‘According to analysts, corporate use of instant messaging (IM) is proliferating far beyond early expectations. Instant messaging continues to be the fastest growing communications medium of all time, and is invading the enterprise at a rapid rate. A recent report by IDC found that there are more than 28 million business users worldwide using enterprise [...]
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‘AOL is to launch a version of its instant messaging service aimed at business workplaces. IM is predicted by many in the computing industry to take up a strong role in business computing, providing a means of collaboration and cooperation that is currently lacking. AOL has recognised the truth of this, and is aiming to [...]
‘Mobile IM is about to hit the big time. But is it really that great a tool for businesses? Futurity Media’s Stewart Baines is sceptical.
Mobile instant messaging has so far been a slow burner but a coalition of operators formed in Barcelona at the annual 3GSM Congress hopes to change that. Fifteen key international operators, [...]
‘The world of Instant Messaging (IM) was once the preserve of teenagers who wanted to chat with friends. However, you could only chat with friends using the same IM service provider. But in 2004, Microsoft announced that its enterprise IM platform, Live Communication Server, would link to public services such as America Online (AOL) and [...]
‘In addition to managing employee Internet and e-mail usage, employers should acknowledge and attend to the increased use of instant messaging communications in the workplace. According to a recent survey done by the Northeast Human Resources Association, 85 percent of companies do not have a policy in place regarding the use of instant messaging in [...]
‘MICROSOFT, AOL and Reuters, three of the world’s biggest technology and information companies, are set to transform the way financial market traders communicate by joining together to launch a messaging service this week. The Business has learned that Microsoft, the world’s largest software provider, has been working on a project to overcome the compliance problems [...]
‘Once viewed primarily as a secret language used by teenagers, instant messaging (IM) is maturing into a viable communications tool for small businesses. For example, many IM services are now offering video conferencing and Voice Over IP (VoIP), in addition to messaging.
IM is gaining momentum in the workplace. According to The Second Annual Instant Messaging [...]
‘Recent research on the UK text messaging market released by the Mobile Data Association forecasts that 32 billion text messages will be sent in 2005. The MDA has also found that the most common business use of text messaging in the UK is meeting reminders or appointment scheduling.
Independent research on global trends by BulkSMS.co.uk, a [...]
‘The value and use of instant messaging (IM) applications for business will continue to increase rapidly for at least the next four years, analysts have predicted.
According to a newly released IDC study of the worldwide enterprise IM applications market, which includes IM server products as well as enterprise IM security, compliance and management products, jumped [...]
‘Instant messaging has quickly become part of everyday life in the last decade, with Mirabilis’s ICQ leading the way and a host of others following. However, the idea of being notified of the presence of other people when they are online and being able to communicate with them instantly dates further back. Even before ICQ [...]