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Burton Group: IBM Sametime 7.5: Just-in-Time Rediscovery of Real-Time Collaboration


Over on his Collaborative Thinking blog, Burton Group analyst Mike Gotta last week highlighted the report he, along with colleagues Karen Hobart and Peter O'Kelly, published on Sametime 7.5.  I'd encourage you to at a minimum check out the full synposis, and if you are a Burton Group client, to read the full report.

Conclusion
Sametime 7.5 solves many of IBM’s immediate challenges. It modernizes the user experience, transforms the client architecture, begins a modernization effort on the server, improves federation with external instant messaging (IM)/presence networks, and assists with establishing a partner ecosystem for unified communications based on standards. IBM’s rediscovery of real-time collaboration as a strategic endeavor occurs just in time. Microsoft is poised to release a next-generation platform in 2007 that will significantly up the ante. This Sametime release will protect IBM’s install-base, but IBM must continue to execute and build alliances with its communication vendor partners to stave off Microsoft hegemony.


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 IBM Sametime 7.5: Just-in-Time Rediscovery of Real-Time Collaboration