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August 29, 2007


  • Unified Communications: What, Why and How? More
  • Attensa Introduces New Enterprise 2.0 RSS Feed Readers for Mac, Windows and Outlook More
  • Encryption and Data Leak Prevention: Protection for Unauthorized Outsiders and Authorized Insiders More
  • Symantec Launches Norton Internet Security 2008, Norton AntiVirus 2008 More
  • Trend Micro Extends Web Threat Protection for Enterprises with New InterScan Web Security Appliance More
  • Trend Micro Study Assesses the Impact of Mobility on Corporate End-User Behavior More

Insights & Observations

The Rising Importance of Outbound Controls
"According to a recent news report, the University of Illinois recently apologized for sending an email message to all electrical engineering students, with an attached Excel spreadsheet containing "ethnicity, grade point average, local address, and other personal information" about students... (More)"

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

  • Uniform Law Commission Approves Model e-Discovery Rules
  • Why Isn't Unified Messaging Taking Off?
  • VoiceCon Fall 2007: Unified communications still has barriers
  • Promisec Unveils Best Practices to Combat SME Security Threats


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Content Control Beauty Contest
Wednesday, September 26, 2007.
8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern, 4:30pm UK, 5:30pm CET. One hour.

Regulations and policy compliance, e-discovery, and information leak protection are driving demand for technologies that scan emails, instant messages, HTTP flows, static files, and other electronic content to ensure that information is used appropriately. Several content control vendors concisely present their solutions, their competititors, their key competitive strengths, and what they see as the key trends. A Q&A session follows.

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


E-Discovery Beauty Contest
Wednesday, October 17, 2007.
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One hour.

E-discovery requests require a timely response and can prove extremely time-consuming and expensive. Vendors are responding to this challenge with tools that support the necessary search and workflows. In this webinar, leading e-discovery vendors present their solutions, their competitive strengths, and key trends in e-discovery. A Q&A session follows.

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


Classification Beauty Contest
Wednesday, November 14, 2007.
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One hour.

A classification is a label (such as "internal only," "About the lawsuit with XYZ," or "HR policy on minority-owned business") that applies to an electric entity. Classifications are of great importance for regulations and policy compliance, e-discovery, and information leak protection. In this webinar, leading vendors present their solutions, their competitive strengths, and the key trends in classification. A Q&A session follows.

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


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, and best of all, there's no charge! 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

Get more information, including ad requirements, here.


Ferris Research seeks qualified speakers for our upcoming webinars. We currently we have the following events scheduled:

  • Content Control, Beauty Contest, Sep 26
  • E-Discovery Beauty Contest, Oct 17
  • Classification Beauty Contest, Nov 14

We'll also schedule webinars on the following topics when we have sufficient qualified speakers to participate:

  • Email Capacity Planning
  • Mobile Messaging Middleware
  • Phishing Control
  • Mass-Emailers/Email Campaign Managers
  • Email Statement Delivery
  • Message Store Search and Analysis
  • SharePoint Competitors

The webinars typically start at 8:30 a.m. Pacific on the third Wednesday of the month and last 1 hour. Speakers talk for 5 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.

For more information about the webinars and speaker requirements, click here.

If you would like to submit an application to speak, please contact Mona Cohen at mona.cohen@ferris.com.


Ferris Research is an analyst firm specializing on the business use of email and collaborative technologies. Our clients are IT professionals or vendors active in this field.

Main topics we cover:

  • Email retention/archiving, regulations compliance, e-discovery
  • Spam & malware control
  • Mobile messaging
  • Email upgrades & migrations
  • Instant messaging and presence
  • Team workspaces
  • Content management
  • Email encryption
  • Calendaring & scheduling
  • Consumer messaging
  • ISP messaging

Our main services are:

  • Information service for IT professionals. See here
  • Information service for vendors of email and collaborative technologies. See here
  • Educational white papers, written for vendors. See here
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