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Daily Digest: May 2, 2008

Mozy Release for Mac Sets Industry Standard for Unlimited Online Backup
First Full-Featured Unlimited Online Backup Service for Apple OS X; MozyHome for Mac Immediately Available at $4.95 Per Month

Secure Information Exchange (SIE) architecture - Delivers unified communications for high security customers
Boldon James announces Version 3 security architecture that enables unified messaging across Microsoft platforms for military, intelligence & homeland security organisations

Jatheon Technologies' E-mail Archive Reassures Digital Insurance
Company Saves IT Staff 8 Hours per Month, Improves E-mail Management, More

TIBCO Expands Leadership in Ultra-Low Latency Messaging with its First Integrated Messaging Appliance
New Addition to TIBCO Rendezvous Product Family; Helps Cut Data Center Power Use and Optimizes Space Utilization; Industry's Only Appliance To Implement TIBCO Rendezvous Software

Sirana Announces New Version of AppAnalyzer to Extend Reporting in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager  

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Email and Moore's Law
Moore's Law discusses the exponential growth of electronic circuits. Perhaps email is another case where Moore's Law applies.

Consider email quantity. Where once we sent and received only a handful of emails daily, today we routinely send and receive hundreds of emails. You might argue that the volumes are increasing exponentially. Then again, you might argue that for many people, the volume is more or less stable, or increasing linearly.

Email attachments are a better example. Initially email attachments were nonexistent or quite small (<10KB). Now attachments are very common and can easily be 1-10MB in size. What will it be like when we are sending rich media files that are hundreds of megabytes (or gigabytes) in size?

Finally, consider mailbox size. A 10MB mailbox was once the norm and was replaced with 100-200MB mailboxes in recent years. Today users expect multigigabyte mailboxes, made famous by Google's Gmail.

Such growth in email directly impacts email server performance and capacity. Consider the latest version of Microsoft Exchange 2007. Today Exchange can easily support 1GB mailboxes and 10MB attachments. How will it support 10GB mailboxes and 100MB attachments in the future? ... Bob Spurzem



Upcoming Reports & Events

Preparing for a Meet and Confer Session
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern, 4:30pm UK, 5:30pm CET. One hour.

Litigation today requires that substantial amounts of electronic information be exchanged between the parties. Early on, the litigants must get together for a Meet and Confer session, where they decide what electronic information will be exchanged between the parties, and according to what schedule. In this webinar , Ferris analyst Colin Bush and Mark Reichenbach of MetaLINCS examine what to do to be well prepared for the Meet and Confer session. The event concludes with a Q&A session.

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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.

In-house and external legal teams understand that IT now has an important role in e-discovery, but the details of the role are often unclear. In this webinar, Ferris analyst David Ferris and Fritz Mueller of MetaLINCS discuss IT’s role and how general counsel can optimize its relationship with IT. 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
  • 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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