Instant Mess(aging)

by Volker Weber

February 3, 2003 -- IBM, a leading [blabla] and America Online, the world's leading [blabla], today announced an agreement to jointly conduct a pilot test between IBM Lotus Sametime and AOL's Enterprise AIM

Very old news. IBM has announced this before. Did not happen. AOL, MSN and Yahoo have to lock their users into a gated community. That is the business model. Enterprise IM however works in a different model. How do you connect those networks now with the "free" IM networks without interconnecting the gated communities?

And don't get me started on the small gated community of Groove users who cannot share presence or IM with the rest of the world.

Somebody will take a bath.

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