IBM to speed up its mobile unified communication plans
After Microsoft and Cisco now its turn for IBM to introduce variety of collaboration tools for mobile platforms where it wants to create full featured unified communications endpoints and become the mobile collaboration vendor of choice. Initially, these mobile tools will enable calling features.
IBM expects to exploit its already extensive interoperability with other platforms including its major competitor - Microsoft. Over time, as businesses deploy 4G handhelds, IBM will fully support mobile collaboration “on the mobile device of choice” and treat the collaboration features as services, not a stack of available features but an always-available set of tools.
IBM will also respond to customer demand for appliances that can be used to more easily bring collaboration tools into their networks, much the same way that they can add security platforms to their networks via IBM security appliances.
IBM is also building a downloadable, browser-based plug-in so anyone can join SameTime conferences even if their machines lack SameTime clients. Later this capability will be deployed from LotusLive clouds.
Himanshu Sethi / ITvoir Network.