Study about usage of Instant Messaging in businesses

Posted on Sunday, November 14 2004 @ 20:22 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Instant messaging is still used more often for personal reasons in the workplace than for business purposes, a new survey shows. Fifty-seven percent of the people surveyed at 300 companies worldwide use IM at work for personal chitchat more often than for job-related communications, according to a report issued Thursday by Meta Group.

However, many companies have also adopted a more stringent attitude toward managing IM use than they have applied to e-mail and phone calls.

Read more at Cnet

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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