Communications customers as the company expands its fiber-to-the-home and 3G wireless networks.
New Plantronics Wideband Audio Solution Optimized for Microsoft ...
microwire.info, November 1, 2007
Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE:PLT) today announced that the new SupraPlus® Wideband USB professional headset is optimized for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007.
First Returns on Microsoft OCS Launch: No Significant Change in ...
TMCnet, October 31, 2007
By tmcnet News, This past June, we asked TMC (News - Alert) subscribers and Web site visitors to describe their plans for deploying Unified Communications.
Google creates Alliance to Challenge Facebook
International Herald Tribune, October 31, 2007
Google and some of the leading social networks on the Web are teaming up to take on the new kid on the block - Facebook.
Microsoft eyes Unified Comms Market in Malaysia
ZDNet Asia, October 31, 2007
Microsoft launched its unified communications products here today and unveiled its vision, technology road map and partnership plans to about 450 Malaysian business leaders and IT decision makers.
IBM taps Alcatel for Unified Communications Strategy
PC World Magazine, October 31, 2007
IBM and networking provider Alcatel-Lucent are teaming up to take Microsoft head-on in the unified communications market.
Microsoft Unified Communications shuns G.722 wideband interoperability
ZDNet, October 31, 2007
Unfortunately for Microsoft, the current UC products will not be able to interoperate with the most commonly implemented patent-free wideband codec G.722 in existing high-end SIP phones.
Mundu IM launched for Windows Mobile and Sony Ericsson Mobile Phones
TechWhack, October 31, 2007
Geodesic Information Systems has announced that they are now making available versions of their Mundu IM for Windows Mobile and Sony Ericsson Mobile Phones.
iskoot Provides Software for 3 Skypephone
Earthtimes, October 30, 2007
iSkoot today announced that it has been selected by Skype to help power the 3 Skypephone -- the first ever mass-market Skype-enabled mobile handset.
Meebo Platform Means More Widgets For Online IM
Wired News, October 30, 2007
Like the Facebook Platform, Meebo's platform consists of a set of APIs that developers can leverage to create widgets which Meebo users can add to their pages, but as with Facebook, the platform isn't exactly open.
newstep Networks Completes Successful Interoperability Testing ...
Business Wire (press release), October 30, 2007
In addition to Voice Call Continuity (VCC) compliant dual-mode seamless handoff support, NewStep’s CSN also provides Single Number Service, Single Voicemail, Simultaneous and Sequential Ringing, One Button Transfer, Voicemail Intercept, and Automatic Reconnect features.
Yahoo Messenger 9.0 Beta Launched
Tech2, October 30, 2007
Yahoo today announced the launch of its Messenger 9.0 Beta, a new version of the popular Instant Messaging software, that's designed to work on both Windows XP and Vista.
Iomega Corporation Announces New Email and IM Security and ...
CNNMoney.com, October 30, 2007
Iomega Corporation , a global leader in storage and security solutions, today announced an expansion of its OfficeScreen(R) managed services to include messaging security and management solutions for instant messaging (IM), email and IM archiving and email encryption.
IPC Launches the Nexus Suite to Unify Communications On the ...
Business Wire (press release), October 29, 2007
IPC Systems, Inc., today announced the launch of its SIP-based Nexus Suite, an open, flexible, end-to-end communications platform for the trading floor that links elements of IPC’s Network Services with the IPC Alliance platform to unify communications technology in real time.
Geodesic's Mundu(TM) IM to Support Pocket PC and Sony Ericsson Devices
PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), October 29, 2007
Geodesic, an innovator in mobile networking and communications, today announced the compatibility of its market leading product Mundu(TM) IM with Pocket PC and select Sony Ericsson devices.
Skype and 3 Launch New Skypephone
Tech2, October 29, 2007
Skype and mobile operator 3 have apparently decided it's time they got together and allowed us to connect with each other – via their new 3 Skypephone.
Movial Launches Communicator Mobile 5, Unveils Unified Inbox for ...
Business Wire (press release), October 29, 2007
Communicator Mobile 5 contains a number of compelling upgrades which enable end users to enjoy a simple, easy user experience without worrying about the underlying technology.
3G Operator 3 UK Announces 1 Billion Instant Messages Since Launch
3G (press release), October 29, 2007
3G Operator 3 UK confirmed one billion instant messages have been sent across its network since it launched instant messaging services a year ago.
FirstHand Technologies Announces Mobile Unified Communication ...
Business Wire (press release), October 29, 2007
Building on the widely deployed FirstHand Enterprise Mobility Solution under agreements with Nortel, NEC, and others; the Enterprise Mobility Solution UC delivers an unprecedented feature set in enterprise mobile communications.
Frost & Sullivan: Slow Uptake of Unified Communications in Government
Business Wire (press release), October 28, 2007
UC encompasses all the features that are associated with unified messaging, speech technologies, presence, video, audio and web conferencing and collaboration solutions. UC allows users to access real time information and communications via a plethora of devices and tools at the desktop.

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