And collaboration solutions from IBM offer a rich, multimedia experience - one that can include unified telephony, voice, video, instant messaging, Web conferencing, e-mail, voice mail.
Unified communications software
Provides a core set of integrated real-time collaboration services—voice, data and video. Rich presence, enterprise IM, online meetings and more make it easy for people to find, reach and collaborate effectively with others.
Integrates telephony into real-time communications with a unified end user experience, including integrated softphones; phone and IM presence awareness; and call management and call control across multiple systems.
Products and services with integrated real-time capabilities
Includes enterprise email, calendaring and scheduling with integrated business instant messaging and a rapid application development platform.
Based on the Lotus Notes for Collaboration client, including integrated instant messaging. Adds a comprehensive, easy-to-use application development environment that leverages open standards.
Provides a social networking, real-time and team collaboration solution in an easy-to-buy bundle, combining the capabilities and benefits of IBM Connections, IBM Sametime, and IBM Lotus Quickr software.
Hosted online collaboration, meeting and mail services for inter-company collaboration. Some of the service offerings provide, or will soon provide, Web conferencing or instant messaging.
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Gartner report - "Notes and Domino Next: A Glimpse Into IBM’s Collaboration Future"