Tuesday, August 21, 2007

IBM to License OpenScape Technology from Siemens

IBM will license elements of Siemens' OpenScape open unified communications capabilities to enhance the IBM Lotus "Unified Telephony" offering, which is a planned expansion of the Lotus Sametime product family.

By incorporating OpenScape technology, Lotus software users be get access to communications tools within the applications they already use regardless of their back-end telephony systems.
The integration will also enable Lotus customers to decouple their unified communications investments from their PBX infrastructure.

Siemens' OpenScape Unified Communications suite is built on Siemens OpenSOA architecture, and based on Siemens' open communications model.

Siemens said that IBM's decision to license elements of OpenScape and incorporate them within the Lotus Sametime "Unified Telephony" product supports the Siemens' Open Communications model and showcases how SOA-based solutions work well together.



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