HCL Sametime is #10 in Top 14 Unified Communications software
Last updated: February 02, 2020
HCL Sametime (formerly IBM Lotus Sametime) is a client–server application and middleware platform that provides real-time, unified communications and collaboration for enterprises. Those capabilities include presence information, enterprise instant messaging, web conferencing, community collaboration, and telephony capabilities and integration.
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#10 in Top 14 Unified Communications software
The best alternatives to HCL Sametime are: Skype for Business, Slack
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2003. Lotus Notes 6.5 features Lotus Sametime integration
The new version of Lotus Notes 6.5 adds integration with the enterprise messenger IBM Lotus Sametime. From now Lotus Notes client users will be able to see the current online status of their colleagues and start chat with one click for example right in the address book. In addition, with the help of new Lotus Domino Designer 6.5, developers can embed the online status and chat feature in custom apps built on Lotus Domino platform.
2003. Business IM added to BlackBerry mix
BlackBerry is slotting instant messaging for businesses into its BlackBerry wireless e-mail device, using IBM's Lotus Sametime. The instant messaging software promises to allow businesspeople to exchange real-time text messages with recipients using desktops or handheld devices. It includes firewall security, single sign-in and message logging. For Lotus, the deal is another front in its push to sell instant messaging products to businesses. Sametime instant messaging software touts to enterprise customers looking for messaging services with security and customization features. The impetus to sell instant messaging products to businesses comes from the software's popularity among general Internet users. Services offered by AOL, Microsoft's MSN and Yahoo that allow people to exchange messages, files and video in real time have amassed millions of users. However, some companies have decided to block use of consumer instant messaging services like these, for fear of security breaches and for the lack of archiving capabilities for accountability purposes.
1999. Lotus ships enterprise messenger Lotus Sametime
Today, IBM unveiled Lotus Sametime, the solution designed for instant messaging and collaboration over the Internet. The solution is built on Ubique aquired by IBM and consists of Sametime Connect Client and Sametime Server. The Lotus Sametime functionality includes a online status monitoring, instant messaging and object sharing, which allows to simultaneously work with documents and applications over the Internet like in Microsoft NetMeeting. The server costs $ 5,000 and client license costs $20 per user. Lotus Sametime is available as a standalone product or as a component of Lotus Notes / Domino.