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

IBM Expands eDiscovery Portfolio With New Software to Help With Legal Case Assessment and the Search for Evidence
Toyota Turns to IBM and Neocol UK for Compliance of More Than 100,000 E-Mails per Day
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Survey of Spam Control Products and Survey of Archiving Products -- Let us know what you think about the archiving and spam control products you use. If you add your own data, we will send you a summary of the findings.

METAmessage ACT from Onset Technology Solves Wireless Data Loss and Compliance Challenges
Advanced Compliance Tool (ACT) Is First Solution to Control and Archive Smartphone Messaging

Digital Info Security Company (Pink Sheets: DGIF) Offers SAS 70 Certified Email Compliance Solution
PolicyBridge II Email Compliance and Encryption Solution Enhanced by SAS 70 Option

Messaging & Collaboration

Hosted Exchange Provider USA.NET Wins MSExchange.org Readers' Choice Award  

Publishers Clearing House (PCH) Protects Consumers and Advertisers with LashBack's DataSource Validator  

ECO and Bizanga to Provide a Common Platform for ISPs to Share Information in Real Time for Combating Spam
Bizanga to Integrate eco's Certified Senders Alliance Whitelist and Make it Available to its Growing Installed Base

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Definition of a Prosumer

Recently, the concept of a "prosumer"--a professional consumer--has emerged in the world of mobile phones.

Prosumers fall into two categories:

  • A person who works in a larger enterprise, but doesn't have a BlackBerry or other high-end smartphone that's integrated with the internal IT system. The employee does, however, own his or her own mobile phone, and would like to use it for business purposes. Most corporate employees fall into this BlackBerry-less category.
  • A self-employed businessperson, probably working from home. This person has some hosted IT services, such as Hotmail, Gmail, or a hosted MS Exchange account.

With thanks to Synchronica's Carsten Brinkschulte for the crisp explanation. ... David Ferris

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Emerging Technology: Messaging, Compliance, E-Discovery, and Content Control
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One hour.

In this event, David Ferris introduces three new or newish vendors that he finds interesting or innovative in the overlapping fields of compliance, content control, and data leak prevention. Each vendor's speaker briefly describes the company's business; then he or she and David discuss the business and its industry context. A Q&A period follows.

The vendors and products are Clearswift's IMAGEmanager, for image detection within email; Isode's M-Box Gateway, a POP-to-IMAP email gateway that gives end users IMAP (push) access to POP email accounts; and Keibi Technologies' platform for analyzing and categorizing user generated content (UGC).

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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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