Wednesday, June 23, 2004

AOL and Yahoo abandon their Enterprise IM plans

AOL's move out of enterprise IM underscores the lack of success the company, and its rivals, achieved in luring businesses to pay for software that many workers were already using for free. Available for monthly or annual fees, the enterprise tools typically included features not available in gratis IM software, such as conversation logging, authentication and identity management. AOL representatives said the company had signed up only about 150 companies to pay for AIM Enterprise Gateway.