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Dialogic talks about what they're up to at Lotusphere 2011, and their latest integrations with Sametime.
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VoiceRite shares what they're up to at Lotusphere 2011, and their latest integrations with Sametime.
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Avistar talks about what they've been up to at Lotusphere 2011, and their recent integrations with Sametime.
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Make sure to mark these dates on your calendar: Jan 30 to Feb. 3, 2011. That is when IBM will be holding
Save the date!
As many of you are aware, what with the advertisements on New York City taxicabs, airport lounges and even the seatback TVs on JetBlue, IBM last fall rolled out the Lotus Knows campaign. We heard loud and clear that our loyal customers and business partners wanted to see more Lotus visibility in the marketplace, and this campaign was designed to do just that. And Unified Communications and Collaboration -- our Sametime family of products -- have been an important part of that campaign since the beginning, with Sametime-related videos and user generated content.
The latest addition to our Lotus Knows ecosystem is The Lotus Knows Blog. As Alistair Rennie, our General Manager, said:
Since we launched our Lotus Knows campaign last fall I've been hearing from all sorts of folks - customers, colleagues, fellow travelers in the airport - who want to hear more about exactly what it is that Lotus really knows and how it can help their business. This blog is designed to help answer that question.Feel free to read, subscribe via RSS, comment and share!
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Many of you I'm sure will be, or are considering, attending Enterprise 2.0 in Boston next week. As unified communications continues to integrate more closely with the broader collaboration requirements of enterprises, this event will be sure to generate a lot of exciting conversations about the state of collaboration in general and the direction of the Web 2.0 world within the enterprise.
IBM has a sponsorship with a large, 20x20 booth including 6 pedestals staffed with product experts. The booth will cover pretty much our entire collaboration portfolio: Lotus Quickr, Lotus Connections, Mashup Center, LotusLive, Lotus Notes & Domino, Lotus Symphony, Websphere Portal, Lotus Web Content Management, Lotus Forms, Project Vulcan, and of course Lotus Sametime and Sametime Unified Telephony. The exhibit hours are Tuesday, June 15 and Wednesday June 16 from 11:30 am to 6 pm. Stop by the IBM booth on Wednesday at noon to get a free book signed by Rawn Shah, Practices Lead Social Software Enablement, IBM
In addition, we have several speakers participating:
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In addition to meeting with customers and business partners, Lotusphere is also a great opportunity to meet with IT analysts, reporters and bloggers, share with them what we're up to, and get their feedback, since they have such a strong pulse on the marketplace. Our Analyst Relations lead, Public Relations lead, along with our Unified Communications leadership team met, with several analysts and reporters throughout the week.
I wanted to summarize some of the feedback we received, mainly to show IBM's continued commitment to the Unified Communications and real-time collaboration market.
up is a video interview with Zeus Kerravala from Yankee Group. He particularly liked
the themes of multi-modal UC and cost effectiveness that were in the
broader themes covered in Bruce Morse's Unified Communications
Keynote Monday afternoon. Zeus is also a regular contributor to the nojitter.com blog.
Jennifer, our analyst relations lead, also had the opportunity to interview Melanie Turek from Frost & Sullivan. Money quote:
"I think the most interesting new stuff right now revolves around the Meetings [function in Sametime 8.5]. And I think that what we saw especially how fast and easy it was."
Brian Riggs from Current Analysis blogged extensively about his thoughts from Lotusphere 2010 on nojitter.com. Money quote:
The Sametime client can of course provide the same click-to-call and other telephony features. And with the release of SameTime Unified Telephony last year, IBM can now deliver a soft phone that combines instant messaging presence, telephony presence, and the ability to initiate and receive calls in a multivendor PBX environment. So while IBM has stayed out of the PBX business, it is quite capable of delivering a UC-enriched soft phone that works with a variety of voice systems....
Clive Longbottom from Quocirca was also in attendance. Money quote:
What IBM is demonstrating is that no matter where an organisation is starting from, it can move the communication and collaboration platform forward to wherever the organisation feels it needs to go: in-house, hybrid or pure-play cloud.
Michael Osterman from Osterman Research was at Lotusphere as well, also producing a lengthy blog entry. Money quote:
IBM is making major strides toward moving its offerings into the cloud. IBM is also focusing heavily on mobility, demonstrating a number of interesting mobility-based features and functions for Notes, Sametime and other platforms.
Brent Kelly from Wainhouse Research devoted a big section of the January 26 Wainhouse Research Bulletin to his attendance at Lotusphere. And Henry Dewing from Forrester also wrote about the launch of the IBM Collaboration Agenda.
The Twitterati were out in force as well, certainly aided by my extensive use of Tweetdeck on my iPhone, the @Sametime id, and lots of retweeting by @bilaljaffery and others. What was nice, though, was some of the more “water cooler” a-ha! Moments, such as this one from Stephane Rousseau:
SCROUSS #Lotusknows that I enjoyed #Lotusphere. Check my feedback here : http://techno.rousseau.cc/
And let us not forget the mainstream media. Sametime's press activities at Lotusphere did generate articles in key technology and telephony trade magazines including: NetworkWorld, Computerworld, ChannelWeb, eWEEK, IDG, VON, V3 and TMCNet.