SOURCE: The Radicati Group, Inc.

The Radicati Group, Inc.

December 07, 2009 07:00 ET

The Radicati Group, Inc. Releases "Instant Messaging Market, 2009-2013" Study

New Study Shows Strong Growth in All Segments of the Instant Messaging Market

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2009) - The latest study by The Radicati Group, Inc., "Instant Messaging Market, 2009-2013," offers an in-depth analysis of the worldwide market for Instant Messaging. The study divides the market into four segments: Public IM, Enterprise IM, IM Management & Security, and IM Aggregators. It provides installed base and revenue market share by vendor, four-year forecasts, and breakouts by region and business size for each segment of the market.

The Instant Messaging market includes any product or service which offers a real-time text messaging tool, or a means to secure or manage its usage. Instant Messaging, more commonly known as IM, enables real-time communication via text messaging to occur over the Internet regardless of geographical location, allowing people to chat instantaneously with one another.

This study includes a detailed analysis of some of the leading players in the Instant Messaging market, including: AOL, Cisco, eBuddy, FaceTime, Google, IBM, Meebo, Microsoft, Novell, Quest Software, Skype, Symantec, Tencent, Yahoo!, and others.

In 2009, worldwide IM accounts will total 2.1 billion. By year end 2013, we expect worldwide IM accounts to grow to over 3.2 billion.

To order a copy of the study, or for additional information about our market research programs, please visit our web site at

About The Radicati Group, Inc.

The Radicati Group covers all aspects of e-mail security, e-mail archiving, regulatory compliance, wireless technologies, web services, identity management, instant messaging, unified communications, VoIP, and more. The company provides both quantitative and qualitative information, including detailed market size, installed base and forecast information on a worldwide basis, as well as detailed country breakouts.

The Radicati Group works with corporate organizations to assist them in selecting the right products and technologies to support their business needs, as well as with vendors to define the best strategic direction for their products. We also work with investment firms on a worldwide basis to help them identify and assess new investment opportunities.

The Radicati Group, Inc. is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, with offices in London, UK.

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    The Radicati Group, Inc.
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