Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Push e-mail: are you kidding?

I've heard recently that Enterprise IM is the the most popular "web 2.0" tool amongst corporations.

When I asked my cousine, working for a large and well-known company in New York, that why don't she uses their own IM system, just gmail. She told me that they don't use an own IM system.
I asked:
- Do you use blackberry?
- Yes
- For Push-email?
- Yes
- That's IM.


Come' on: it's Instant and Messaging. It does not have presence subscription, but it does have a roster (it's only called Address Book). Surely it has advantages (people who "has an older version of internet installed on their computer" can communicate with you), and there are disadvantages as well (they don't see how busy you are, therefore they can't decide if it's important enough, something which could be solved with presence).

But before trying to hurry your marketing departments to advertise XMPP as a free alternative of Blackberry, you should first migrate from the old system. What am I thinking about?
  1. Write a component which is compatible with push-email, so they don't loose functionality
  2. Write a component which is compatible with postfix, qmail, whatever smtp servers are popular nowadays, to work together with XMPP servers - this way creating an XMPP-based free push e-mail alternative
  3. Write a client, preferably for mobile phones where this transport could be handled conveiently.
Come on, it's your turn EIM jabber vendors: there's a market ruled by a ridicolous propiertary system, which could be easily overriden by just a tiny piece of software - an SMTP server module which catches e-mails and acts as a transport.

7 comments:

hildjj said...

http://xmpppy.sourceforge.net/mail/

But it's a nice way to inject spam into the XMPP world...

shahidsidd said...

Nice and knowledgeable sites for everyone-
booksshelf
knowledge
books
liberary
kitaben
Books and references
books
tutorial books

longge said...

replica louis vuitton handbags
are the latest addition from French designers. The bread purse is a austere business, the weight of the bill could add pounds to the lv handbag
. Women would usually accept bolt louis vuitton bag
for an abrupt grocery or added shopping.

shoppingugg said...

If you are looking for Coach handbags and want to pay a specific price, the best way to go for Coach Hamptons is through online sites. Places like ours offer online shops for regular people like you and I, who are certified/licensed sellers to auction off Coach Bonnie for discounted prices. You wouldn't even pay online prices in the Coach Wristlet .


Nothing beats the Breitling Navitimer
watch if you are seeking Montbrillant Datora that comes with the finest quality and is meticulously manufactured to endure the test of time. Breitling Avenger is all the rage among avid pilots who appreciate style with substance. Here I would like to give you a brief review of Chrono Superocean .

Carmina said...

well I do not know if Enterprise IM is the most popular "web 2.0" tool, but I have tried Sildenafil and it works perfectly so far, maybe Enterprise IM is the most commercial tool, thanks for the good post and great blog of yours!

Cosqui said...

I never use push e-mail I think it's a useless thing. I prefer to send a sms or a real e-mail than use that.
Online pharmacy reviews

Cathlene said...

Wow, this was a very nice idea of sending instant messages, thanks for the thoughts. PMP San Diego