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Daily Digest: May 20, 2009
 
Compliance

EMC Centera Helps Customers Meet Information Retention Challenges
Implementation of Production Archives Enables Centera Customers to Lower Overall Cost of Storage and Manage Ever Increasing Quantities of Information
Comment on EMC 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.
Kazeon Unleashes Fourth Generation Software for eDiscovery
Includes Advancements in and modular products for Analysis & Review, Legal Hold Management, and Collection & Culling
Comment on Kazeon here
MessageSolution Email & File Archive Enterprise Suite Wins Network Products Guide Reader Trust Award for Best Products and Services in Enterprise Archiving Category
MessageSolution Email & File Archive Enterprise Suite Selected a 2009 Best Products and Services Winner in Best Archive Category
Network Products Guide Names Neverfail Winner of the 2009 Best Products and Services – Reader Trust Award
Neverfail Selected as Winner in the Disaster Recovery Category
Mimecast Named in 'Outsourcing email archiving: 2009' report by leading analyst firm
Increase in companies moving from in-house to outsourced email archiving
QStar Announces Availability of its HSM Archive Platform on Apple Mac OS X
QStar is the first to bring enterprise class, tiered storage management to Apple business customers
Messaging & Collaboration

AppRiver Offers Free E-mail Continuity Program to Businesses Affected By Natural Disaster
AppRiver Protects Businesses’ Mission-Critical E-mail Operations during Outages

Barracuda Networks Launches New Enterprise-Class Barracuda Web Filter
Barracuda Web Filter 1010 Handles up to 12,000 Concurrent Users in a Single Appliance
HP and Microsoft Expand Alliance in Unified Communications and Collaboration
At Interop Las Vegas 2009, HP and Microsoft Corp. today announced a four-year strategic global initiative to deliver an end-to-end unified communications and collaboration solution
Comment on Microsoft here
Global Property Developer Builds IT Security Infrastructure With Websense
Brookfield Multiplex Standardizes on Websense Web Security Software and Cloud-Based Email Security Services
Comment on Websense here
Anchiva Win bid for Anti-malware Program of CSSD
Anchiva Win Bid from Jiangsu Province Changshu City Health Administration
Aspect Continues Global Unified Communications Deployment with Successful Implementation in European Headquarters
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 Deployed at Stockley Park, UK; First Aspect International Office to be "Phone-Free"
AVG Launches Free Protection Against Online Threats
Standalone AVG LinkScanner delivers real-time protection for Windows users, no matter what other security products they may use
Pitney Bowes Business Insight Announces New Version of e-Messaging Solution  
NaviSite Announces New Business Email Services Optimized for SMBNaviSite Announces New Business Email Services Optimized for SMB  
Nexus integrates Commtouch Messaging Security Solutions into neonInsight E-mail and Collaboration Suite  
Intermedia Provides First Hosted Enterprise Instant Messaging Service for BlackBerry Smartphones
Fastest Growing Segment of Instant Messaging Market Now Cost Effective for Small and Medium Businesses
Blog Item(s)

TechEd From the Messaging Perspective. And a Divine Message

TechEd North America 2009 was held May 11-15, 2009, in Los Angeles. We attended:

  • Greatly reduced numbers; perhaps 5,000 people instead of an expected 15,000. No doubt mainly due to widespread corporate cost-cutting. Lotusphere suffered similarly.
  • Many very valuable educational sessions, giving practical as well as planning advice.
  • The exhibition had many vendors of messaging products. Because traffic was light, there was plenty of valuable time available with vendor staff for discussions and demos.
  • Generally, the low attendence enhanced the event. For example, there was more time to talk to people, fewer and shorter lines, and less stress. Not exactly mellow, but a pleasantly relaxed approach to toil.
  • Vendors often commented that the quality of booth visitors was high, despite numbers lower than they'd ideally wish.

Our two days at the show were very worthwhile, especially because of the many conversations we had with vendors about their products. It was nice to attend our collegue David Sengupta's panel on unified communications.

The highlight for your interlocutor was, however, a matter of faith. America is by far the most religious of all developed economies, and we were fortunate to meet a representative of that rarest of breeds, the terpsichorean theologian. An attractive young lady was permanently stationed outside the press/analyst work room. She was diligently studying a book, so we asked her what she was reading.

In a wholesome, born-again sort of way, she earnestly responded that it was a book about the religious nature of dancing. We commented that this was interesting, since some religious people held that dancing, like music, was a tad sinful. In extreme cases, even worthy of a good smiting. Her immediate response was reassuring and brooked no uncertainty. Dancing isn't bad; in fact, God invented dancing. An inspiring message for the messaging professional. ... David Ferris

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