13% of companies monitor employee IM activity

13% of companies have started logging IM records, but the crackdown is starting to take effect: About 2% of employers have fired employees for something they said over IM. By comparison, the study said, 26% of companies have terminated employees for misuse of email. World-wide, the corporate-messaging-software market hit $2.5 bln in 2005 and will climb to $3.3 bln by 2009, according to the Radicati Group.