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Daily Digest: April 7, 2008

ARMA International Calls Upon Corporations to Review Records and Information Management (RIM) Policies
Suggesting new alternatives for companies seeking reduced risk and regulatory compliance

Email Support Staff Size Survey -- See email support headcounts for 120+ organizations. If you add your own data, we will send you a summary of the findings

Retention Policies Survey -- 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

Zimbra Expands Mobile E-mail Availability to All Java-enabled Devices
New ZimbraME J2ME client and source code access extends Zimbra experience to millions of handsets, from Nokia to RIM, regardless of wireless device

ZyLAB Wins Government Computer News Best of FOSE Award for Innovative eDiscovery Platform
ZyIMAGE eDiscovery Platform Awarded Best-of-Show within the "Software for Desktop Systems" Category

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Attenex Update
Here's an update on Attenex--one of the leaders in tools that let you sift through a corpus of electronic information to work out what's relevant to a legal matter:

  • Main offering is Attenex Patterns Suite, which accounts for 95% of Attenex's revenues.
  • Patterns Suite lets you take a large group of documents (emails and many different types of files), and then do things like:
    • Show what people are involved, and how and when they worked together.
    • Cluster material by concept.
    • Display material graphically.
    • Tag material with appropriate labels.
    • Search with a wide variety of metadata, including To, From, concepts involved, custodians, and file types.
    • Deduplication.
  • "Snapshot Reviews." These are short professional services engagements where Attenex comes in and uses Patterns to help a case get going quickly.
  • A bundling of Patterns Suite with FTI's Ringtail litigation support package.
  • Company is doing well and growing nicely. Ferris Research estimates revenues at a $25 million annual run rate. Profitable since 2004.
  • Main competitors are:
    • Services: Kroll Ontrack, Iron Mountain/Stratify.
    • Clearwell, MetaLINCS/Seagate.
  • Attenex reckons the main strengths of Patterns are:
    • Scalability.
    • Visual presentation of information.
    • Proven technology.
  • Interface available for Symantec Vault.

... David Ferris



Upcoming Reports & Events

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, Ferris analyst David Ferris and Richard Hoffman of AXS-One 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.

Electronic Discovery: Helping General Counsel Understand IT's Role
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern, 4:30pm UK, 5:30pm CET. One hour.

IT today plays an important role in the e-discovery process. In-house and external legal teams are often unclear on what IT's role should be. In this webinar, we discuss IT's role and how IT should educate its legal colleagues about its role. The event concludes with a Q&A session.

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

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About Ferris Research

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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