On the subject of Alec Saunders and Unified Communications, we've been keeping this under our hats for about a week, but the timing could not be better. While Microsoft is promising a solution in 2007, iotum is busily working with partners to offer the kind of experience Steve Ballmer is dreaming about. Note: iotum is a client of my agency.
What I loved about knowing this is some of the comments from friends in the media and analyst community who when hearing the Microsoft story at Globalcomm remarked that it was so iotum like. It seems Alec and Howard have done a very good job at telling their story of being a real Voice 2.0 company.
So today's announcement with Versature, it means companies looking for advance features and services will have a place to go for top quality and reliable 2.0 phone services with the iotum Relevance Engine just like consumers can get it with PhoneGnome, another agency client.