Category: Instant Messaging

AIM Closing after 20 Years – What’s next?

AIM Closing down
AOL Instant Messenger, more commonly known worldwide simply as AIM, will forever be the program that gave many people their first instant messaging (IM) experience. The sounds and looks of AIM are so familiar to an entire generation, that to this day even those who stopped using the program...

Creating a Home Office That’s Productive and Pleasant

Working from Home
Today, more and more individuals are taking advantage of the opportunity to work remotely. And while there’s much to consider before you yourself make the decision to telecommute, once you’ve decided to take the leap, creating an ideal home office – one that’s constructive, comfortable, and free from distractions...

Is Your IM Program Making You Vulnerable Online

What Are Permissions for Chat Apps
Many people get so caught up in the advanced features of an IM program that they overlook something of extreme importance: safety and security. When it comes to instant messaging, you never want to do anything that will make you vulnerable. Remember this: it only takes one mistake for...

A Secure Instant Messenger for Business Communication

Secure Instant Messenger
Facilitating communication and collaboration is a goal for any successful business. The market has many free consumer applications in this regard, but given that they were not designed with businesses in mind, they all have significant drawbacks concerning employee productivity, security and the features they provide. Brosix, however, is...

Instant Messaging in Corporations- Pros and Cons

Corporate-IM
Efficient internal communication is crucial to any corporation, but finding the right tool can be a challenge. While there are a number of free public IM applications which offer differing packages of features, they all come with several issues related to reduced security and employee productivity. There are measures...