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October 25, 2006
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Email as a Managed Appliance
Companies are struggling with increasing demands on IT staff to keep enterprise email systems up and running. IT administrators must cope with an ever-expanding landscape of email technologies that add anti-virus, anti-spam, backup and restore, high availability, disaster recovery, monitoring, storage management, unified messaging, and compliance requirements. Because there just isnt enough time in the day, many organizations are considering the use of appliances that manage and/or run the email environment.
On October 25, Ferris analyst Lee Benjamin looks at the evolution and use of managed appliances in the messaging space. In addition, Keith McCall of Azaleos describes why companies like K2 Sports, Zumiez, and Allegheny Technologies have adopted a managed appliance for their email infrastructures and how it has helped them reduce the cost and complexity of email. Click here to find out more.
JOIN US FOR DINNER AT EXCHANGE CONNECTIONS, LAS VEGAS
If you're going to Exchange Connections and are free for dinner on Tuesday evening, November 7, would you like to join us?
It'll be a small-ish group at a decent nearby restaurant, starting at 8pm. David Ferris, Lee Benjamin, and Bob Spurzem will be there on the Ferris side. Over dinner, we'll have informal conversations on messaging topics of mutual interest. These dinners are also good places to build your peer network. If you can join us, send an email to email@example.com. Please let us know no later than October 28, so we can plan numbers.
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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