The Radicati Group Releases "Instant Messaging Market, 2013-2017"
New Study Shows Strong Adoption of Instant Messaging by Consumer and
Business Users on a Worldwide Basis
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/23/13 -- The latest study by
The Radicati Group, "Instant Messaging Market, 2013-2017" offers an
in-depth analysis of the Instant Messaging market. Instant Messaging
(IM) solutions which provide real-time communication between two or
more users on a network have become fully-featured platforms for
real-time media sharing, as well as voice and video chat. In
addition, IM is becoming accessible from nearly anywhere with greater
mobile device functionality, as well as greater social network
The study categorizes the market into four segments: Public IM
Networks, Enterprise IM, IM Management and Security, and Mobile IM.
The study also provides detailed user installed base and revenue
market share by vendor, four-year forecasts, breakouts by region and
business size, and an in-depth analysis of business use of Public IM.
This study provides an analysis of leading market players: Actiance,
Apple, BlackBerry, Bloomberg, Cisco, Facebook, Good Technology,
Google, IBM, Kik Interactive, Microsoft, Novell, Skype, Symantec,
Tencent, Thomson Reuters, WhatsApp and Yahoo!.
According to the study, there are over 3.4 billion Instant Messaging
accounts worldwide in 2013, growing to over 4.4 billion by 2017.
To order a copy of the study, or to subscribe to our market research
service, visit our website at http://www.radicati.com, or call us at
About The Radicati Group, Inc.
The Radicati Group is a leading technology research and advisory firm
focused on all aspects of email, security, email archiving,
regulatory compliance, wireless technologies, web services, instant
messaging, unified communications, social networking, and more. The
company provides both quantitative and qualitative information,
including detailed market size, installed base and forecast
information on a worldwide basis, as well as detailed country
The Radicati Group works with corporate organizations to assist in
the selection of the right products and technologies to support their
business needs, as well as with vendors to define the best strategic
direction for their products. We also work with investment firms on a
worldwide basis to help identify new investment opportunities.
The Radicati Group, Inc. is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, with
offices in London, UK.
The Radicati Group, Inc.
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