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Daily Digest: May 20, 2008
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Akonix Partners with Pivot, Launches L7 Enterprise for Pivot 360 to Archive Instant Messaging (IM) for Financial Organizations (Comments?)
Releases L7 Enterprise Version 7.1 with improved system management, archiving of mobile text messaging and support for AOL Instant Messenger 6.5

Content Archiving Leader Privacy Networks Announces New Program for Managed Service Providers (Comments?)
Privacy Networks offers industry unique multi-tenant platform for MSPs to deliver complete, secure and compliance ready message archiving to their hosted customers

New EMC Backup Offerings Control Data Growth and Increase Efficiency Using Latest Technologies (Comments?)
New Data De-Duplication, Disk Drive Spin Down Capabilities and Low Power Drives Help Lower Costs and Reduce Backup and Recovery Challenges

Southwest Washington Medical Center Selects GuardianEdge to Provide Hard Disk Encryption (Comments?)
Hard Disk Encryption Allows Leading Health Care Provider to Address Government Regulations and Protect Patient Information

Messaging & Collaboration

Azaleos Enhances Remote Monitoring Service for Deeper Visibility into Microsoft Exchange (Comments?)
Free Three Week Trial Allows Customers to Test Drive ViewXchange Service

ClearContext Personal Beta Program Begins, Puts Outlook Information in Context to Prevent Email Overload (Comments?)
Free ClearContext Personal Outlook Add-in Helps People Process Email Faster and Keep Their Information Organized

Microsoft Boosts Investment in Partner Channel to Enhance Customer Experience in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (Comments?)
Innovative offering delivers partner expertise to help customers optimize value of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 platform

NAFCU Services Selects Code Green Networks as Exclusive Partner for Data Loss Prevention Solutions (Comments?)
Code Green to Help NAFCU Member Credit Unions Protect Confidential Data

Capgemini Standardizes on CollabNet for Global Collaboration (Comments?)
CollabNet's SourceForge Enterprise to Enable Enterprise-wide Collaboration for Over 13,000 Users

Network Solutions and Open-Xchange Partner to Deliver Hosted E-mail and Collaboration Services to Small Business (Comments?)
Leading U.S. e-Business Company to deploy Open-Xchange as Software-as-a-Service to Millions of Users

International Consultancy Halcrow leverages ScanSafe SaaS Solution (Comments?)
Consultancy rolls-out ScanSafe Web Filtering and Malware Scanning in over 70 countries

Blog Item(s)

Nick Mehta Joins LiveOffice
Nick Mehta, formerly boss of Symantec's Enterprise Vault business, left Symantec about six months ago. After investigating the possibilities, he's just joined LiveOffice as CEO. This is good for LiveOffice, and for Nick.

Summary of LiveOffice:

  • SaaS archiving and messaging solutions for SMBs or organizations with limited IT staff.
  • Historical focus is financial services and broker/dealers specifically; increasing growth in government, education, and healthcare.
  • Main services: email archiving, email discovery, email compliance, Exchange hosting.
  • Company is bootstrapped; it grew to $19 million in revenue in 2007, has 100 employees, and a track record of profitability and healthy growth.

... David Ferris



Upcoming Reports & Events

Preparing for a Meet and Confer Session
Wednesday, May 21, 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 David Ferris and Mark Reichenbach of MetaLINCS examine what to do to be well prepared for the Meet and Confer session. Fritz Mueller also discusses how MetaLINCS' e-discovery software can help. 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.

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 panel also includes Conrad Jacoby, founder of efficientEDD, a consultancy specializing in e-discovery and litigation information management issues, and MetaLINCS CTO Chuck Williams. 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
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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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