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A new PBS Frontline documentary that airs tonight has a segment on IBM's efforts to conduct internal meetings in virtual worlds (using Virtual Collaboration for Lotus Sametime - aka Sametime 3D) and how more than 10,000 IBMers are incorporating virtual world meetings into the way they work.
Part of the IBM segment for the Digital Nation documentary was filmed from the home of Francoise LeGoues (IBM VP of Innovation Initiatives) and follows her as she participates in virtual meetings and talks about the use of virtual worlds for collaboration. Another part shows IBMers being trained on virtual world technology.
All of the "in world" scenes shot in her home office as well as the training session were done in Sametime 3D!
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It's nice to see we're still getting coverage for the Sametime Virtual Collaboration Services (a.k.a. Sametime 3D). A November 9 article on CNN.com, "Going to the virtual office in Second Life", specifically mentioned our offering by name:
Not everyone of course will want a full virtual world environment for realtime collaboration, but it's good to know the option it there, and the business value tangible, for those situations that warrant a richer visual environment than traditional online meetings or rich text / audio / video chat. And it further shows the power of Sametime as a collaborative platform.
As posted many times, many of you are aware of Virtual Collaboration for Lotus Sametime ("Sametime 3D"), a virtual world technology solution available from IBM Software Services for Lotus, which allows organizations to bring teams together in highly interactive online meeting spaces. We've taken a big step forward in making this great technology easy to show to you, our customers and partners, by making it available for demonstration on Lotus Greenhouse.
Now you can see the collaborative benefits of this virtual world technology by engaging in a meeting that leverages tools such as brainstorming areas, action item walls, planning spaces, virtual flipcharts, interactive polling, presentation sharing and more!
Seeing is believing so contact your Lotus Sales or Channel Sales representative to set up a demonstration to see how to Virtual Collaboration for Lotus Sametime can help you realize the benefits of in-person meetings without incurring the high cost.