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NetworkWorld Review: IBM Lotus Sametime tops corporate IM platform review


NetworkWorld just published the results of their Clear Choice Test for Enterprise IM, with IBM Lotus Sametime coming out on top:

IBM Lotus Sametime earned our Clear Choice Award for its superior messaging, high level of integration with other applications, ease of use, scalability and excellent security.


I've pulled out some of the lines from the review that stood out for me, but would encourage you to review the full article.

Sametime's set of features is rich yet child's play to use, mostly because IBM gave it user-oriented conveniences....

Installation took less than an hour....

Our Sametime hacking attacks - which included robot password crackers and, for eavesdropping, protocol analyzers - were futile....

In our stress tests, Sametime never used more than 8% of the available bandwidth ....


This was an independent review of the products - we shipped them code and documentation, and they took it from there.  The other vendors included in the review were Gordano Messaging Suite, Jabber XCP, Jive Openfire, Mirador IM, and (Cisco) WebEx AIM Pro.  The article states that they had invited all vendors in this space to send in products; there's no mention of why Microsoft didn't participate in the review.

Link: IBM Lotus Sametime tops corporate IM platform review