The Radicati Group Releases “Instant Messaging Market, 2013-2017”

By • Sep 23rd, 2013 • Category: Radicati Press Release

New study shows strong adoption of Instant Messaging by consumer and business users on a worldwide basis

For Immediate Release
Contact: Todd Yamasaki
The Radicati Group, Inc.
(650) 322-8059

Palo Alto, CA – September 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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