When instant messaging was first developed in the 70s and 80s, and then modernized in the 90s, it was just a treat to be able to communicate with another user in the same room, even though you were on two different computers. But what used to be an archaic form of ‘instant’ e-mail has now developed into a premier option for online and digital communication.
This is a phenomenon I’d like call “Instant Messaging 2.0”. This isn’t your grandmother’s IM program, so to speak. Instant Messaging clients are now (more than ever) one of the first choices for working professionals in an office or purely internet-based company. This IM 2.0 includes hosted instant messaging, which is the main topic of this blog and my other blog, Hosted IM Spot. With Hosted IM chat programs, hard-working CEOs, managers, and their employees no longer have to worry about the headache and stress that comes from worrying about if they data is safe.
Yes, in this age of ‘IM 2.0’ most data is the most secure that it has ever been. Encrypted (hosted) servers make sure data cannot be analyzed by a malicious source, such as a hacker or competing business. Having a hosted IM client may actually save your company money, but making sure that your data and personal information is always secure.