The Radicati Group Releases "Instant Messaging Market, 2012-2016"
PALO ALTO, CA, Dec 17, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
The latest study by The Radicati Group, Inc., "Instant Messaging
Market, 2012-2016," offers an in-depth analysis of the Instant
Messaging market. Instant Messaging (IM) solutions provide real-time
communication between two or more users on a network. These solutions
are increasingly blurring the line between IM and Unified
Communications platforms by adding more robust voice and video chat
capabilities, as well as greater mobile device functionality and
social networking 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, Bloomberg, Cisco, Facebook, Global Relay, Good Technology,
Google, IBM, Microsoft, Research In Motion, Skype, Symantec, Tencent,
Yahoo!, and others.
According to the study, there are over 3.1 billion Instant Messaging
accounts worldwide in 2012, growing to over 3.8 billion by 2016.
To order a copy of the study, or to subscribe to our market research
service, visit our website at http://www.radicati.com, or call us at
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
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.
The Radicati Group, Inc.
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