Survey: Instant messaging will surpass eMail

Many CIOs predict that real-time communication technologies, such as instant messaging, SharePoint , Chatter and Yammer will overtake classic email in the workplace in the next five years, Computerworld reports. That’s the conclusion of a Robert Half Technology survey of more than 1,400 CIOs at U.S. companies with more than 100 employees. The survey was released last month. More than half (54 percent) of the CIOs polled said real-time workplace communication tools will surpass traditional email in popularity within five years. The prediction was a bit lukewarm, however: 13 percent of the respondents said real-time messages will be “much more popular” than email, while 41 percent said they’ll be “somewhat more popular.”

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