SOURCE: The Radicati Group, Inc.

July 18, 2005 08:00 ET

Instant Messaging Market to Reach 867 Million Accounts by 2005

A New Study Shows Continuing Growth in the Public IM, Enterprise IM, and IM Management Segments of the Market

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 18, 2005 -- The latest study by The Radicati Group, "Instant Messaging Market, 2005-2009," provides an in-depth analysis of the worldwide instant messaging market, including installed base, market share, breakouts by region, and analysis of key vendor products and strategies. The study also contains results of a survey of IM use within 523 organizations worldwide.

Use of instant messaging amongst consumer and business users continues to increase, and is expected to drive the instant messaging market from 867 million accounts in 2005, to approximately 1.2 billion accounts in 2009.

The study shows that the majority of IM traffic in 2005 still exists mainly on the public IM networks (12.5 billion IMs sent per day), where the technology first took hold.

The report segments the instant messaging market into: public IM networks, enterprise instant messaging vendors, and IM management vendors.

IM management will become an increasingly integral part of the market, as enterprises that rely on the public IM networks for instant messaging look to IM management vendors for security against the rising onslaught of worms and viruses, as well as for archiving and logging tools for regulatory compliance.

To order a copy of the study, or for additional information about our market research programs, please visit our web site at, or call Ruchi Batra at (650) 322-8059.

About The Radicati Group, Inc.

The Radicati Group covers all aspects of security, email 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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