IBM instant messaging links to AIM, Yahoo, Google

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 11:39 am

IBM, whose secure messaging system is used within many of the biggest companies, on Monday said its customers would soon be able to chat with instant messaging users from America Online, Yahoo and Google.

International Business Machines Corp. said it plans by midyear to allow its Lotus Sametime corporate instant messaging system to work with the three consumer messaging systems, marking the latest move to breakdown barriers that have separated instant messaging audiences from one another.

Missing from the deal is Microsoft Corp., the most direct rival of IBM in the corporate instant messaging world, where customers often demand greater security and the ability of managers to audit what users say.

Source: Reuters


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