BT, Microsoft Launch Messaging System

BT Group announced Wednesday that it is working with Microsoft to develop a unified communications capability, designed to allow all participants in the financial trade cycle to share information regarding their presence, and preferred means of communication in real time.

BT’s Real Time Collaboration capability is one of a series of packaged ITS Myriad applications, designed to enable users to quickly begin realizing the benefits of the Virtual Trading Organization and to deliver increased trader effectiveness.

BT’s ITS Myriad Real Time Collaboration capability is designed to bring the communication capabilities of Microsoft Office Communicator 2005, a unified communications client that brings the PC together with the familiarity and voice capabilities of the desktop telephone, to the trading floor, BT said. …