Have you been pinged? Instant Messagingn (IM) inside business has ballooned at an ever increasing rate - but does this enable or disable performance? IM or Instant Messaging used to be the domain of MSN , Yahoo and other internet based messaging systems, but increasingly organizations are installing systems internally. What is Instant messaging? IM is a person to person message system - you can see if a person is on line or not and send a message live to their desk "PING!" The flashing … [Read more...] about IM in business – performance enhancement or distractor?
Many of us remember when Microsoft introduced MSN Messenger, I certainly remember some 12 years ago catching my daughter using it with school colleagues at the age of 11 swapping homework tips! Of course since it was first introduced in 1999 it changed several times, adding functionality on a regular basis, and along the way changing its name through “windows Live” until its integration with what is now known as Skype. It was the success of this simple instant messaging tools, that spurned … [Read more...] about Business Instant Message tools – increased or decreased productivity?