Good bye talker, jabber and thank you

This week my part of the business actually made concrete progress to simplified our business.

For a few years, like over 10, we have been using instant messaging to communicate between all the teams. We have a Jabber network, a home grown chat system called Talker plus IRC and more recently IT provided an instance of the Sun Instant messaging server for all of Sun.

Last Monday we began to move over to the IT service with the jabber network being decommissioned this Monday and the Talker rooms next Monday. No more will it be like having four phone systems none of which would really talk to the other. It is true that the SunIM service and the jabber service could have been federated but that would not have given use the ease of use and ease of finding contacts we needed to support our customers.

I would however like to thank all those who implemented and have been looking after those networks, mostly in their “spare” time. Talker and jabber were invaluable.

So Peter and Paul my thanks to you and everyone who helped you out.

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So that leaves IRC and SunIM. When do you plan to get down to just one service? Or isn't that feasible?

Posted by Geoff Arnold on September 16, 2006 at 03:47 PM BST #

I'm glad to see that this step has been taken. We were headed in that direction when I left, and I'm glad you and everyone else followed through.

Posted by Steve Uhlir on September 17, 2006 at 09:36 AM BST #

Is there to be some kind announcement to all in Services ? Maybe I missed it ? A list of useful rooms etc would be cool if on a Twicki somewhere..

Posted by Paul Humphreys on September 17, 2006 at 01:47 PM BST #

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