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Re: Big Blue's Secure Second Life Fortress
Posted by: Erika Morphy 2008-04-04 08:17:42
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IBM is putting its heft behind a project that could morph into new way of doing business in Second Life, Linden Lab's virtual 3-D community. The two have partnered to build a protected enclave in Second Life where the company can conduct serious business without fear of marauders. While there are more than 100 corporate storefronts in the virtual community, none operate behind a firewall. Now, though, IBM employees -- or rather, their avatars -- can collaborate and communicate in a secure Second Life zone.


It's the best news I've read all day
Posted by: josephmartins 2008-04-04 17:41:33 In reply to: Erika Morphy
Good, hopefully IBM will keep its little fantasy geek enclave behind its firewall and let the rest of us conduct serious business without the aid of avatars and make-believe furniture.
This might be the future of business for techies, but thankfully it isn't the future of business for those of us making a living in First Life.
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