Recently Openfire XMPP an open source XMPP messaging server was installed on our server. Openfire is a breeze to setup with just a single install and a three step installation process.
The Openfire setup installed runs using a MySQL database which is where all the settings for our installation are stored.
The Oenfire setup run synchronously with both PC and Macs and works on all smartphones including Androids, Windows phone 7.5 and above as well as iPhones.
Download Openfire and give it a test drive within your network or workplace.
For a list of XMPP clients go xmpp.org which is the XMPP standards foundation.
XMPP = Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol
Openfire is a real time collaboration (RTC) server licensed under the Open Source Apache License. It uses the only widely adopted open protocol for instant messaging, XMPP (also called Jabber). Openfire is incredibly easy to setup and administer, but offers rock-solid security and performance.