SOURCE: The Radicati Group, Inc.

April 25, 2005 08:00 ET

The Radicati Group, Inc. Releases Q1 2005 Market Numbers Update

A Quantitative Summary of All Key Market Segments Covered by the Radicati Group, Inc. Including Messaging, Email Clients, Hosted Email, Email Security, Email Archiving, UC, IM, Identity Management, Wireless Email and More

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 25, 2005 -- A new study showing year-end market size, market share, and four-year forecasts (2005 - 2009) for all core market segments tracked by the Radicati Group, Inc. is now available.

According to the study, there are about 683 million email users worldwide, with nearly 1.2 billion active email accounts. These users send and receive 130 billion email messages per day, although two thirds of that is spam.

ISP/Webmail accounts make up a large chunk of the world's email accounts (61%). MSN Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail continue to lead this market handily, but the study predicts Google's Gmail will make big strides this year.

In regards to instant messaging (IM), the study shows strong growth in both corporate and consumer IM use. The IM Management segment of the market, which develops products to manage, archive and secure IM systems is poised for particularly strong growth, growing from $39 million in 2005 to $118 million in 2009.

To order a copy of the study, or for additional information about our market research programs, please contact Ruchi Batra at (650) 322-8059, or visit our web site at http://www.radicati.com.

About The Radicati Group, Inc.

The Radicati Group covers all aspects of security, e-mail archiving, compliance, wireless technologies, web services, identity management, IM, 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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