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Chandler Desktop 0.7.5 released 

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

IronPort Bolsters Web Reputation Filters with Botsite Defense and URL Outbreak Detection
Vital Security Enhancements Use Industry's Leading Reputation Data to Improve Capture Rate of Web-Based Malware

Digsby Launches Time Saving Solution to Manage Instant Messaging, E-mail and Social Networks
dotSyntax, an instant messaging startup, today announced the public beta launch of Digsby, a product that integrates management of instant messaging, e-mail, and social network accounts into one easy-to-use application

NextPoint Intros New Unified Communications Solution 

 
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White House's Email Archiving Negligent
Associated Press wrote this story that was widely covered. It concerns the negligent handling of email by the White House.

You can read the article to learn the details of the story, but what makes this story interesting is that one of the experts quoted in the article is Mimosa's Bill Tolson. While being interviewed for the story, Bill told me that he was made privy to some of the specifics of the investigation. For example, he learned that the White House email archival process was completely manual. It involved copying email from Outlook into PSTs. I am talking about "drag-and-drop"! Then the PSTs were manually copied to CD-ROM. There was no convention for PST size, name, or location. Is anyone surprised that email is now missing?

A lot of organizations use homegrown and largely manual email archiving. Over the next few years most will be replaced by packaged software solutions or hosted services. ... David Ferris

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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.

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


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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
  • While other analysts have come and gone, we've published more than 200 formal reports and 1,100 short bulletins
  • 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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