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Nortel and IBM Use SOA to Streamline Communications

I was out for a few days last week, and so was offline when this announcement got made.  Last week Nortel and IBM announced that the IBM WebSphere Application Server will be integrated into Nortel's new software-based solution foundation environment.

Nortel is abstracting communication components from the underlying existing telecom infrastructure and making them available within this new web services-based environment. This will allow companies to easily create SOA-based communications-enabled applications and business processes by linking together business systems and applications with communication systems and networks.

There are implications closer to home, too, namely that Nortel will be integrating this underlying foundation environment with Lotus Sametime, allowing Lotus Sametime users to do things like click to call, click to conference, and view telephony presence.