NWFusion: Business use of IM is up, survey shows

We have just completed our most recent semi-annual tracking survey of instant messaging in the enterprise – and for the first time, more than half of organizations are using IM for business applications and another 9% are planning to do so.

…* The most recent survey confirms that the Big Three in the consumer market – AOL Instant Messenger, Microsoft MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger – are also the Big Three in the enterprise, used by more than half of organizations. The leading enterprise-grade IM product continues to be Lotus Instant Messaging (SameTime), although Microsoft Live Communication Server has doubled its penetration since the previous survey

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Good to see some confirmation of the growth of Live Communications Server. If you take into consideration this is a relative new offering of Microsoft I dare to say that this is just the beginning.