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Nortel, IBM sign new technology pact

Nortel Networks Inc. and IBM Corp. today unveiled plans that they say allow businesses to make the move to IP telep...


June 12, 2007  


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Nortel Networks Inc. and IBM Corp. today unveiled plans that they say allow businesses to make the move to IP telephony and unified communications via a software upgrade.

As part of a technology agreement signed between the two companies, IBM’s System i business computing platform and Lotus Sametime unified communications and collaboration platform will be converged with Nortel’s suite of VoIP and multimedia technologies.

The firms say this will allow for the consolidation of VoIP, multimedia collaboration and other core business applications onto a single System i platform.

The integration with Lotus Sametime will deliver advanced telephony plug-ins to Lotus Sametime’s existing unified communication and collaboration tools, which include capabilities such as instant messaging (IM), Web conferencing, mobile device support and voice and video chat, they said.