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InfoWorld: Blind to brand name [Jabber Review]

Sep 27, 2001, 00:07 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ana Orubeondo)
"If a user is interested in chatting with colleagues with non-Jabber IM services, he or she will need to set up a gateway with those services. This process takes a couple more minutes, depending on how many IM services are set up, but once the task is completed, Jabber will automatically connect to the appropriate servers with each user log-in.

Once installed on the system, we could have one-on-one chats with another user or create a multiple participant text conference, with any combination of ICQ, MSN, and Yahoo users. We could also create a tree to sort contacts by department, such as HR or research, or by more personal groups, such as vendor contacts, family, and friends.

As an open-source solution, Jabber IM allows companies to take advantage of other IM services and leverage open-source development and applications. Furthermore, Jabber can help keep employees productive without putting corporate information at risk. For companies not already using integrated collaborative environment solutions -- such as those provided by IBM Lotus and Microsoft, which already include embedded IM functions -- Jabber is clearly a solution to consider."

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