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The Future of Instant Messaging

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A bit of statistics

The overall traffic in messaging apps is expected to more than triple by 2019 since 2014 – from almost 31 trillion to 100 trillion globally, according to Juniper Research. Messengers are the technology that facilitates both entertaining activities and business collaboration. Over the top communication is quick, easy and cheap and it will connect people in so many new ways during the upcoming years. Today we will speak about the features that enrich messengers in order to give you more than just an opportunity to send a «Hello, where are you?» message.

Why it’s good for people

The start of 2016 has proved that the global audience has shifted to messengers. According to the Business Insider report, the combined user base of the top four chat apps is larger than the combined user base of the top four social networks. This popularity is predictable: it’s cheaper than traditional telecommunications, it has more features than e-mail and it’s more private than social media. On top of that, the cost of plain smartphones has become relatively low, and the interface of messengers is easy even for your grandmother.

An average smartphone user has ~36 apps installed with 68% of them in the field of social & communication. The services that are the most popular in different countries vary, however most users use several messengers to connect with family, friends and co-workers. Continue reading

VIPole for teamwork: techniques and tricks

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Imagine a large estate that welcomes dozens of guests. The building has many rooms, some are hidden and only the owner knows how to get there and how to open the door. In one room folks play bridge, the other room is a dancing hall, the third room is for political and philosophical debates, a small room gives privacy for the conversation of the two. This is a natural way of human communication. When you choose one of VIPole solutions for business, you become an owner of a virtual estate, and you create rooms and invite people. Confidential conversations never leave the borders of the estate.

The connected world has given us all the opportunities that we could never imagine before, but as we can be more effective now, we have to show the best of what we can do every day. Communication habits have changed significantly throughout the past decade, and internet communication has become a heavy and sometimes the dominating part of daily interactions. Chats, blogs, social media, messengers – it’s now common to participate in a group chat, that connects the parents of the classmates, in a group chat of your foreign language course or of your local volleyball team. The workplace communications tend to be more conservative, depending on the field. Tech companies and news organizations are among the pioneers who are the first to discover the convenience of messengers for business.

Encrypted instant messaging for enterprises has changed the landscape of business communications, as we knew it a few years ago. Sophisticated products are designed to meet sophisticated demands. VIPole is not just an app, it can become your own private corporate messenger with encrypted conversations, group chats related to projects and secure voice and video calls.

VIPole is for you if:

  • You want your team members to be always connected and discuss your projects securely, whenever, wherever.
  • You often assemble conference calls and you want to exclude wiretapping.
  • You care about the safety of the personal data of your employees, partners and clients.
  • The documents you are working with may ruin everything if leaked. You don’t want them to ever be leaked or even vulnerable.
  • You want to separate your business affairs from the free services where the service provider knows your personal data.
  • You need a multifunctional and safe tool with all communication and collaboration features in one app.

Our customers call VIPole a Skype alternative, as we offer private messaging, group chats, video calls and audio calls. But we’ve got more features for teams including task management and file storage, we are secure and we guarantee privacy for every our user. Your safety and productivity are the main aspects taken into account for the design and the architecture of VIPole. The new features we introduce are inspired by the experience and the wishes of our customers.

VIPole allows to structure all working discussions into different flows in accordance with the projects, the topics and the departments. Every VIPole feature has both evident and hidden opportunities, are you sure that you know how to make them work for you as productively as possible? Continue reading