The Radicati Group, Inc. Releases “Instant Messaging Market, 2009-2013” Study

By • Dec 7th, 2009 • Category: Radicati Press Release

New study shows strong growth in all segments of the Instant Messaging Market

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

Palo Alto, CA – December 7, 2009 – The latest study by The Radicati Group, Inc., “Instant Messaging Market, 2009-2013,” offers an in-depth analysis of the worldwide market for Instant Messaging. The study divides the market into four segments: Public IM, Enterprise IM, IM Management & Security, and IM Aggregators.  It provides installed base and revenue market share by vendor, four-year forecasts, and breakouts by region and business size for each segment of the market.

The Instant Messaging market includes any product or service which offers a real-time text messaging tool, or a means to secure or manage its usage. Instant Messaging, more commonly known as IM, enables real-time communication via text messaging to occur over the Internet regardless of geographical location, allowing people to chat instantaneously with one another.

This study includes a detailed analysis of some of the leading players in the Instant Messaging market, including: AOL, Cisco, eBuddy, FaceTime, Google, IBM, Meebo, Microsoft, Novell, Quest Software, Skype, Symantec, Tencent, Yahoo!, and others.

In 2009, worldwide IM accounts will total 2.1 billion. By year end 2013, we expect worldwide IM accounts to grow to over 3.2 billion.

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