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Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Sun Microsystems and Zmanda to Deliver Comprehensive Database Backup & Recovery Solutions for MySQL Enterprise Customers
Enterprise-Wide MySQL Data Protection via Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) to be Available from Sun Worldwide

Email Support Staff Size Survey. Go here to see email support headcounts for many organizations. If you add your own data, we will send you a summary of the findings

Retention Policies Survey. Go here to participate in a roundtable discussion on retention policies for electronically stored information. If you contribute your own experience, we will send you a summary of the findings. Discussion just started so great if you can help get this off the ground

Symantec Announces New Versions of Veritas Storage Foundation and High Availability Solutions for Windows
Introduces support for Windows Server 2008, increased operational effectiveness, enhanced user experience

BullGuard releases BullGuard Backup 8.0 

MessageSolution Launches Enterprise Email Archive for Novell GroupWise Server at BrainShare 2008, First to Support All Top Three Email Servers in Market 

City of Lenexa Standardizes on Mimosa Systems' live Content Archiving To Assure Retention, Protection and "One-Click" Recovery of Vital Email Data
Fast Growing City in the Nation's Heartland Selects Mimosa NearPoint for Rapid Discovery of Critical Email Content and Business Continuity

Brightstar Corp. Selects Vericept for Data Leakage Prevention
Vericept To Assist Leading Wireless Distribution and Supply Chain Company With Data Loss Prevention

Messaging & Collaboration

Panda Security releases a Service Pack for retail product users
Features include greater stability throughout the consumer lineup and a self-protection system in Panda Antivirus 2008

Sybase iAnywhere Releases Secure Enterprise Email for Apple iPhone
Broadens the Unwired Enterprise and Addresses Business User Demand

Agnitum launches feature-packed anti-virus protection
Leading security vendor offers new flat-fee annual subscription

SquareLoop Introduces HIPAA-Compliant Secure Text Messaging Solution
Fully Encrypted System Enables Mobile Staff of Florida Hospice to Communicate Quickly and Protect Patient Information

Crowne Plaza Hotels Implement Secure Computing's Secure Web to Guard Against Internet Threats
Secure Web Minimizes Risk and Ensures Regulatory Compliance

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Email Overload: Attention Deficit Trait (ADT)
It's been several years since psychiatrist Edward Hallowell, who has spent much of his life researching Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), coined the term Attention Deficit Trait (ADT). ADT is characterized by the same symptoms as ADD, however these are brought on through an interrupt-driven lifestyle, and not by birth. Many -- I daresay most -- of you reading this blog will be able to relate personally, or have colleagues who are struggling in this area.

Numerous online "self-assessment tests" exist for ADD. Taking one of these will give you an idea of the kind of symptoms which, similarly, characterize ADT.

As infotainment, pseudo-spam (corporate email bordering on spam), and deficiencies in email etiquette continue to plague many in the business world, ADT is costing the business world substantial amounts in lost productivity.

Consider some hypothetical calculations (plug in whatever numbers make sense in your company):

  • 1/2 hour per day wasted productivity per employee
  • Assume an 8-hour working day -- that's 1/16 lost productivity
  • So for every $100,000 individual on email, you've lost $6,250 per year

Whatever way you slice the numbers, this is a big cost.

Over the coming weeks we'll be blogging a series on "Email Overload." This is the first in the series. Stay tuned. If you have topics you'd like us to address, email david.sengupta@quest.com. Or post to the blog. ... David Sengupta



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Picking the Right Archiving Policies
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern, 3:30pm UK, 4:30pm CET. One hour.

Corporate policies on what electronic material should be archived are in a state of flux. In this webinar, Bob Little of RenewData, a leading provider of e-discovery and electronically stored information risk management services, and Ferris analyst David Ferris discuss the pros and cons of archiving a given piece of electronic information, current thinking on what electronic information should and should not be archived, the reasons for these policies, and how archiving policies are evolving. The event concludes with a Q&A session. Note: Because of differences in the start of Daylight Saving Time, the webinar begins one hour earlier than usual in Europe.

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

Determining the Right Retention Policies
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern, 4:30pm UK, 5:30pm CET. One hour.

Organizations vary considerably with regard to their policies on how long to retain electronic information before deleting it. In this webinar, we discuss laws and regulations that affect retention policy, internal corporate policies and other things to consider when determining retention policy, how to define a retention policy, the main retention policies in place today, and how retention policies are changing. The event concludes with a Q&A session.

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Ferris Research studies messaging, and the control of electronic information. More specifically, we help IT staff evaluate and implement products and services that:

  • Provide messaging and collaborative technologies
  • Archive electronic information
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policy, industry regulations, and laws
  • Facilitate e-discovery, and contain its costs
  • Reduce the dangers of information leaks

Email is the most important type of electronic information that requires control today. Other important types include instant messages, Sharepoint teamspaces, images, voice, video, and miscellaneous desktop files.

We've been in business since 1990--longer than any other analyst firm in our field:

  • Clients include 300 of the world's 1,000 largest organizations, and computer vendors from the largest corporations to small startups
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  • Our news service covers more than 2,000 highly specialized announcements annually
  • We have nine experts in our research team, sharing many decades of experience in our core competencies

In short, our technology and industry depth helps you understand today's products, where they've come from and where they're going.

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