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Re: How important is IM? was RE: How important is the PSTN
- From: Scott Call
- Date: Tue Jun 25 15:42:08 2002
We run an internal Jabber server which all employees log into. This
eliminates the reliance on an outside server (AOL/Yahoo/etc) as well as
the security concerns of same outside servers.
my question for the group is, do chat programs (IM, IRC, yahoo) serve a
substantial network support purpose or are they more of a distraction,
allowing staff to communicate with friends, relatives, drifters, interlopers
on company time?
Of course it's still cleartext over TCP, so it's not 100% secure but
it's localized traffic.
We find it invaluable especially since our department has become
geographically diverse. To be able to pop "Can you look at TT#XYZ?" vs
an email or phone call is quite nice.
Scott Call Router Geek, ATGi, home of $6.95 Prime Rib
"...Everything's going to be just great again!"