Just a few minutes ago, IBM announced the acquisition of WebDialogs, the introduction of a family of UC2 (unified communications) products, and an OEM agreement with Siemens around the OpenScape technology.  As the press release (link coming) says,

With the acquisition of WebDialogs, IBM is adding a software as a service delivery model to the Lotus Sametime family of products, providing customers with choice and flexibility in how they buy and operate their web conferencing services.  IBM will also integrate the service with its industry-leading1 collaboration portfolio, including IBM Lotus Notes and IBM Lotus Sametime software.
and from Siemens' press release:
Under the agreement, IBM will license elements of OpenScape software and integrate them within IBM Lotus Sametime "Unified Telephony" software, the recently announced addition to IBM's industry leading unified communications and collaboration strategy. By incorporating OpenScape technology, Lotus software users will benefit from easy to use communications tools within the applications they already use regardless of their back-end telephony systems.

Another important enterprise IT benefit is that incorporating OpenScape technology into the Lotus Sametime "Unified Telephony" offering will enable Lotus customers to decouple their unified communications investments from their PBX infrastructure. This makes a single, consistent communications image across a heterogeneous telephony environment possible.
More details coming.  Also see Adam Gartenberg's take on all of this.

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