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Consumer peer-to-peer (p2p) internet applications are growing at a blistering pace. Evidence is everywhere: worldwide, users send more than 10 billion instant messages every day (J.D. Powers and Associates); Skype's 136 million users account for 7 percent of international long-distance traffic (Morgan Stanley); video file sharing may account for up to 60 percent of all internet traffic (CacheLogic).

More than a consumer fad, p2p is already deep inside corporate networks. One survey showed IM users outnumber nonusers at 44 percent of their large ( more than 500 employees) North American companies (ESG). And new business peer-to-peer applications for collaboration, resource sharing, and ...

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