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Old 10-23-2007, 02:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok going to throw this one out to the forum. We're mainly an MSFT house running exchange 2003 (SP2) and BES 4.1.4 but in addition we run a phone server running asterisk on linux for communicating to the outside world (oh RIM please can I have a WiFI enabled BB with a SIP client). Laptop (mobile) users have softphones and use headsets, desktop users have hardphones.

but we seem to becoming more of a virtual company with more home/remote workers rather than office based ones - deskspace is one constraint. I'd like to install some enterprise IM tools to permit presence acknowledgement and to faciliatate team communication..

Do I just bite the bullet and go for something like MSFT LCS, as it must have AD integration or should I look at one of the opensource alternatives like jabber that might play nicely alongside my asterisk server. I want also to integrate to BBs into this (obviously). Or as we're less than 30 staff in total should I not care and tell people to use internet based solutions.

What's worked for you? Let me have your comments?

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I've taken the easy route here, and rolled out SameTime (desktop and BB) because we are a domino shop
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Jadey - Did you roll out the Sametime Mobile Client from IBM or are you using the RIM Collaboration services along with the Enterprise Messaging Client?

We are currently reviewing both but I'm having a hard time finding data that compares the two solutions. Have you found any?
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