Comments on: Using IM In Your Business https://pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:04:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-42199 By: sharp aquos https://pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-85088 Wed, 19 Dec 2007 21:57:07 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-85088 While I am no MS apologist by a long streak, I do have the upmost respect for their corporate messaging tools. Office Communicator runs off your AD/Exchange environment, providing SSO IM communication with anyone on your network (and no, nothing leaves the corporate network towards MS

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By: Piter https://pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-69721 Wed, 19 Sep 2007 22:24:47 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-69721 Thank you for the useful informations. I really enjoyed reading all of your posts. It?s interesting to read ideas, and observations from someone else?s point of view? makes you think more. So please keep up the great work. Best regards...

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By: Jason https://pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67833 Tue, 04 Sep 2007 17:36:31 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67833 @Jon Cooper:

LDAP, and you have (nearly) every platform.

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By: sander https://pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67668 Mon, 03 Sep 2007 11:32:42 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67668 fyi: iaxclient, the library that Coccinella uses for VoIP, added video support since recently. So, it may not take too long until Coccinella also supports video conferencing. B-)

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By: Pharao https://pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67497 Sun, 02 Sep 2007 08:26:48 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67497 a year ago as I got my root server I installed a jabber server (wildfire to be more precise) for my direct partners and for my dad's direct partners (both of us are self employed but working for the same company).

it's just for a quick "hi there, I would need this and this and this, could you help me or do you have it?"

even if it is encrypted I won't let them send sensitive client data over the net. (working as financial consultant - I'm sure my clients / clients of my employees would not be happy to see anything regarding their money on some website)

But I have to admit that this saved us some time. No phone ringing while in a meeting just for "could you bring 2 handouts of this product to our next meeting - I don't have any" and no disruption while doing something important just for "2 flyers"

So even in "non IT sectors" IM can save you time and provide some real comfort.

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By: Anonymous https://pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67406 Sat, 01 Sep 2007 17:27:09 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67406 Regading whiteboarding, there's SamePlace, a Firefox extension that let interact with contacts on real-time shared web applications: chess, maps, whiteboard, slideshow, etc.

Here's a demo.

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By: Anonymous https://pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67405 Sat, 01 Sep 2007 17:23:42 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67405 Regarding whiteboarding, there's SamePlace, a Firefox extension that let interact with contacts on real-time shared web applications: chess, maps, whiteboard, slideshow, etc.

Here's a demo.

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By: erik https://pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67396 Sat, 01 Sep 2007 15:51:16 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67396 So, I'm supposed to have like 5 different clients running all the time instead of properly integrated solution that the competitors offer already? Also, how do the directory services work? Centralized authentication? How does all this integrate into PIM?

You realize that Outlook + a few other products were wonderful on these aspects many years ago already?

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By: visik https://pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67368 Sat, 01 Sep 2007 10:36:50 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67368 I'm planning to write a video conference software probably based on jabber that supports whiteboards cobrowsing app-sharing and-desktop sharing
I need some suggestion on which software improve or if it's the case to start another from scratch
and which specification to implement (since jingle isn't even in draft)

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By: Jon Cooper https://pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67353 Sat, 01 Sep 2007 08:58:56 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67353 While I am no MS apologist by a long streak, I do have the upmost respect for their corporate messaging tools. Office Communicator runs off your AD/Exchange environment, providing SSO IM communication with anyone on your network (and no, nothing leaves the corporate network towards MS servers) and lets you federate other organisations with Office Communicator. This lets you IM colleagues and partners, still within the confines of a controlled LDAP infrastructure. Ok an open standard would be a great dropin, but would you still get Single Sign On in Windows and other platforms, along with simple federation with external companies, but limiting IM to those federated parties (i.e. restricting how far your users can IM)?

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By: Frederik https://pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67350 Sat, 01 Sep 2007 08:45:03 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67350 Concerning Whiteboarding: Inkscape has a component called Inkboard which enables whiteboarding over XMPP. With this maturing and getting more stable, it may become the most powerful whiteboarding solution out there: It enables all the powerful features of Inkscape over a Jabber network. So when it comes to complex drawings, this approach of an IM-enabled vector drawing program may be superior over whiteboard-enabled IM applications.

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By: Jerome Gotangco https://pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67339 Sat, 01 Sep 2007 05:56:06 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/31/using-im-in-your-business/#comment-67339 IM shouldn't be hard. Let me play the devil's advocate. With any ordinary IM service out there, be it free or non-free you can still utilize OTR and have the transaction in TOR if security is always a concern.

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