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Title: Just Because


1
Just Because
  • Chat / Instant Messenging Application
  • Multiple conversations
  • Convenient (Away, Mobile Page, Etc.)
  • Enhance collaboration efforts
  • Simple no cost, passive, anonymous
  • Worldwide service
  • Another way to get in touch
  • Busy phone line? Ill just check to see if she is
    online!

2
Just Because
  • Chat / Instant Messaging Application
  • Instant Messaging is very popular today
  • Roughly 200 million registered users
  • 2 Trillion messages per year by 2004
  • Businesses rely on it for quick and reliable
    communications.
  • Very inexpensive way to communicate

Statistics sources http//www.idc.com
http//www.gartner.com
3
Just Because
  • Instant Messaging Saves Time, Money
  • Cheaper than voice mail
  • Cheaper than postage
  • Cheaper than phone calls
  • Check availability/status of contacts

4
Just Because
  • Gartner Group Research
  • Reduce Voicemail by 50
  • Reduce Email by 40
  • Reduce Phone Bill 30

5
Just Because
6
Just Because
  • Why another messaging application?
  • None default to strong encryption
  • None are truly cross platform
  • Extending capabilities is mostly limited to the
    original software architects
  • No encryption for both files and conversations

7
Just Because
  • Current IM Shortcomings What we Fix
  • Strong Encryption as a basis
  • Public Key Infrastructure
  • Extensible, easily add modules
  • Games, Voice, Video, Multimedia, etc
  • Cross Platform Java
  • Applet or Native Application

8
Just Because
  • Why is encryption so important?
  • Sensitive data is often exchanged
  • Accounts, Passwords, Credit Cards, Files, etc.
  • Some ISPs monitor traffic, log info
  • Why allow an arbitrary person to view your
    personal conversations?
  • Security is often a second thought
  • Do you know what is stored in a file written a
    year ago? Five years ago? Ten years ago?

9
Just Because
  • Potential Customers - Businesses
  • Saves costs
  • Fewer phone calls, voice mails, postage
  • Increased collaboration
  • Group meetings not limited to immediate office
    location
  • Lowers support costs
  • Fewer help desk support staff
  • More personal customer service
  • Possible for each customer service representative
    to serve multiple customers simultaneously

10
Just Because
  • Potential Customers Individuals
  • Students
  • Inexpensive way to call home on your schedule
  • Family
  • More than two party conversations
  • Broadcast chat sessions
  • Friends
  • Keep in touch around the world

11
Just Because
  • Potential Customers

EVERYONE!!!
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