Instant Messenger in Business


It all started innocently: I opened an AOL instant messenger account when I was at an ad agency so we could all communicate without having to look at one another. Then, in conversation with a client based in another city, we decided IM would be a great way to communicate throughout the day. She was on Yahoo! So as any good AE would do, I set up the Yahoo! IM account.

Fast forward a couple years and suddenly I have IM accounts with the above two as well as gmail and who knows who else. The solution? Adium.

Adium is a simple program that runs on my desktop and allows me to access ALL my IM accounts through one portal. My personal IM accounts are integrated with my business IM accounts and life becomes just a little bit easier.