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ALSO CALLED: IM (Instant Messaging), Instant Messaging (Communications)
DEFINITION: Instant messaging, often shortened to simply "IM" or "IMing," is the exchange of text messages through a a software application in real-time. Generally included in the IM software is the ability to easily see whether a chosen friend, co-worker or "buddy" is online and connected through the selected service. Instant messaging differs from ordinary e-mail in the immediacy of the message exchange and  … 
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UC And Collaboration Adoption By Business Leads To Real Benefits
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, research shows that buyers are investing in a wide range of UC&C capabilities. The data shows that they derive real business value when deploying multiple capabilities based on the latest innovations in ways that meet both IT operational and line-of-business requirements.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Cisco

SIP and the Art of Converged Communications
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is an internet signaling protocol, developed by the IETF (starting in 1996), for establishing, maintaining, and tearing down sessions between a variety of real-time media, including voice, video, and chat. This white paper is going to look at the way SIP is used in the converged Unified Communications environment.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 18 Jun 2013

Global Knowledge

eGuide: Expert Tips for Deploying Secure Messaging Technologies
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
WHITE PAPER: This eGuide discusses the critical importance of securing these messaging systems and looks at various methods for protecting the information that is transmitted via these technologies.
Posted: 24 Oct 2008 | Published: 22 Oct 2008

SearchSecurity.com

Top Ten Considerations for Deploying Lync on Smartphones and Tablets
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft Lync is transforming the communications landscape by enabling more collaborative and engaging interactions. This resource counts down the top 10 considerations for deploying Lync on smartphones and tablets.
Posted: 11 Jul 2013 | Published: 11 Jul 2013

Aruba Networks

Microsoft® Lync® Server 2010 on DellTM Systems
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This critical resource provides configurations that can be used to architect Lync 2010 infrastructures ranging from 500 to 25,000 users so that you organization's communications are efficient and effective.
Posted: 12 Apr 2013 | Published: 12 Apr 2013

Dell and Microsoft

ShoreTel Communicator: Transforming the Way People Work With UC
sponsored by ScanSource & ShoreTel
WHITE PAPER: Discover how a powerful unified communications (UC) application can help any employee in any organization connect to people and information – no matter where they are located or what platform they are using.
Posted: 02 Aug 2012 | Published: 29 Apr 2011

ScanSource & ShoreTel

Business Case for Integrated Unified Communications and Contact Center Solution
sponsored by ShoreTel
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, discover how using unified communications (UC) in your contact center can help you increase effective communications between employees and clients, which will improve your customer satisfaction, retention, and loyalty rates.
Posted: 08 Jun 2012 | Published: 30 Jun 2010

ShoreTel

Changing the Conversation in the Workplace
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Uncover analysis of the findings in two surveys revealing workers’ attitudes about employee engagement, productivity, and communication technologies.
Posted: 09 Feb 2012 | Published: 09 Feb 2012

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Business Collaborative Conversation Scenarios
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Take your unified communications to the next level by extending “the conversation” across multiple areas of your business.
Posted: 08 Feb 2012 | Published: 08 Feb 2012

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise

Managing a Remote Workforce: Proven Practices from Successful Leaders
sponsored by Citrix Online Go To Meeting
WHITE PAPER: Access this report from research and advisory firm Work Design Collaborative, LLC (WDC) to learn about the business benefits of a remote workforce and the best practices and technologies IT can implement to leverage them.
Posted: 16 Jan 2012 | Published: 16 Jan 2012

Citrix Online Go To Meeting

Find, Reach and Collaborate with IBM Unified Communications and Collaboration Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Enterprises can improve productivity and cut costs with a unified communications (UC) infrastructure. Take your UC infrastructure to the next level.
Posted: 15 Nov 2011 | Published: 15 Nov 2011

IBM

Story of Voice Transformation
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how voice capabilities have transformed in the past few years and explores why SIP and unified communications (UC) play such a big role in the way business is conducted today.
Posted: 16 Jun 2011 | Published: 16 Jun 2011

AT&T Corp

Unified Communications Drive Protocol Convergence
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Unified communications (UC) is morphing voice, video, instant messaging and presence systems into one, but this trend is also bringing on a technical challenge. In this white paper, learn how your organization can receive the benefits of UC while providing a full range of services to end users.
Posted: 18 May 2011 | Published: 18 May 2011

Polycom, Inc.

Maximizing ROI with the Microsoft-Polycom UC Solution
sponsored by Polycom, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read how Microsoft and Polycom’s partnership offers customers an end-to-end, fully interoperable unified communications (UC) solution that combines real-time instant messaging, voice, video, and data to lower business costs, improve productivity, and achieve a faster return on investments (ROI).
Posted: 15 Feb 2011 | Published: 15 Feb 2011

Polycom, Inc.

Cloud Computing - Latest Buzzword or a Glimpse of the Future?
sponsored by Google Apps
WHITE PAPER: Google Apps has the same potential to revolutionize the productivity of IT operations for small to mid-size businesses. The cost savings are immediate, and the potential for innovative collaboration is boundless. Google Apps offers simple, powerful communication and collaboration tools for enterprises of any size.
Posted: 06 Jul 2010 | Published: 06 Jul 2010

Google Apps

Microsoft Exchange 2007- End-to-End Messaging Infrastructure Solution
sponsored by Cisco, EMC, & VMware
WHITE PAPER: A complete end-to-end messaging solution in a virtualization-enabled platform for Microsoft Exchange 2007 can provide a number of technical and operational benefits. This document provides an overview of this end-to-end infrastructure that takes advantage of the best-of-class technologies from Cisco, EMC, and VMware.
Posted: 17 Mar 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Cisco, EMC, & VMware

EZ Insight Report: IBM Rational Jazz Strategy for Collaborative Application Lifecycle Management (Full report)
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Analyst report which includes new or expanded discussion of Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration, Rational Requirements Manager, Quality Manager, Insight, and IBM Software Delivery Services for Cloud and Rational Asset Manager.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Published: 13 Mar 2009

IBM

IBM Lotus Sametime Software Integration with Microsoft Applications: Connecting, Conversing and Collaborating More Conveniently
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this paper to learn about the many benefits of IBM Lotus Sametime software integration and how it can enhance the collaboration and unified communications capabilities of all your Microsoft Office applications.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Published: 13 Mar 2009

IBM

Mastering New Challenges in Text Analytics: Making Unstructured Data Ready for Predictive Analytics
sponsored by SPSS Inc. Worldwide Headquarters
WHITE PAPER: This paper briefly defines text analytics, describes various approaches to text analytics, and then focuses on the natural language processing techniques used by SPSS Inc.'s text analytics solutions.
Posted: 20 Feb 2009 | Published: 20 Feb 2009

SPSS Inc. Worldwide Headquarters

Best Practices in Instant Messaging Management
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Instant messaging is a powerful tool, but is your organization protected from malware/viruses, reduced productivity and accidental transfer of sensitive documents? Read this paper to learn how to mitigate these risks.
Posted: 29 Oct 2008 | Published: 29 Oct 2008

Dell Software

Avoid the Top 10 Exchange Migration Headaches
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Is your business planning a migration to Exchange Server 2007? It's not easy. This Quest white paper discusses how proper planning and execution help overcome migration challenges.
Posted: 29 Oct 2008 | Published: 29 Oct 2008

Dell Software

IBM Flexible IT Work Environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With IBM Flexible IT Work Environment solutions, employees can communicate with key individuals, groups or departments using consistent Web interfaces.
Posted: 27 Oct 2008 | Published: 27 Oct 2008

IBM

The Five Productivity Benefits of a Secure Network
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A secure network foundation from Cisco enables you to easily and cost-effectively add new users and applications as needed.
Posted: 10 Oct 2008 | Published: 10 Oct 2008

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Applications, Virtualization, and Devices: Taking Back Control
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains why it is important to control unauthorized applications and devices, discusses the different approaches and highlights how integrating this functionality into malware protection is the simplest and cost-effective solution.
Posted: 02 Oct 2008 | Published: 23 Sep 2008

Sophos, Inc.

Taking a SIP: What Executives Should Know about IP Transformation in the Contact Center
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is intended for executives who are seeking to understand why SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is a must-have technology for the contact center today, and how SIP-enabled IP solutions can help align you with your goals.
Posted: 04 Sep 2008 | Published: 04 Sep 2008

Genesys
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INSTANT MESSAGING DEFINITION (continued): …  also makes a continued exchange simpler than sending e-mail back and forth. Most exchanges are text-only, though popular services, such as AOL, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and Apple's iChat now allow voice messaging, file sharing and even video chat when both users have cameras. For IMing to work, both users must be online at the same time and the intended recipient must be willing to accept instant messages, as it is possible to configure the IM client to reject chat sessions. An attempt to send an IM to someone who is not online, or who is not willing to accept IMs, will result in notification … 
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