Thursday, February 26, 2009

Instant Messaging Application For IPhone: iMsgYou.

Do you know that, with iMsgYou, you can chat with buddies / friends / family members. When you open the WiFi to connect with the LAN, you can search your friends in local area network inside. Then it is very simple for you to chat with them with the big keyboard.

Features;
1. Landscape interface orientation display for inputting text messages.
2. put members list / messages display / input box together for a convenient Quick View,
3. Click one item of the messages display table list to view the details
4. You can choose to have your message sent to any online users
5. To use the big keyboard to edit the message you want to send
6. Click Send, iMsgYou will take your message to recipient very fast .
7. You can also chat with several people at the same time by setting up your contact object
9. sign a nickname you love to show in the network, it will be very interesting things.

At the LAN iMsgYou make you convenient to send messages to your friends, for you to save money, save your time, but it is also a tool for your private chat .
My daughter said: "This software is really interesting, I can hide my bed inside quietly in evening, and chat with my mother and marry ,ha ha ...". i don't want her to do that, but she like it .

First Mobile Instant Messaging (IM) Application Is Presented by Antenna Software.

AMP(TM) IM Enables Secure, Auditable, and Real-Time Collaboration Across Multiple Device Platforms.

CHICAGO, IL - GARTNER Wireless & Mobile Summit -- Antenna Software, delivering real business mobility to the world's most demanding enterprises, today announced the launch of AMP(TM) IM, the first cross-platform, ready-to-deploy mobile instant messaging (IM) solution built specifically for the mobile workforce. With enterprise-grade security and support across multiple devices, AMP IM empowers workers in the field to collaborate with each other in an asynchronous manner, leading to significantly improved knowledge sharing and increased effectiveness. Built as a reusable application component, AMP IM can be easily integrated with voice, e-mail and other mobile applications, or deployed standalone. It runs on BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and iPhone(TM) devices and offers the security, control and visibility that businesses need in an IM solution.

Despite the many enterprise and consumer-grade solutions available, organizations have hesitated to fully adopt mobile IM due to security, support and management concerns. Instead, mobile workers rely heavily on e-mail, text messaging and phone calls, but these methods sometimes fall short. Because IM offers real-time status information and asynchronous communications, it can be more efficient than phone calls and more responsive than e-mails, helping workers multi-task and be more productive. Also, younger workers who are accustomed to communicating via IM and text messaging will demand these capabilities on their mobile devices -- potentially using unchecked consumer-grade solutions if IT doesn't provide an alternative. It's vital then for companies to properly plan for enterprise IM and roll it out as part of an enterprise-wide mobility platform, as this form of communication and collaboration will continue to be woven into the fabric of enterprise IT systems in the years ahead.

"As user interfaces improve to handle the inherent presence capabilities of IM, mobile IM will finally become the type of popular application envisioned years ago," said Nick Jones, vice president and distinguished analyst, Gartner. "By 2014, mobile IM will be used regularly by more than 50 percent of wireless subscribers in North America and Western Europe."
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AMP IM complements an organization's unified communications and mobile strategy, providing a low-cost, auditable and secure means of real-time collaboration among mobile workgroups. Built from the ground up by Antenna as an end-to-end mobile solution, AMP IM is engineered specifically for the needs of the enterprise. It is simple to use and provides the mobile workforce with a quick and easy way to collaborate and communicate -- whenever and wherever they need.

For example, a maintenance representative out in the field could quickly check his peer group to see who was available to answer a quick question regarding a machine malfunction. Without toggling to an outside application or having to exit that application to make a phone call or send an e-mail, the rep could simply use AMP IM to get a response immediately.

"With AMP IM, there are no longer any obstacles to adoption of mobile instant messaging in the enterprise," said Jim Hemmer, CEO, Antenna Software. "AMP IM enables workgroups to communicate quickly and efficiently with one another, but most importantly, it does so within the security and control of an enterprise mobility infrastructure. By integrating AMP IM into the Antenna Mobility Platform, organizations can easily plug IM capabilities into any application, and enjoy telco-grade performance, reliability, control and compliance."

AMP IM can be a stand-alone application or integrated as part of a broader, enterprise-wide mobility platform. Key features and benefits include:

-- Multi-Device Support: Ability to run on BlackBerry, Windows Mobile
and iPhone provides enterprise with the freedom of not being locked into a
single device.
-- Ease of Use: One-click to call and e-mail from conversations to
increase efficiency.
-- Auditing and Compliance: Conversations are automatically logged and
archived and can be exported, leaving an auditable message trail for
security and/or compliance purposes.
-- Central Administration: IT can establish IM work groups, and view IM
conversation reports via a secure, Web-based dashboard.
-- Presence Indicators and Group Chats: Users can set their status and
view the status of others to determine availability, allowing users to
efficiently collaborate via one-to-one or group chats.
-- Security: AMP IM provides a controlled and restricted IM environment
for known users and devices only, a common feature lacking from commercial
IM solutions.


AMP IM is available now. For more information about AMP IM, visit http://www.antennasoftware.com; or stop by Antenna's Booth G at Gartner Mobile & Wireless, Feb. 23-25, Chicago for a demo.

About Antenna Software

Antenna Software provides the Antenna Mobility Platform(TM) (AMP), which enables organizations to design, build, deploy and manage mobile applications quickly and cost-effectively. Delivered as a managed service or on premise, AMP supports multiple enterprise systems and mobile devices from one unified environment. Powered by AMP, Antenna's AMP(TM) mobile business solutions provide field sales, service and IT support organizations with pre-built, configurable mobile applications that help improve field productivity, customer care and profitability. Having a decade of success with Global 1000 customers, Antenna is recognized by industry experts and leaders for its outstanding commitment to quality and service.

All product names, trademarks and registered trademarks in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Antenna Media Contact
Jonathan Klein
Articulate Communications Inc.
212.255.0080, ext. 15
jklein@articulatepr.com

© MarketWire 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Want To Get Answering Machine For Your IM?

Computer's personal often face problems when they have to take a break from their PC for some time and can’t answer to emails and instant messages. Actually, for email you can set up an autoresponder if you use Outlook software, and there’s a way out for gmail, too.

But what can you do with your instant messenger? I have a lot of IM accounts for any purposes with different people in each account. So what utility can tell these people that I am out on a vacation or down with fever?

Answer.im comes to the rescue by setting up an automated web based answering machine for your instant messenger. It works with MSN, ICQ, AIM, Yahoo and Google Talk as of now.

How it Works

Setting it up is very simple. First, hop over to http://answer.im/. Then, select your IM network (like GTalk, Yahoo, etc). Fill in your username and password and hit Login.



Features

Now, you can customize your automated reply and select the status you would like your account to remain at. Since the service is web based, your IM account can remain online and send auto responses even after you have shut your computer down. From another panel, you can also track responses and messages you received when your account was on autopilot.



Conclusion

Though it works good, giving out my username and password freaked me out initially, but it does the job. While checking the response of the machine, sometimes it would lag and the response would come a while later. This is something the developer should consider mending.

Using such a service may not be neccessary, but it can be experimented with. If it had filters like Gmail, it could be very productive. That way, my reply could be sent only to certain people and different replies could be sent for different people.

Well, for now, you’ll have to use it as it is. Happy IMing!

Answer.IM

(By) Keshav Khera is a 14 year old geek from India. He is an avid freelance writer and writes about technology and web on his blog Fabworker. When he’s not doing the usual stuff, he’s either exploring music or is hooked to twitter (@keshav).

Source: http://www.lostintechnology.com/internet-tools/answerim-fully-automated-answering-machine-your-instant-messenger

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Instant Messaging Security. How To Encrypt your chat?

We all got secrets. Passwords, Social Security numbers, a safe combination, trade secrets…

Well, we can’t exactly condone corporate espionage (We’ve had enough of that, thank you very much!). However if you are, as an example, a newly-elected company President, with secrets to keep just between you and a friend or sweetie over IM, you’re likely going to want some form of encryption between the two of you.

There are several ways to accomplish this, but here are the two absolute easiest ways. The first is web-based, because we just adore web-apps.

You will likely have heard by now of Meebo, the instant-messaging app that only requires your browser. It’s handy for when you’re on, say, your brother’s computer (as I am right now), and you need to get at your contact list. While your IM passwords are always sent through encrypted, secure means, accessing the site via the secure HTTPS protocol like so encrypts your messages as well, allowing for tighter security.

As an alternative to Meebo, I suggest Imo.IM, which supports MySpace IM and Skype, forces HTTPS, and is Firefox-sidebar-friendly.

For the easiest and tightest security possible for Barack and Michelle, we’ll need total encryption of all messages and file transfers, between the two chatters.

Time for a favorite download of ours, the Pidgin client. You need not do anything fancy yet; Just download, install, and then run the program, adding your IM accounts with the wizard. Your friend must do the same, and then you both must install the Pidgin-Encryption Plugin. Then enable the plugin from Pidgin’s Tools menu (you may need to restart Pidgin for the plugin to be available and show up in the list).

I’m sure that you’re in a hurry to get to your spy games, but relax, we’re almost done! Go ahead and hit Pidgin’s Buddies menu to start a new IM conversation with your friend. Here’s the most important part. You see this padlock icon at the top of your IM window? You both must click on this to enable the encryption.

Pidgin will handle the exchanging of encryption keys, making the secure connection, and other nerdy stuff. Messages sent via this method are fully encrypted from your end to the other, including when routed through your IM network. I call it “Really Simple Security.”

Presented above are just two ways to encrypt your chit-chat over just about any IM network. We’re always open to other options, so please feel free to post a comment and clue us in on your favorite encryption method.

(By) Tim Watson is a freelance 'blogger, part-time Web addict, full-time father, and Aperture Science test subject (but only on the weekends). His 'blog and other projects can be found at t1mwats0n.com, or follow him on Twitter @timdub.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

IIRA Technologies presents Sanchar and Rakshak

IIRA Technologies has developed these products for efficacious and affordable communication, to make the system economical for all the small and medium enterprises. The products are very robust, secured and matches the international standards. The products are plug and play devices that will blend with your current set-up perfectly.

IIRA Technologies has deep experience and expertise in enterprise computing and secured solutions. We always want to devise IT products which are not only secure, technically advance but affordable to all whether having infrastructure of 5 systems or 500. The products are the result of 9 years consistent research and development, thus are very advance, secure and affordable.

The products are:

Sanchar: As the name suggest its a communication device for office productivity as deals with Common Address book, Calendar, Task, Mailing List, Instant Messaging (internal chat), Push Mail (mails from computer to mobiles automatically), VoIP (Talk unlimited for free).

Rakshak: Is an IT security product, which gives you 100% security from Virus, Spam, Phish, Spyware. It also works as a Firewall and VPN. Rakshak also enable you with content filtering, routing and reports.

About company:
IIRA Technologies is working in the field of collaborative solutions from the past 9 years and developedproducts for efficacious and affordable communication, to make the system economical for all the small and medium enterprises. The products are very robust, secured and matches the international standards.

IIRA Technologies has deep experience and expertise in enterprise computing and secured solutions. We always want to devise IT products which are not only secure, technically advance but affordable to all whether having infrastructure of 5 systems or 500.

Instant Messaging Fighst to Get its Message Across in Enterprise.

In many cases, technology that starts out in the consumer sector migrates to the office. It is almost as if we have replaced “take you daughter to work day” with “take your favorite electronic device to work day.” This happened with Wi-Fi, it happened with smartphones and it happened with instant messaging. In each case, smart vendors saw an opportunity to add the features – some systemic and fundamental, some cosmetic – that made the technology ready for business use.

The bottom line is that good ideas for consumers, if properly adjusted, are good ideas for businesses. In the case of IM, however, the adoption rate of corporate platforms has been inconsistent. A step in the right direction was made today as Thomas Reuters launched Reuters Messaging (RM) Interchange.The platform enables workers using Cisco’s Jabber XCP, IBM Lotus Sametime and Microsoft Live Communications Server/Office Communications Server to communicate with each other fluidly. The piece says that RM Exchange offers carrier-grade connectivity without making IT departments link each platform separately. In addition, companies joining the network get access to the Reuters Messaging community, which the release says consists of more than 130,000 end users in 5,000 firms.

IM, of course, has been in the enterprise for a long time. Just how long is suggested by this FaceTime press press release, which was posted by MSNBC. It says that its products have been the marketplace leader, measured by revenue, in the instant messaging management sector for five years. The company works with Microsoft OCS and IBM Lotus Sametime on the corporate side and AIM, Yahoo! Messenger, GoogleTalk and MSN in the public IM arena. The release places IM in the unified communication landscape alongside tools such as e-mail and Web conferencing.

Workplace IM raises two interrelated challenges for IT: security and management. Security is, of course, the preeminent worry when bringing a consumer communications product into the workplace. Windows Security does a good job of outlining the threats, which include the same collection of worms, viruses and other forms of malware that attack through other channels. The writer suggests that a strong gateway defense is key to mitigating the threats. A more difficult challenge occurs when employees travel beyond the firewall and use poorly secured public networks.

The management issue also demands attention. An organization has to think through seveal issues in deciding how to incorporate IM. A lot of these issues are fairly complex. They have to do with creating a centralized and consistent approach to UC- and UC-related communications platforms the organization offers to its employees. In the final analysis, handling each new platform as a separate entity is inefficient and cumbersome. Another issue – one that is touched on in this blog from vendor Brosix – is that IM is a great way to relieve pressure on servers stressed by the deluge of e-mails, many of which carry no more information than a typical instant message.

The bottom line is that enterprise IM has not taken off. Bill Pray, an analyst for The Burton Group, offers some insight into why. Enterprise IM seats are less than 50 million, he says, while the number of consumer users number about 100 million more. The benefits of enterprise IM – which he lists -- are hard to argue with. They include better responsiveness, reduced latency in transaction, improved coordination and others. Pray identifies two issues. He says that IT departments don’t encourage IM because it is another chore for them – and one with a significant downside, since it is a real time. This means that complaints will start to flow the moment a problem arises. The other big obstacle is that there is something of a disconnect between users and vendors. Vendors, Pray says, perceive IM as part of overall UC platforms, while potential customers judge its potential ROI on a case-by-case basis.

Posted by Carl Weinschenk

Source:http://www.itbusinessedge.com/cm/blogs/weinschenk/in-the-enterprise-im-still-struggles-to-get-its-message-across/?cs=30215

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