On the Run - The Sametime Game

by Bruce Elgort

The Sametime Game

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So this is what Mike Rhodin meant when he said that Lotus were looking to develop new marketing ploys ;-)

Stuart McIntyre, 2007-02-02

Maybe it's just me... but all of the questions that I got "wrong" were correct IMO:

I honestly forget the exact phrasings, but here's the gist of one of them:

Do other Instant Messaging products allow 3rd party plug-ins?
- I said yes - they said I was wrong.
What about the Sametime plug-in for Trillian Pro, (ok that's the client).
What about Jabber? Last I heard, that thing "goes to 11" with the 3rd-party add-ons...

Eh, I forget the other one, but it was along the same lines as the paraphrased question above.

It kinda felt to me like the IBM Sales cert questions - "Answer 'our product rocks' to score 100%!"

But other than that, I really like the idea of the viral-marketing of the product lines - great stuff and I hope to see a LOT more.

(We need more CIOs playing Domino Breakout!)

Chris Toohey, 2007-02-02

Similar experience here, of course there are other IM solutions that have a time-stamp feature. Again, Trillian can provide that if you want it to.

Ragnar Schierholz, 2007-02-02

Time-stamp -- that was it! Thanks Ragnar

Chris Toohey, 2007-02-02

Chris, Ragnar,
You're way too open minded for that challenge. Try re-reading the questions and set an "IBM" wherever you deem appropriate. Like for example make "ist there any other IM application ..." should become "is there any other IBM IM application ..." ;)

Stefan Rubner, 2007-02-02

Humorously this was made and owned by IBM

Gina Ho
IBM Place 1,
7 Changi Business Park Central 1,
Singapore, Singapore 486072

Chris Miller, 2007-02-02

Don't forget Chromopolis, which is a Domino Strategy Game... but it's not owned by IBM ;-)

Frank Dröge, 2007-02-02

I guess these plugins in the Yahoo Messenger plugin gallery aren't plugins :-)

I imagine IBM meant plugins in enterprise IM clients, but there they'd still be wrong, as you can build plugins for Office communicator, I know we sell one called LCS archive Viewer.

Perhaps they meant Sametime is the only enterprise IM client that can be extended through Java? Well not quite right there either, as SUN's Instant Messaging client is Java and has extensible APIs.

So maybe they meant, that Sametime is the only Enterprise IM client built using Expeditor technolody with a Plug-in interface, ok they might have that one.

Carl Tyler, 2007-02-04

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