Businesses sending 1 billion IMs daily

Instant messaging is the new e-mail

According to a new report from analyst house IDC, instant messaging is now a standard piece of the corporate communication toolkit, with about 1 billion IMs sent every day between 28 million enterprise users.

Consequently, the analysts predict, the value of the enterprise IM market will continue to increase for at least the next five years. IDC is now forecasting that the market for business IM--worth $315 million last year--will grow to $736 million in 2009.

Link: CNET: Businesses sending 1 billion IMs daily