Lotus Sametime


IBM Lotus Instant Messaging and Web Conferencing (Sametime) 8.5.1 is IBM's market-leading product and platform for real-time collaboration. It is based on three on demand concepts:

Presence awareness:

See, in advance, whether a person(s) or application(s) is available to collaborate, share information and/or take an action.


Instant messaging:

Be able to converse virtually through the exchange text-, audio- and/or video-based information in real time.


Web conferencing:

Share information, an application or an entire desktop or engage in team white boarding. Though basic in nature, these capabilities present customers with virtually unlimited possibilities. In fact, over 10 million people worldwide use Lotus Instant Messaging and Web Conferencing capabilities every day to gain instant access to people and information, bring together geographically dispersed team members and improve individual and team productivity.
  • Provides instant, anytime access to people and information through integrated presence awareness, conversation and object-sharing capabilities
  • Virtually brings together centralized and geographically dispersed individuals and teams, providing the option to securely extend security-rich, real-time collaboration to anyone/everyone in the extended value chain
  • Improves individual and team productivity, broadening communications choice beyond the phone, e-mail and in-person meetings
  • Enables faster, more informed decision-making by bringing people together – spontaneously or in a structured fashion
  • Improves general and customer-specific response times, ultimately accelerating time-to-market, all while providing competitive advantage
  • Reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) by providing a set of real-time capabilities in a single product offering – and by providing flexible integration with existing infrastructures and Web applications


Reduces need for business travel, delivering fast and often measurable return on investment (ROI)