Bantu wins Air Force instant messaging deal
- By Dawn S. Onley
- Apr 15, 2003
The Air Force has negotiated an enterprise license for the Bantu Instant Messaging and Presence Platform.
The service bought the application through its Global Combat Support System-Air Force contract with Lockheed Martin Corp. of Bethesda, Md.
Bantu Inc. of Washington, which also has customers in the Army and Navy, will make its instant-messaging app available to users of the Air Force Portal. The program lets users build buddy lists and communicate instantaneously with other users online.
The Air Force Portal, which features a white pages database of users, consolidates hundreds of resources?from payroll services to information on benefits?into a single point of entry.