Daily Summary of the Main Messaging News
October 17, 2006
Insights & Observations
Other News and Insights in Today's For-Fee Version of This Newsletter:
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Ferris Research is conducting a survey to identify the support staffing levels of leading email systems. If you are involved in providing email support for your organization, we invite you to participate. It takes about five minutes to complete: please note you should be able to estimate the main elements of your email system--see Preparing for the Survey below.
What You Receive: In return for participating in the survey, we will send you, within 45 days, a summary of the results. This will allow you to compare your organization's support staffing with other organizations. Statistics for Exchange, Notes/Domino, GroupWise and POP/IMAP systems include the number of mailboxes per messaging administrator, per LAN administrator, and per help desk operator; the number of mailboxes per full time equivalent (FTE) support staff; and the number of servers per FTE.
You will also be offered a complementary subscription to Ferris Research's daily news summary. This covers the main messaging and collaboration news, and is a good way to keep current. See a sample here.
Preparing for the Survey. Before you conduct the survey, please make sure you have most of the following information:
Please note: To avoid bias, vendors of messaging products and services are not invited to take this survey. Your information will not be shared with any third parties, other than in summarized form that is not identifiable with you or your organization.
CALL FOR SPEAKERS AT FERRIS WEBINARS
Ferris Research is soliciting speakers for the following webinars:
Speakers talk for five to 10 minutes on the topic and are joined by three or four other speakers. Attendees are IT staff supporting email technologies, consultants, vendor product managers, and investors.
The webinars start at 8:30 a.m. PST and last one hour. We typically have at least 500 registrants and around 200 actual attendees, so it's good exposure. Participating vendors also have the opportunity to use the events as lead generators by promoting the event to prospective customers.
In return, we'll give you a six-month subscription to our for-fee news service, which provides comprehensive coverage of messaging and collaboration technology. It's an extremely quick way to keep current with the news, and is normally only available to organizations that subscribe to our full information service. See a sample here.
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