Skype joins hands with IBM

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Skype joins hands with IBM

Skype announced today its plans to integrate its services with LotusLive – IBM’s new cloud service, in a bid to add more real-time communications to the website and make collaboration in the cloud even easier.

The integration will join Skype Internet communications with LotusLive collaborative services creating a more efficient communications experience for both company’s customers.

It will work by listing Skype names or phone numbers on LotusLive allowing employees of companies using the service to initiate voice and video calls simply by clicking on the contact.

Scott Durchslag of Skype said, “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 recognise that communications is an integral component of collaboration in an Internet-enabled world and that many small businesses have already adopted Skype,” commented Sean Poulley of IBM Lotus.

Both companies hope that this marriage will simplify and improve the way businesses interact with their customers as well as partners.
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