News
News
2/8/2005
03:08 PM
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Lehman Brothers Takes VoIP To The Next Level

Wall Street firm is using a communications-application environment to leverage its VoIP and data networks.

Having sold itself on the telecom savings provided by its voice-over-IP systems, Lehman Brothers Inc. is aggressively building business applications that take advantage of its VoIP and conventional data networks.

Lehman Brothers has chosen software from Metreos Corp. to further leverage its Cisco Systems IP Communications infrastructure. Metreos' product consists of a set of development tools and customizable applications designed to make deployment of apps that straddle voice and data systems faster and easier.

Lehman Brothers has used it to create and deploy a Webcast app that makes it easier to transmit broadcast multimedia messages throughout all Lehman Brothers offices. It has also created a voice app called QuickDial, which is designed to disseminate information to Lehman Brothers customers, freeing up research analysts to do other tasks.

At the same time, Lehman Brothers has used Metreos' advanced security-and-reporting program, called VoiceTunnel, which is part of the development environment. Its VoIP network alone didn't have the same level of security as what's delivered by VoiceTunnel. The investment firm also has deployed Metreos' ActiveRelay, which enables people to move between devices without interrupting an ongoing call.

The value of the sale hasn't been disclosed.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014
InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
A roundup of the top stories and trends on InformationWeek.com
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.