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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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Top Tactics to Beat Ever-Changing Email Threats
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WEBCAST: In this expert webcast, Tom Bowers of Information Security magazine offers insight on the latest messaging-borne threats and investigates the movement from pure antivirus suites to more complete antimalware offerings.
Posted: 27 Oct 2006 | Premiered: Oct 31, 2006, 09:00 EST (14:00 GMT)

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Fact or Fiction: The Future of Email Attacks
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PODCAST: In this expert podcast, Tom Bowers, Technical Editor of Information Security magazine, will confirm or debunk a number of common beliefs about what's coming next. This Podcast features a "fact or fiction"-style interview about future email-based attacks.
Posted: 27 Oct 2006 | Premiered: Oct 31, 2006, 09:00 EST (14:00 GMT)

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Introducing IBM Lotus Sametime 7.5
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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

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Enterprise Messaging Security and Management
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WEBCAST: Email is a mission-critical application for business and will grow annually 25-30% through 2009. This paper examines how to secure and simplify the management of your messaging infrastructure and ensure the security your electronic communic...
Posted: 16 Oct 2006 | Premiered: Oct 16, 2006

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BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange
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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

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Symantec IM Manager
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TRIAL SOFTWARE: Symantec IM Manager 8.2 seamlessly manages, secures, logs, and archives corporate instant-messaging traffic with certified support for public and enterprise IM networks.
Posted: 15 Jun 2006 | Premiered: 01 Mar 2007

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Managing Instant Messaging For Business Advantage: Phase One - Assessing IM Usage
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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

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What's New in BlackBerry Enterprise Solution v4.1 for Microsoft Exchange
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WEBCAST: Attend this webcast to learn about the new functionality and features in BlackBerry Enterprise Solution v4.1 for Microsoft Exchange, including role-based and group-based administration.
Posted: 16 Mar 2006 | Premiered: Apr 4, 2006, 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT)

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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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