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The Radicati Group Releases "Instant Messaging Market, 2010-2014" Report

A New Study by the Radicati Group Shows Strong Growth of Instant Messaging

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2010) -  The latest study by The Radicati Group, Inc., "Instant Messaging Market, 2010-2014" offers an in-depth analysis of the Instant Messaging market. Instant Messaging is defined as real-time text messaging transmitted through a network between two or more users. The Instant Messaging market is comprised of products or services that either facilitate IM conversations or secure and manage its usage. Currently, many instant messaging services go beyond simple text-based messaging and offer other features such as voice chat, video chat, social network connectivity, and support for mobile devices.

The study divides the market into four segments: Public IM, Enterprise IM, IM Management and Security, and IM Aggregators. It provides 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: AOL, Bloomberg, Cisco, eBuddy, Facebook, FaceTime, Fring, Global Relay, Google, ICQ, IBM, Meebo, Microsoft, MySpace, Novell, Quest Software, Skype, Symantec, Tencent, Yahoo!, and others.

In 2010, worldwide IM accounts will total 2.3 billion, and will grow to 3.4 billion by 2014.

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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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Todd Yamasaki
The Radicati Group, Inc.
(650) 322-8059