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ebizQ Podcast: Enterprise Instant Messaging, Reloaded

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On January 31, I wrote that Adobe Systems had written something like a $7 million dollar check to acquire a privately held company, Antepo. Antepo's only product was a secure enterprise instant messaging tool. Adobe wrote no press release, and visiting the Antepo site only brings you to a terse Adobe annoucement page.

But this is big news and that it indicates that Instant Messaging is being brought into the enterprise in a big way. This isn't your grandfather's Lotus Notes Messaging, it's not your father's AOL Instant Messenger, it's not your daughter's Gmail Chat, but it is something that the enterprise is going to be implementing on a big scale in the next year or two.

To that end, I asked Maxime Seguineau, Antepo's founder and former CEO, to join a podcast with Andre Yee, ebizQ's Security Insider blogger, who has written extensively about the future of secure enterprise IM, and Dana Gardner, principle analyst at Interarbor Solutions and occassional ebizQ contributor.

Maxime shared the interesting conception of "circles of trust" for instant messaging, meaning that IM is inherently more secure because people intrinsically only share IM addresses with trusted associates. Also interesting was Andre Yee's coined terms of "SPIM," which is Instant Messaging Spam, something we all hope never reaches fruition.

Click here to listen or download. And please share your commments on this very relevant, very "2.0" issue.

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Peter Schooff

Peter Schooff is Contributing Editor at ebizQ, and manager of the ebizQ Forum. Contact him at pschooff@techtarget.com

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