Friday, August 26, 2005

Gtalk - part2.

Google Talk Tweaks .. a lot of them including shortcuts, addign buttons and games to Gtalk.

Eweek in their article on IM and VoIP fight between skype, google, aol and yahoo (even microsoft[1]) said that market gonna see more in near future.
What I liked in it was future google plans, i.e.

  1. Google said it will soon use the SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). Once that capability is in place, the company will enable interoperability with VOIP services including EarthLink Inc.'s Vling and the Gizmo Project by the SIPphone team.
  2. In addition, Google is providing an open API.

While WALTER S. MOSSBERG, the Wall street journal writer has crearly mentioned that google is outlining the above mentioned vendors from the the competivtive products even though the features in gtalk are quite a few. With the launch of google desktop software2 and gtalk google is trying to become online user's best friend.

In the meanwhile, Akonix Systems Inc.[2], the San Diego provider of instant messaging security, compliance and management services said its Akonix security appliance now supports enterprise users of Google Talk, the new instant messaging service introduced today.

1) Microsoft has an VOIP product for professionals, codenamed "Istanbul' and client named "Office Communicator 2005." The client requires Service Pack 1 for Live Communications Server 2005 in order to provide the enterprise messaging, VOIP and web-conferencing functionality that Microsoft rolled out last fall. Microsoft has already unveiled an upgrade to its Live Meeting web-conferencing service, dubbed Live Meeting 2005.
(Source: Microsoft Watch)

2) Akonix's products enable organizations to use public IM services like Google Talk, while enforcing corporate policies, blocking unauthorized use, protecting against security risks, and logging and archiving IM conversations to comply with various corporate, industry and government requirements and regulations.



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