Skype and IBM announce that they are coming together to provide VoIP and Video Communications to the IBM's LotusLive collaborative services customers. Users, mostly business customers of iBM Lotus collaborative services (LotusLive) will be able to use Skype services simply by clicking on appropriate button on the LotusLive Contacts. The plan to further integrate the services to provide importing of Skype contacts to Lotuslive and improve the collaboration services.
“Our relationship with IBM demonstrates how serious Skype is about bringing the benefits of ‘anytime, anywhere, any mode’ Internet communications to the enterprise environment,” said Scott Durchslag, Skype’s Chief Operating Officer. “During tough economic times, every business is seeking to cut costs while enhancing competitiveness and we look forward to broader, long-term cooperation between IBM and Skype to help businesses of all sizes around the globe save money, save time, and stay ahead.”
“We recognize that communications is an integral component of collaboration in an Internet-enabled world and that many small businesses have already adopted Skype,” said Sean Poulley, vice president of online collaboration, IBM Lotus. “This integration will simplify and improve the way businesses interact with their customers and partners.”
Press release by Businesswire