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

Survey of Costs of Microsoft Unified Communications -- If you're using Microsoft's UC functionality, we'd love to hear from you

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.

RenewData and Forensics Consulting Solutions Form Partnership to Offer Litigation Readiness Services
Services Assist Corporations with Proactive Management of Electronically Stored Data

Blue Lance Enhances Data Protection with Out of Box Compliance Reporting
LT Auditor+ 9 for Windows Service Pack 3 Features New Simplified Deployments Allowing the Delivery of Compliance Reports on Day One

 
Messaging & Collaboration

Siteconcept to Distribute the AXIGEN Mail Server in France  

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Better Legal Holds from Recommind

When you apply legal holds, you typically preserve much too much stuff. That translates to much high costs later on while processing the material. It sounds valuable, and sensible.

Recommind has just launched Insite Legal Hold. Working with results, you iteratively refine your search criteria until you have a relevant, and substantially more compact set. There's a full audit trail of the process, so you can later show the court that you've been thorough.

Pricing: Normally by custodian, per year. Examples:

  • An organization with a fair number of lawsuits and internal investigations might spend $300K to $500K annually
  • A large organization with many lawsuits would probably buy the software outright, for $1M+

Main competition:

  • Guidance and Autonomy

Competitive Strengths as Perceived by Recommind:

  • Ability to interactively work with search results and refine them before preservation takes place
  • Ability to demonstrate thoroughness of legal hold definition pt courts
  • Automatic updating of legal hold information

... David Ferris

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Upcoming Reports & Events

Email Archiving: On-Premises vs. SaaS
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 3:30 p.m. U.K., 4:30 p.m. CET. One hour.

Note: Because of differences in the end of Daylight Savings Time, this webcast will begin one hour earlier than usual in the U.K. and Europe.

You can provide email archiving through a hosted service (or SaaS) or by means of an on-premises solution. On-premises solutions are either an appliance or software installed on standard computing equipment.

In this webcast, Ferris senior analyst David Ferris and Mimecast’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, Mary Kay Roberto, discuss the strengths and challenges of hosted and on-premises approaches. Mary Kay and David Goldberg, Mimecast’s Director of Sales Engineering, also briefly explain their company's SaaS offering. The event concludes with a Q&A period.

To register for the webcast, click here. For more information, click here.


TCO of Microsoft-Based Unified Communications
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 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 webcast, Ferris Research analyst Richi Jennings and Unison CMO Rurik Bradbury discuss the total cost of ownership (TCO) of Microsoft’s approach to unified communications. You will learn how to model and estimate unified communications costs in your own environment. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions.

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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.


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