SOURCE: The Radicati Group, Inc.

September 18, 2006 08:00 ET

Corporate IM Use Shows Strong Uptake in 2006, Enterprise IM Market Growing at a Rate of 22%

New Study by The Radicati Group Provides In-Depth Analysis of the Instant Messaging Market, Including Consumer and Business IM Use

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 18, 2006 -- The Radicati Group, Inc.'s latest study, "Instant Messaging Market, 2006-2010," provides an in-depth look at all segments of the Instant Messaging market, including: Public IM (i.e. AOL, Yahoo! and others), Enterprise IM (i.e. Microsoft, IBM, and others), IM Management and Security (i.e. FaceTime, Symantec, and others), and IM Clients (i.e. Trillian, meebo, and others).

According to the study, IM is seeing strong uptake in the business world largely due to its immediacy of use. In addition IM's presence functionality makes it easy for co-workers to "find" each other online, thus providing a much-needed tool for group collaboration.

The study shows strong growth in IM use worldwide with the number of IM accounts growing from 995 million in 2006, to over 1.6 billion by 2010. The number of IM users is also expected to grow from 432 million in 2006, to 650 million in 2010.

The Enterprise IM segment of the market is expected to reach $123 million in 2006, and grow to $282 million by 2010.

To order a copy of the study, or to subscribe to our market research service, visit our website at, or call Ruchi Batra at (650) 322-8059.

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 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 investment opportunities.

The Radicati Group, Inc. is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, with a European office in London, UK and an Australian office in Melbourne.

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