Lotus Notes + Siemens = VoIP

Tuesday 24th January, 2006
VoIP is swiftly becoming word of the week. First Tesco launch their VoIP service in the UK and then IBM & Siemens announce a joint venture to launch internet phone calls  directly from Lotus Notes and instant messaging software.

According to Reuters:

"The result will be that customers will be able to launch phone calls and conferences with one click from their email, Web conferencing or instant messaging sessions, Siemens said.

Siemens added in a statement that the integrated features were expected to be available to customers by this summer.

IBM's head of software product management Ken Bisconti said in the statement: "By working together with industry leaders such as Siemens we are opening up a new realm of possibilities for our customers, without having to replace their existing IT infrastructures."

Notes is dead huh? ;O)

(Via Gizmodo)

  1. 1) Andy Dennis Said: (24/01/2006 19:43:22 GMT) Gravatar Image
    Lotus Notes + Siemens = VoIP

    There is always Sametime 7,5 with its pc to pc calling capabilities using libraries provided by Skype..

  2. 2) Ben Rose Said: (24/01/2006 20:18:30 GMT) Gravatar Image
    Lotus Notes + Siemens = VoIP

    Yes but we only talk about real telephones here...we hate Skype....proprietary nastiness.

    It's about time IM became open standard too then it wouldn't be big news because 2 or 3 different networks joined together. It is big news...but it shouldn't be. Why don't they all just talk to each other and then we'll use the product that suits our needs best.

  3. 3) Ports Said: (24/01/2006 22:30:30 GMT) Gravatar Image
    Lotus Notes + Siemens = VoIP

    Lotusphere free zone eh? I wonder where this was actually announced ;-) (clue: a large stage in the Dolphin Hotel)

  4. 4) Ben Rose Said: (25/01/2006 15:50:01 GMT) Gravatar Image
    Lotus Notes + Siemens = VoIP

    @3 - Press release said it came from Siemens in Germany.... :OP

  5. 5) rachel Said: (31/01/2006 11:19:29 GMT) Gravatar Image
    Lotus Notes + Siemens = VoIP

    I'm glad to know about this. I think it'll benefit a lot of people.

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