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Daily Digest: January 28, 2009
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Recommind Expands User-Based Relevancy and Federation Framework in Latest Enterprise Search Release
MindServer Search 6.0 Improves Efficiency by Delivering Actionable Results to Each User
Comment on Recommind here

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.

New Mexico Energy Credit Union Deploys Code Green DLP Solution
Ease of Deployment, Ease of Management, Pricing Were Key Factors in Decision

Apptix to Offer Hosted Backup and Data Recovery with Mozy Online Backup
Strategic Partnership with EMC's Decho will Accelerate Adoption of Mozy Solution in the Small and Medium-sized Business Market

Sonasoft Provides Disaster Recovery and Meets eDiscovery Needs of Leading Law Firms
SonaSafe software offers data protection and helps to meet regulatory compliance and eDiscovery requirement

Barracuda Networks Acquires Yosemite Technologies
Integrates Popular Yosemite Backup Software with Barracuda Backup Service

Electronic Evidence Discovery and Daticon Merge Brands to Affirm Service Line Expansion
Technology and Services team integration complete; new Daticon EED brand identity represents more than 20 years of experience and innovation in the eDiscovery industry

Fios Honored for Leading e-Discovery Services in the 2008 Law Technology News Awards
Fios Selected by LTN Readers as the Silver Award Winner for EDD Services Identification, EDD Services Production and Litigation Support Consultant

FTI Advances Position in Fast-Growing $6.6 Billion E-Discovery Market
Seamless Integration of Attenex Corporation Creates Game-Changing Combined Technology Platform

Law Technology News Recognizes Mimecast for Risk Management Service in 2008  

Mimosa Announces Turn-Key "Move to Mimosa" Legacy Migration Program for Customers to Replace Their Legacy Archiving Solutions
Limitations of Legacy Offerings Drive Customers to Adopt Mimosa NearPoint Next-Generation Email and File Archiving Solution
Comment on Mimosa here

Sage Launches Sage Intergy Version 5.5 Integrated Electronic Health Records and Practice Management System
Practices Leverage Enhancements to Improve Practice Quality, Interoperability, and Fiscal Fitness

Symantec Business Customers Send Their Data Backups to the Cloud
Symantec Online Backup provides secure, reliable backups while reducing IT costs
Comment on Symantec here

Inference Data Introduces Version 4.0 of its E-Discovery Analytics & Review Platform
New dynamic concept searching, user-defined data organization and auto-identification represent leap forward in applying E-Discovery analytics

Version One Launches Low Cost 'Out of the Box' Document Management for Sage 200  

Messaging & Collaboration

Websense Extends Web 2.0 Security Capabilities With Innovative Technology Acquisition
Defensio Platform Tackles New Frontier in Web Content: Malware and Spam in Comments on the Social Web
Comment on Websense here

Media Sat launches Alonia, Romanian IM and VoIP service using Eyeball's IP communications products.  

Autonomy Receives 2009 Editors' Choice Award From Intelligent Enterprise
Comment on Autonomy here 

BlueSpace Announces the Availability of TransMail 4.1
Advanced Multi-Level Messaging Application Delivers New Capabilities

Commtouch Unveils New Secure GlobalView URL Filtering Solution
Data Cloud Technology Enables Highly Relevant, Accurate Results

Cable Bahamas launches Unified Communications as SaaS powered by CommuniGate Pro
CommuniGate Systems highlights seven key criteria service providers must bear in mind when choosing a SaaS delivery platform for value-added services

Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 voted Russia's most technological software of 2008  

LifeScript Chooses Message Systems to Significantly Boost Outbound Email Performance and Efficiency
Top women's health website depends on Message Systems to manage and deliver over 25 million messages per day

Webroot Expands Industry-Leading Malware Protection with Real-Time Classification and Protection from Malicious Web Sites
New release of Webroot Web Security SaaS provides real-time phishing protection, prevents users from bypassing Web filtering policies, and improves reporting capabilities

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Most recent buzz .... AXS-One Financial Vicissitudes

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Notes/Domino Is Alive and Well

For the last five years or so, Microsoft periodically tells everyone that Notes is dead, or dying. See this current example at Microsoft's press Web site. Ferris Research is quoted as saying that Exchange has a 65% share of the messaging market, while Notes/Domino has a 10% share.

While it's true, in our view, that Notes/Domino has 10% of all business seats in the business market for on-premises email software, the figure is rather misleading. Notes/Domino is not targeted at small businesses. It's aimed at medium-sized and large organizations.

Overall, we think Notes/Domino's position is gradually declining, but it nevertheless has an excellent market position:

  • It's at its strongest in manufacturing and financial industries, with more than 55% market share in manufacturing industries with at least 5,000 employees.
  • Among health care industries with at least 2,500 employees, it has a roughly 25% market share.
  • In organizations of all types with at least 1,000 employees, it has a 20%+ market share.

These figures are based on a survey of more than 900 organizations--mainly in North America and several other large developed economies--conducted during 2007. We believe it's the most accurate survey available. For further information see our report Email Market Shares, Versions Deployed, Migrations, and Software Cost. ... David Ferris


Lotusphere 2009 Attendance

Here are our observations about attendence for Lotusphere 2009:

  • Around 2,500 paying, full conference registrants. Of these, perhaps 60% were IT staff, the rest were ISVs, consultants, VARs, and sponsors.
  • Around 3,500 people at the event in all.
  • 150 exhibitors.
  • Exhibition traffic was lighter than most years, perhaps 20% down on Lotusphere 2008. Exhibitors commented on the larger proportion of IBMers visiting their booths. As usual with Lotusphere, exhibitors were happy with the quality of people visiting.
  • Attendance was adversely affected by the current economic downturn. This is true of all industry events; e.g., Novell recently cancelled its Brainshare user conference.
  • Lotus said attendance was up 2% on last year; our impression is, however, that numbers were reduced.

... David Ferris



Upcoming Reports & Events

Ferris 2009 Predictions: Immortality, Mobility, and Staying Put
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One hour.

David Ferris, Richi Jennings, and other Ferris Research analysts gaze into their crystal balls and present their predictions for 2009, focusing on the worlds of messaging and collaboration, content control, archiving, compliance, e-discovery, and data leak prevention. Among other fascinating insights, you'll learn why babies born in 2009 will be immortal, spam will get better in 2009 yet also get worse, SaaS will break through in 2009 but not for all types of customers, Microsoft is well placed to capitalize on 2009’s challenges but is also being overly optimistic, Notes/Domino is not about to disappear, someone will lose out in the mobile phone platform war, and organizations will become less compliant with some regulations.

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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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