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November 22, 2006

Note: Ferris Daily News will not be published on Thursday and Friday November 23 & 24 due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US.


  • Win the Battle: Image-Based Spam More
  • Clearswift upgrades MIMEsweeper Email Appliance More
  • Join Novell for the Analyst Summit at BrainShare 2007 More
  • Polycom Enhances Unified Conferencing Bridges to Drive Increased Organizational Efficiency and Productivity More

Insights & Observations

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Other News and Insights in Today's Paid Version of This Newsletter:

  • Microsoft Integrates with SMS
  • Hacking Email: 99 Email Security and Productivity Tips
  • AXS-One Reports Financial Results For Third Quarter of 2006
  • Docucorp Announces First Quarter Results


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  • spam control
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  • regulations & compliance
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Emerging Messaging Technologies
Free Webinar. Wednesday, November 29, 2006
8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern, 4:30pm UK, 5:30pm CET. One and one-half hours duration.

This quarterly event consists of short presentations from interesting new companies with promising and innovative technologies. Speakers explain what their products do, how the capabilities relate to business, and how soon the technologies are likely to be deployed. Ferris Research Senior Analysts David Ferris and Nick Shelness comment on each technology and then moderate a general discussion. Participating in this webinar are Biscom, EQO Communications, Isode, MailChannels, Reconnex, and Zimbra.

To register for this webinar, click here. For more information, click here.

Knocking Down the Barriers to Secure Email
Free Webinar. Wednesday, December 6, 2006
8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern, 4:30pm UK, 5:30pm CET. One hour duration.

In this webinar, Ferris Senior Analyst Nick Shelness looks at the perceived pain of employing secure email. Speakers from Entrust, Identum, PostX, and Voltage discuss their efforts to reduce this pain and overcome the growing hostility, engendered by malware, to the use of email for secure communication.

To register for this webinar, click here. For more information, click here.

Email Archiving and Usage Policies
Free Webinar. Wednesday, December 13, 2006
8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern, 4:30pm UK, 5:30pm CET. One hour duration.

In this webinar, industry experts and messaging managers present their perspective on effective email archiving and usage policies. Topics cover identifying resources for policy development, determining policy needs, implementation, communication, training, and monitoring. Speakers include Essential Computing, Mirapoint, Postini, and Quest Software.

To register for this webinar, click here. For more information, click here.


Cleveland Clinic
Enterprise Messaging Engineer I
Location: Cleveland, OH
Responsible for the backend support of a large Exchange 2003 environment. MCSE and 3-5 years experience with Exchange is preferred.
You can apply at www.clevelandclinic.org/jobs/ using the job category of Finance/Information Systems. Mention that you saw this listing on Ferris.com.

Director of Marketing
Location: New York City, NY
Responsible for overall marketing communications strategy and execution in the US market.
Please send resume and cover letter to usjobs@messagelabs.com and mention that you saw this listing on Ferris.com.

Want to Place a Job Ad? We've just started this new section in our newsletters. If you're looking to hire someone that has messaging skills, send us your ad and we'll run it. It's a great way to connect, because over 4,000 messaging professionals read the newsletters. And best of all, there's no charge! Send ads to iree.jordan@ferris.com. Other details:

  • Start with the job title. Then give a line or two that elaborates, and contact information
  • Readers are spread across many countries. The largest numbers are in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Netherlands
  • IT managers: All types of messaging professionals read the newsletters, so it's a good place to find messaging support staff
  • Vendors: Don't send ads for lower level positions, or positions that don't require a messaging background, such as QA engineers. The people who read our newsletters are specifically interested in messaging


Emerging Messaging Technologies, Feb 21
Email Disaster Recovery, Mar 21

Ferris Research is soliciting speakers for the following webinars:

  • Emerging Messaging Technologies, Feb 21. Short presentations from interesting new firms with promising and innovative technology. Industry leaders and messaging managers comment on the technologies that have the greatest potential.
  • Email Disaster Recovery, Mar 21. Solutions are now becoming available to keep email going in the event of disasters, such as fires and earthquakes. We discuss the main product/service offerings and how the technology is evolving.

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.

Please contact Mona Cohen at mona.cohen@ferris.com.


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