SOURCE: The Radicati Group, Inc.

The Radicati Group, Inc.

September 23, 2013 07:00 ET

The Radicati Group Releases "Instant Messaging Market, 2013-2017"

New Study Shows Strong Adoption of Instant Messaging by Consumer and Business Users on a Worldwide Basis

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2013) - The latest study by The Radicati Group, "Instant Messaging Market, 2013-2017" offers an in-depth analysis of the Instant Messaging market. Instant Messaging (IM) solutions which provide real-time communication between two or more users on a network have become fully-featured platforms for real-time media sharing, as well as voice and video chat. In addition, IM is becoming accessible from nearly anywhere with greater mobile device functionality, as well as greater social network integration.

The study categorizes the market into four segments: Public IM Networks, Enterprise IM, IM Management and Security, and Mobile IM. The study also provides detailed user installed base and revenue market share by vendor, four-year forecasts, breakouts by region and business size, and an in-depth analysis of business use of Public IM.

This study provides an analysis of leading market players: Actiance, Apple, BlackBerry, Bloomberg, Cisco, Facebook, Good Technology, Google, IBM, Kik Interactive, Microsoft, Novell, Skype, Symantec, Tencent, Thomson Reuters, WhatsApp and Yahoo!.

According to the study, there are over 3.4 billion Instant Messaging accounts worldwide in 2013, growing to over 4.4 billion by 2017.

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About The Radicati Group, Inc.

The Radicati Group is a leading technology research and advisory firm focused on all aspects of email, security, email archiving, regulatory compliance, wireless technologies, web services, instant messaging, unified communications, social networking, 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 in the selection of 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 identify new investment opportunities.

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

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