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IBM Leads Enterprise Instant Messaging With Robust Functionality And Market Presence

The Forrester Wave™ Vendor Summary, Q4 2007

October 30, 2007

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  • By Rob Koplowitz
  • with Connie Moore,
  • Shelby Semmes

Why Read This Report

IBM overhauled the architecture of its enterprise instant massaging offering in the summer of 2006 with the release of Lotus Sametime 7.5. The fundamental repositioning of Sametime as a real-time development platform resonated with the market, and, in the following year, IBM has demonstrated significant market traction. With its product built on, and extensible through, the Eclipse framework, IBM looks to build a partner ecosystem around Sametime similar to that of Lotus Notes.

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