IM - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • Will Skype be another Microsoft license gotcha?

    After Microsoft acquired Skype earlier this month for $8.5 billion, most of the questions revolved around how Skype's IM, voice and video calling features will fit into Microsoft enterprise products such as Outlook and Lync.

  • Cisco to buy IM vendor

    Cisco Systems plans to buy instant messaging platform vendor Jabber, a move that could heighten its battle with Microsoft over the collaboration and office communications market.

  • Now's the time to plan for IM

    According to John Caudwell, head of UK mobile phone retailer Phones 4U, he banned inter-office email from his company and reaped an immediate productivity increase of three hours a day per employee.