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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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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

e-Book: Chapter 6 - Ten Hidden E-Discovery Hazards
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains Ten hidden e-discovery hazards reviewing everything from databases and storage to instant messages and smartphones which can help ward off e-discovery surprises.
Posted: 27 Aug 2008 | Published: 27 Aug 2008

Symantec Corporation

e-Book: Chapter 5 - Understanding the Data Collection Process
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Improper data collection can jeopardize the admissibility or reliability of data and can result in substantial costs and potential sanctions. After reading this whitepaper you will fully understand the proper data collection process.
Posted: 06 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Symantec Corporation

How Should an Enterprise Move towards Unified Communications?
sponsored by Avaya Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Avaya moves customers toward Unified Communications to support complex and flexible work environments. The consultative process begins with a business assessment to understand the communication patterns, and to see where business processes slow down.
Posted: 01 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jun 2008

Avaya Inc.

Three Must Have Capabilities for Managing Enterprise Desktops Environments
sponsored by Bit9, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Today, more than ever, businesses rely on a dependable computing environment to drive revenue and growth. Desktops and laptops have become central tools for mission-critical operations, placing the PC user at the heart of successful ent...
Posted: 07 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Bit9, Inc.

Archiving Lotus Domino for Storage Optimization and E-Discovery
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Address Lotus Domino Mail challenges with an email archive system that stores, manages and offers easy access and search of corporate data stored in email systems, file server environments, instant messaging platforms and content management systems.
Posted: 07 Aug 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2007

Symantec Corporation

Advantages of Integrated Messaging Security
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper shows you how selecting an integrated messaging security solution reduces wasted IT effort, allows centralized management and permits a single support resource without the finger-pointing that can happen in a multi-vendor environ...
Posted: 03 Aug 2007 | Published: 03 Aug 2007

Symantec Corporation

Managing Instant Messaging for Business Advantage: Phase Two - Protecting against IM Threats
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a four phase approach for effectively managing the risks and costs associated with the corporate use of IM. Learn more about how this four phase approach can help your company establish an effective IM usage policy.
Posted: 30 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2006

Symantec Corporation

Instant Messaging Tough Enough for Business: No Server Required
sponsored by WebEx Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the important benefits that business Instant Messaging (IM) can provide and the security factors that must be addressed as organizations plan their upgrade to an enterprise-grade IM capability.
Posted: 16 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

WebEx Communications, Inc.

Introducing IBM Lotus Sametime 7.5
sponsored by Insight
WHITE PAPER: Lotus Sametime 7.5 software will represent a significant upgrade in real-time collaboration capabilities. This paper will highlight Sametime 7.5 enhancements for instant messaging (IM), Web conferencing, telephony, video, VoIP and m...
Posted: 07 Dec 2006 | Published: 01 Mar 2006

Insight

BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: The BlackBerry® services are designed to provide productivity tools—such as email, instant messaging, and personal information management (PIM) functionality—and data from enterprise applications to mobile users.
Posted: 11 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Aug 2006

BlackBerry

Managing Instant Messaging For Business Advantage: Phase One - Assessing IM Usage
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Instant Messaging (IM) is a valuable business communications tool for your company but its widespread adoption brings the risk of potential worms and viruses. This paper examines seven steps for managing, securing, and auditing your company's use of IM.
Posted: 17 May 2006 | Published: 01 Mar 2006

Symantec Corporation
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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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