Web conferencing, cloud style
IBM has released the next version of Lotus Sametime Unyte, a new cloud service for Web conferencing. IBM also announced a new distribution partnership with InterCall, which will deliver online meeting capability to InterCall customers worldwide.
Sametime Unyte is now available in nine different languages, including French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Brazilian Portuguese, as well as English. IBM has also integrated Sametime Unyte with Lotus Notes and Lotus Sametime, allowing users working by e-mail or instant message to join a Web conference with a single click. The newest features also include a participant "waiting room" to gather attendees before the call, improved alerts for meeting organizers, new support for FireFox 3.0 browsers, as well as publishing of PDF and ODF files, in addition to existing PPT, DOC and XLS files support.