(Update 06/07: added story from Network World)
See what happens when you post 3 times in one day? You forget to post for 6! Seriously, though, we've been reading some of the stories that have come out since our announcements over the past 2 weeks. Here's just a few excerpts from some of those stories.
"SUT takes a very different approach to voice by integrating with the PBX behind the scene," says Dave Michels, UCStrategies UC Expert. "The key advantage is an organization with multiple voice solutions can provide a consistent user experience."With these enhancements, IBM is focusing on continued growth in social networks and IM, on mobility and video as new modes and media, and on ease of adoption of Sametime as the enterprise communication interface for most job types and roles." - Marty Parker, Principal Unicomm Consulting.
Android users will now be able to monitor presence, access instant messaging (including background notification of new messages), use a new text to speech application that lets the Android device read Sametime messages, and take / send photos from the chat window or from the user's photo library.
...the one company that stands out is IBM. They were an early entrant to the social scene, and coined the term "Social Business." IBM has embraced the slogan “Get Social: Do Business,” and backed it up with more social networking capabilities and features than their competitors...IBM's strategy is based on the idea of raising the "big tent" and supporting all vendor PBX implementations.