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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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Collaboration: Assessing the Business/Technology Issue
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: In the first of SearchUnifiedCommunications.com’s three-part guide on selecting collaboration products, this document takes a look at the business and technology issues associated with them and provides expert guidance on the benefits you can reap by taking advantage of the various types of collaboration solutions.
Posted: 11 May 2012 | Published: 11 May 2012

SearchSecurity.com

TechNet Webcast: Lync for Mobile Devices (Level 200)
sponsored by Microsoft
WEBCAST: This webcast explores the many productivity-boosting features found in the Microsoft Lync 2010 mobile clients. optimized for mobile connectivity, this will help your mobile workers communicate more easily than ever before, even while on the go.
Posted: 07 May 2012 | Premiered: May 7, 2012

Microsoft

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

Unified Communications & Collaboration Brochure
sponsored by Azzurri
BROCHURE: Learn more about Unified Communications and Collaborations (UCC), including a solution that delivers UCC as a managed service from a single source.
Posted: 03 Jan 2012 | Published: 03 Jan 2012

Azzurri

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.

Case Study: Leader in Language and Development Reduces Costs with Communications Solution Upgrade
sponsored by HP and Microsoft
CASE STUDY: Lionbridge is a leading provider of translation, testing, and development solutions. The company has more than 4,500 employees across 26 countries.  Read this white paper to learn how Lionbridge aggressively moved away from its previous telephony systems, increased global communications, and reduced costs.
Posted: 26 Apr 2011 | Published: 28 Feb 2011

HP and Microsoft

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.

Presentation Transcript: 'Social Email' Drives 4th Generation Collaboration Solutions
sponsored by Mainsoft Corporation
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: How do we overcome the enterprise 2.0 adoption gap and get people to use document collaboration tools, social networks, and more? And, what can we do today to realize the so-called 4th generation workspace, especially when we have a mixed IT environment? Read this presentation transcript with the two leading experts on collaboration to find out.
Posted: 01 Feb 2011 | Published: 01 Feb 2011

Mainsoft Corporation

Unified Communications
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WEBCAST: Integrate multiple communication networks into a single, unified system to enable more effective communication and collaboration with staff, partners, and customers.
Posted: 27 Jul 2010 | Premiered: Jul 27, 2010

CDW Corporation

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

Mobile Collaboration from IBM - Support for Fast-Moving Businesses
sponsored by IBM
BROCHURE: Mobile business solutions & services keep employees on the go and in the loop.
Posted: 18 Jun 2010 | Published: 05 Dec 2008

IBM

Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite: Communicate Success
sponsored by Microsoft
VIDEO: So you want to supercharge your team's productivity? The key is to get them together. The tools you need are ready right now in the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite. Watch this informative video to learn about the myriad of features and benefits that this Microsoft solution has to offer.
Posted: 11 Nov 2009 | Premiered: 11 Nov 2009

Microsoft

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

Nutra-Flo Drives Global Business with Robust Collaboration Platform
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to see how Nutra-Flo Company adopted Lotus Notes and Domino 8 to collect collaborative applications in a single customizable interface and conveniently group communications, helping to improve staff productivity.
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

IBM Lotus Complete Collaboration Express Starter Pack
sponsored by IBM
SOFTWARE DEMO: Check out this software demo to see how the IBM Lotus Complete Collaboration Express Starter Pack works in conjunction with Lotus Domino and other applications to provide excellent collaboration capabilities and numerous other benefits.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Premiered: 13 Mar 2009

IBM

Celina Insurance Group Streamlines Collaborative Processes with Agents to Stay ahead of the Competition
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to see how Celina Insurance Group implemented a collaborative extranet based on IBM Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino to enhance their competitive edge.
Posted: 13 Mar 2009 | Published: 13 Mar 2009

IBM

Presentation Transcript: Extending and Securing Enterprise Communications with OCS R2 and Exchange Server 2007 SP1
sponsored by Microsoft
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript features independent expert and Exchange MVP Richard Luckett giving an overview of OCS R2, its most compelling features, advanced configurations, and integration with Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1. Real life examples of how other companies have benefited from OCS R2 are also featured.
Posted: 06 Mar 2009 | Published: 06 Mar 2009

Microsoft

What's New With Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
sponsored by Microsoft
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explains the new features and functionality in the Office Communications Server 2007 R2, the application that continues to deliver on the Microsoft promise to streamline communications for users, give IT organizations the flexibility and control they need, and provide an extensible communications platform.
Posted: 06 Mar 2009 | Published: 06 Mar 2009

Microsoft

Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2
sponsored by Microsoft
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This paper details Office Communicator 2007 R2, an application that provides an immediate, visual representation of a person's availability across your network. Communicate with greater flexibility, streamline communications from the applications you use most, and work from anywhere with the Office Communicator 2007 R2.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Mar 2009

Microsoft
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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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