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

Send Technology Announces First User-Friendly E-Mail Encryption Service for Businesses and Individuals
Easy-to-use Send.(TM) free secure e-mail for protecting confidential information now readily available to small- to medium-size business and individual e-mail users

Survey of Spam Control Products, and Survey of Archiving Products -- See what others think of these products/services. If you add your own data, we will send you a summary of the findings.

Proofpoint Extends Email Archiving Search Capability to Mobile Users
Provides A Route to Historical Messages in Outlook Web Access
Comment on Proofpoint here

Messaging & Collaboration

GWAVA Delivers GroupWise Web Access Users More Security and Flexibility
GWAVA's latest version of WASP includes more detailed control of content filtering and a new user notification system

CA Releases Internet Security Suite Plus 2009
New Feature-Rich Suite Includes Enhanced Malware Protection, Easy-to-Use Parental Control, Robust Customer Support and Reduced User Interruptions
Comment on CA here

Geodesic takes aim at SMS with Mundu IM  

Interactive Intelligence Adds SMS to All-in-One Multi-Channel Contact Center Software Suite
SMS Features Help Contact Centers Increase Customer Retention and Satisfaction

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Expect Plenty of Layoffs

In an email from FaceTime President and CEO Kailash Ambwani earlier this month, the company announced a mass layoff in an effort to reduce operating expenses by 30%. In the letter, Ambwani indicated that the company’s revenues depend primarily on the financial sector, and suggested that year-over-year revenue growth into next year would be flat at best.

Symantec also recently laid off its entire global archiving sales and technical overlay team for its Enterprise Vault family of products. Apparently this is part of Symantec's solution reaching critical mass in overall sales, and being moved to the general sales force. However, perhaps the state of the economy plays a factor. Symantec CFO James Beer announced mass layoffs back on October 30 to trim 4.5% off the cost of its workforce.

In short, recessionary times translate to reduced revenues for many businesses. That means they have to cut costs, and that translates to less spending on technology.

Presumably these layoffs are just the tip of the iceberg, and similar cuts are likely to continue through 2009 and into 2010, particularly among vendors heavily dependent on the financial sector. ... David Ferris

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