IBM has upgraded its Sametime Unyte web conferencing service to enable email and instant messaging users to join a web conference.
It said Lotus Sametime Unyte 8.2 has network acceleration enhancements that allow faster access to the service. New features include support for open document formats such as Lotus Symphony. It is available in nine languages including French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, and English.
The company has also formed a partnership with InterCall to deliver Lotus Sametime Unyte’s online meeting capability to InterCall customers worldwide.
Sean Poulley, vice president of online collaboration services at IBM Lotus, said: Sametime Unyte delivers the reliability businesses expect from IBM, while offering the inherent ease of access and pricing associated with cloud services. At a time when companies are becoming more environmentally aware and focused on reducing travel expenses without slowing their growth, IBM’s new partnership with InterCall shows how we’re helping businesses ‘go global’ at a minimal cost.