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Daily Digest: June 17, 2009

Kazeon Extends eDiscovery and Information Management to Microsoft SharePoint Server
Kazeon eDiscovery SharePoint Manager Offers Collection & Culling, Analysis & Review, and Legal Hold Management for Distributed SharePoint Sites

Boston Medical Center standardizes on Mimosa Integrated Archive for its eDiscovery Workflow and Superior Capture Choices
Top Academic Medical Center Selects Mimosa NearPoint Over Seven Other Archiving Solutions for its Next-Generation Capabilities and Seamless End User Search
Glen Ridge Public Schools Deploys MXsense for Email Archiving  
Nayatek Teams up with FaceTime
Nayatek teams up with FaceTime to deliver comprehensive archiving, eDiscovery and Compliance Solutions for Instant Messaging and Unified Communications
Echoworx Launches Enhanced Policy-Based End Point Encryption
Encrypted Documents prevents data loss on the network, laptop or on a USB key
Messaging & Collaboration

Switzerland's METANET to Enhance Hosting Services with Commtouch Anti-Spam Technology  

Symantec Launches MessageLabs Instant Messaging Security Service
Service Provides Businesses Protection, Management and Control of Public IM Tools

Colibria and Telefonica International Launch Mobile IM Across Latin America
First service announced with Movistar Peru as part of agreement to launch mobile IM and Presence with regional operators

Connectbeam announces the latest upgrade of its enterprise social networking platform & services  

New Virtual Private Server Hosting for SMBs Delivers Advantages of Dedicated Server at Lower Cost
Benefits of Exchange My Mail Service Trumps High Fees and Management Headaches of Dedicated Server Scenarios

Mainsoft Launches SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes V2.0
Demand for SharePoint Integration Software Growing Among Lotus Notes Customers
Mimecast works with Cable & Wireless to offer increased email functionality to hosted Exchange environments
SpamTitan partners with VMWare to offer leading edge cloud computing alternative to businesses  
Blog Item(s) & Announcements

Intermedia's Hosted Exchange

Intermedia is a successful hosted Exchange vendor. We were recently updated by the firm, and the following may be of interest:

  • Company believes it now has the greatest number of customers for full hosted Exchange--we see no reason to disbelieve this claim. These are seats for full MAPI running with normal Outlook along with all the rich MAPI functions (calendaring, tasks, shared folders, etc.), rather than users with just POP/IMAP access to Exchange.
  • We estimate that Intermedia has about 200,000 such full MAPI licenses. Marketing VP Danny Essner estimates there may be a couple of million such instances of full hosted MAPI deployed. We're inclined to agree, once you cut out trial/test accounts. It's still very early days for hosted Exchange.
  • Typical mix of hosted Exchange functionality includes BlackBerry access and spam and malware control; typical cost is around $16/user/month.
  • Intermedia was the first hosted provider to support the beta version of E2010. That's impressive--it helps to validate the company's claim that its architecture helps it keep current with Microsoft. The main reason is that it doesn't use Microsoft's HMC.

... David Ferris


Microsoft Messaging and Collaboration Strategy Service

Many Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint, and OCS customers are at a planning crossroads, facing such questions as:

  • Whether to migrate to Exchange 2010 and, if so, when
  • Whether to migrate to Microsoft’s cloud-based offering or to that of Google
  • How and when to implement tightly integrated telephony/unified messaging

Charting the course is difficult. It is also hard to find impartial advice because vendors and their business partners clearly have axes to grind.

Ferris Research can help you make the right technology plans. Investigate our Microsoft Messaging and Collaboration Strategy Service today!

Notes Alternatives Strategy Service

Many Notes/Domino customers are considering moving to an alternative messaging and collaboration platform, such as IBM’s cloud-based offering, Microsoft’s on-premises and cloud-based offerings, and Google’s cloud-based offering.

Charting the course is difficult. Technology options are changing quickly, and migrations away from Notes/Domino are usually complex and expensive. It is also hard to find impartial advice: Notes/Domino competitors and their systems integrators clearly have an axe to grind.

Ferris Research can help you make the right technology plans. Investigate our Notes Alternatives Strategy Service today!

Archiving Strategy Service

Archiving products and services are evolving quickly, prompted by storage management, regulatory compliance, and e-discovery needs. Many products have been installed, but they are subject to replacement because of changing corporate requirements and changing vendor technology.

Ferris Research can help you make the right technology plans. Investigate our Archiving Strategy Service today!

Below are various active gossip threads on current events in the industry. To contribute information, follow the appropriate link or see our Gossip page for other vendor threads.

Upcoming Webcasts

Veritas Acquires KVS: In Retrospect
Wednesday, July 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.

In September 2004, Veritas Software purchased KVS for its email archiving product, Enterprise Vault. Veritas merged with Symantec, and thus the product is now Symantec's Enterprise Vault, the market-leading archiving software. In this webcast, we discuss the Veritas/KVS acquisition with key individuals involved. Topics include KVS's history, KVS's motivations for being acquired, Veritas' motivations for the acquisition, how the negotiations took place, the terms of the transaction, what went well, what was more difficult than anticipated, and lessons learned.

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