Today's IBM Business Partner Feature looks at our Sametime integration with Alcatel-Lucent OmniTouch 8400. IBM and Alcatel-Lucent provide desktop-level integration to speed decision-making and streamline communications. Integrations include:
OmniTouch sidebar application ("My Instant Communicator") in the Sametime Connect client
One-click calling services
Rich call control, desktop control, and call forwarding
Choice of multiple endpoints
Call notifications, including inbound calls, voicemail, missed calls, callback requests, and more
You can download the Quick Guide from the Alcatel-Lucent website for more information. If you're using this integration today, what do you think about it? Comments are welcome.
As some of you might have seen, I've just changed roles here at IBM. I'll still be with the Worldwide IBM Collaboration Solutions marketing team. But now, instead of marketing our Unified Communications offerings, I'll be supporting our flagship Lotus messaging and collaboration offerings, including Lotus Notes, Lotus Domino, Lotus Symphony, and much more. I'm not going far, and I'll always be a huge Sametime fan. But if you see a lot less of me on this here SametimeBlog, you'll know why. And don't fret, we have an incredible bench of UC subject matter experts, from Marlon Machado and Lisa Harris to many more. I encourage you to share and comment on their insightful work.
But before I move over, I wanted to let you know about an upcoming webinar with our Business Partner CDW. On Wednesday September 28 at 1pm Central US, please join CDW to learn how you can affordably realize the benefits of unified communication today without having to rip and replace your current telephony or email systems, with IBM Sametime. As the only UC client to offer complete integration with Lotus Notes, IBM Sametime also integrates with Microsoft Outlook, SharePoint and Office. And whatever your messaging and collaboration environment, you can integrate it with your telephony systems, whether you have an older TDM environment, a modern VOIP infrastructure, or a mixture of many different systems across the organization.
There is no better time to look at IBM Unified Communications with significant discounts available on licensing now. Complete a survey at the end of the webinar, and you will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card, and be entered to win an iPad2. Register today as space is limited. We look forward to seeing you there!
Brian Pearson, IBM Executive Collaboration Solutions Advocate, has been building out a "Social Business Everywhere" video series. As part of that, he just released a 3-part demo video series showcasing IBM Collaboration Solutions integrations of IBM Sametime, IBM Connections, IBM Lotus Quickr and more to Microsoft productivity applications, including Office, Outlook and SharePoint. As Brian states in the opening of Part 1:
"...we believe collaboration isn't encapsulated in a single product or single site; as this demonstration will show, we believe in bringing collaborative services to the environments in which you work: in this case, Microsoft tools."
With these videos, you can see IBM's continued commitment to supporting a "social everywhere" environment. supporting multiple platforms and environments.
Part 1 opens with an overview of the IBM integration value proposition, and moves into integration of IBM Sametime presence, chat, web meetings, and audio and video, into Microsoft Outlook.
Part 2 looks at Sametime Unified Telephony integration with Microsoft Outlook, and moves to Social Applications in Outlook, including IBM Connections and content management.
Part 3 looks at integration with Microsoft Office, content management in Windows Explorer, and integration with Microsoft SharePoint.
Although it's after Labor Day here in North America, technically it's still summer until the 22nd this year. So join IBM, Polycom and Meridian IT to close out the summer with our "Get Social" Summer event at the Polycom Executive Briefing Center in Chicago.
Hear from industry leaders on socially-enabled businesses and the impact on the enterprise. Learn how IBM and Polycom are driving innovation for collaboration and helping enterprises become more responsive to their customers, partners and employees. Meridian IT will also be
presenting how value added services can be meaningfully deployed to help enterprises benefit from the changing business landscape. Click here to register
Here's a draft agenda (subject to change):
11:00am - 12:00pm: Registration and Lunch1
2:00pm - 2:00pm: Welcome, Overview of the Polycom and IBM Alliance, "Unified Communications, Socially Enabled Business and Changing Business Paradigms", review of Polycom and IBM Unified Communications Solutions
2:00pm - 2:30pm: Coffee Break
2:30pm - 3:15pm: Demo of Polycom Video Integration for IBM Social Business Applications
3:15pm - 4:00pm: The Value of Working with Meridian IT: "Creating a Socially Enabled Enterprise, Considerations and Implications"
4:00pm - 4:15pm: Closing Remarks, raffle for tickets to a special sporting event
#jobs We're hiring! The IBM Sametime team needs a new marketing manager. We're looking for someone with a Marketing MBA and 3+ years experience to manage our worldwide go-to-market planning and execution. Candidates can work from New York, Boston or Austin. For more information about the position and to apply, visit us online here.
This affirms IBM's commitment to Sametime as a market we want to continue to lead in. Our platform for unified communications continues to adapt to meet our client's changing needs, with Sametime 8.5.2 just released back in June. The Unified Communications marketplace continues to grow and change. Put those together with IBM as a great place to work, you have a pretty exciting place to be! This new position is a great opportunity to flex your Business-to-Business and technology marketing muscles, and share with the market your passion for innovation that matters -- for our clients, and for the world.
And if you have any questions, let us know through the blog comments below.
We are excited to announce the
availability of Actiance's Vantage Compliance Module for IBM Sametime directly
from IBM. Vantage for IBM Sametime software helps organizations
protect corporate brand and reputation, ensure ethical practices, and
maintain compliance with industry regulations and legislation.
Vantage is an industry leading security, management, and compliance
solution for unified communications.
IBM and Actiance (formerly known as
FaceTime) have been partners for years, but we are now reselling (through both IBM sellers and
partners) Vantage for IBM Sametime as well as the brand
new Vantage Compliance Module for IBM Connections, providing the perfect social
collaboration platform along with security and compliance features beyond
Vantage not only helps maintain
compliance with government and industry regulations, but also ensures
organizations are prepared for eDiscovery requirements. And in
today's world where communicating with your partners is as vital as
as with colleagues inside your company, security and control around
internal and external interaction is absolutely necessitated. And companies need
software that provides security where corporate anti-virus software
leaves off, protecting at the application level. Some of the features from Vantage for
IBM Sametime that support these requirements include :
Day-Zero worm blocking, malware
prevention, and Spam over IM (SpIM) protection to provide a robust
Creation and enforcement of ethical
walls at a global, group or user level, and for federated accounts.
Granular control over feature usage and
even the ability to restrict messages from specific domains.
Real-time inspection, content
filtering, alerts, and logging of UC events such as, IM, persistent
group chat transcripts, FAQ, announcements, and file transfers.
Disclaimers with different priority
codes let users know in multiple languages they are being monitored.
Inspection is based on granular content
filtering rules and event auditing to help for electronic discovery.
Secure, intuitive web-based
administration interface; There is one UI, consistent with that for
Reporting of metadata, rich text,
announcements, file transfers, and data integrity validation
Enables content to be archived on the
Vantage server, passed to another content management system or both.
information can be found at the following ibm.com pages: