Ferris Research Free News
Thursday, October 02, 2008
  Oct 2, Daily Compliance & Messaging News
Ferris Research Home

Sign up for the Ferris News Service here

News on messaging, content control, compliance, e-discovery, data leak prevention
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

Blog Item(s)

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


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.

Recent Research

Recent Reports Available:

For more reports, visit our reports page.

Recent Ferris Webcasts:

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.

Copyright © Ferris Research 2008.


Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home
Lets anyone with a professional interest in messaging and collaboration keep up with the news and key trends ... To sign up, go to www.ferris.com ... If you want a version that includes analysis of the news and puts everything in a single email, subscribe to our Analyzer Information Service ... Got some news you want to share with us? Send press releases and conference announcements relevant to messaging to releases@ferris.com ... Copyright © Ferris Research 2005-2006.

September 2005 / October 2005 / November 2005 / December 2005 / January 2006 / February 2006 / March 2006 / April 2006 / May 2006 / June 2006 / July 2006 / August 2006 / September 2006 / October 2006 / November 2006 / December 2006 / January 2007 / February 2007 / March 2007 / April 2007 / May 2007 / June 2007 / July 2007 / August 2007 / September 2007 / October 2007 / November 2007 / December 2007 / January 2008 / February 2008 / March 2008 / April 2008 / May 2008 / June 2008 / July 2008 / August 2008 / September 2008 / October 2008 / November 2008 / December 2008 / January 2009 / February 2009 / March 2009 / April 2009 / May 2009 / June 2009 / July 2009 / August 2009 / September 2009 / October 2009 / November 2009 / December 2009 / January 2010 / February 2010 / March 2010 / April 2010 / March 2011 / March 2012 /

Powered by Blogger