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November 9, 2006


  • Userplane Launches Userplane Presence, Private-Label Instant Message and Alert Platform for Both Web and Desktop More
  • Leads360 Gives Marketing Advantage With New Automated Functionality: New Software Feature Increases Return on Email Marketing Investment More
  • Esker Debuts New FlyDoc Release, Adding Capabilities to Leading Online Faxing and Postal Mail Service More
  • KnowledgeTree Document Management Software Announces Major User Interface Enhancements in Technology Preview Release More
  • Glenayre Technologies Announces Third Quarter 2006 Earnings More

Insights & Observations

Exchange/Office 2007, Vista Launch Events around the Globe More
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 to RTM in December More

Other News and Insights in Today's For-Fee Version of This Newsletter:

  • Apptix Announces Q3 2006 Results
  • Diversinet Reports Third Quarter 2006 Financial Results
  • Zix Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2006 Financial Results

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If you're going to Exchange Connections and would like to meet Ferris Research, do get in touch. David Ferris, Lee Benjamin, and Bob Spurzem will be there November 7-9 at our booth, #222. The Exchange Connections registration page is here. It's a good show for Exchange support staff.

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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

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Free Webinar. Wednesday, November 15, 2006
8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern, 4:30pm UK, 5:30pm CET. One hour duration.

Many organizations seeking to outsource their email systems have been stymied by technical as well as organizational challenges. In the past, things like slow WAN links and overly chatty client-server protocols have gotten in the way. Now, however, outsourcing Microsoft Exchange is becoming more practical.

On November 15, Ferris Research presents a webinar for organizations that are considering outsourcing their messaging function. Ferris analyst Lee Benjamin and a panel of industry experts will look at the types and sizes of organizations that hosted exchange appeals to. They�ll explore what a typical implementation look like. And they�ll explain what organizations can do to ensure a successful hosted implementation. Click here to register for this free event. For more information, click here.


Sender Authentication, Jan 17
Emerging Messaging Technologies, Feb 21
Email Disaster Recovery, Mar 21

Ferris Research is soliciting speakers for the following webinars:

  • Sender Authentication, Jan 17. Sender authentication (or authorization) allows domain owners to publish information to help expose forged messages. It authenticates mail that legitimately comes from that domain. Industry leaders and messaging managers comment on the use of sender authentication. Topics include what the various authentication schemes are, how they work, their history, their future, how they assist with reputation services, how to choose which to use; how to implement on the sender side.
  • 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.

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