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Daily Digest: October 2, 2008
 
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

HP Acquires LeftHand Networks to Extend Leadership in Storage and Virtualization Solutions

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.

Zix Corporation and Code Green Networks Launch DLP-Based Email Encryption
Email Encryption Leader Collaborates with Leading DLP Provider to Ensure Powerful Safeguard Against Unauthorized Disclosure

Maxim Group Adds Teneros High Availability Solution on HP ProLiant Server

ColumbiaSoft Introduces New Email Archive Product To Address Email Compliance And Speed Email Retrieval
Software leverages technology in ColumbiaSoft's document management platform to work with Microsoft Exchange Server and simplify management of email records in a centralized system

Messaging & Collaboration

ShoreTel Unveils New Products Designed for Global Markets and Expands Its Global Corporate Presence
New Features, Extended Distribution Channels Deliver Cost-Effective and Proven Unified Communications Solutions to Markets Beyond the U.S.

StrongMail Powers Email Delivery for Marketo's Award-Winning Marketing Automation Software
Fastest-growing lead management firm relies on StrongMail's email platform to provide world-class email delivery, reporting and management to its clients

Sunbelt Software Announces New Automation Technology in the Fight against Malware
New version of Sunbelt CWSandbox automates user interaction for combating socially engineered and targeted malware attacks

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Survey: Costs of Unified Communications

We're studying the costs of Microsoft-based Unified Communications (UC). If you're using Microsoft's UC functionality -- not just Exchange, but also IM and telephony -- we'd love to hear your responses to the questions below.

Please fill in the questionnaire below and email it to survey@ferris.com. If you want anonymity, let us know and we won't identify you or your organization. Alternatively, you can go here and post your response in a comment. We will send you a summary of the findings.

You can see other responses here.

Please use your business email address in the comment form if you email us your answers (we don't accept personal email addresses, to discourage fake responses generated to promote a particular vendor).

Many thanks -- David Ferris and Richi Jennings


Questionnaire

Q1. How many users use Exchange Unified Communications in your organization/company? (Include only those using voice functionality with Exchange.)

     total [........] users using voice functionality with Exchange

Q2. How many members of staff do you need to run the Unified Communications service? (Include administrators, operators, and help desk staff; if some are part-time or share duties, please estimate the number of FTEs -- full-time equivalents.)

     total [........] FTEs

Q3. How much was the initial, one-off software purchase cost for the following, including sufficient CALs? (If there is only an annual fee, reply zero.)

  • Windows Server
  • Exchange Server
  • OCS
  • PBX/telephony software
  • Client software: Outlook, Communicator, etc.

     total US$[........]

Q4. How much is the annual cost for that software and the CALs?

     total US$[........] for upgrades/maintenance (e.g., Software Assurance)
     total US$[........] for support, if you have a separate figure not included above

Q5. How much was the initial purchase cost for the server hardware running that software, including any PBX used and including extra Active Directory servers required to support it?

     total US$[........]

Q6. How much do you think that moving to UC will save your organization, in terms of reduced telecom staffing, lower telecom charges, etc.?

     total US$[........] per year

Q7. Rough number of people in your organization/company?

Q8. What is your job title; what do you do?

Q9. What type of business/industry is your organization in?

Q10. Any other comments?

 

Upcoming Reports & Events

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).

To register for the webcast, 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.


Have news you want to share with us or product or interest area that you would like us to cover? Send press releases to releases@ferris.com.

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