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Daily Digest: July 2, 2009

DocuLex Archive Studio's Goby Capture V5 Spanish Language Version Facilitates Automated Document Imaging, Knowledge Management And Workflow Collaboration  

Tarmin Technologies Forges Technology Partnership With BakBone Software
Collaboration to Expand Tarmin's Market Presence and Add New Technology to BakBone Portfolio

Messaging & Collaboration

University of Alabama at Birmingham Deploys Proofpoint, Prevents Inbound Email Spam Attacks
Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway Appliance Protects More than 25,000 Campus Email Accounts from Spam and Viruses

Hospital Improves Patient Experience by Adding Email and Web Access in Patient Rooms With Virtual Linux Desktops
IBM, NoMachine and Novell solution provides hospital patients personal desktops at fraction of energy and maintenance costs of PCs, says Glendale Adventist Medical Center
Fast Track Stays Ahead of the Game with Neverfail
Scores Protection for Key Applications in Physical and Virtual Environments, Eliminating Costly Downtime
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Colligo Contributor Provides Better Email Integration with SharePoint

SharePoint is a heavily browser-based experience. At times, that makes for a strange disconnect with one's desktop-based experience. The most egregious example is that of email. To get an email into SharePoint, you have to extract the message, such as by dragging and dropping it onto your desktop. That makes an .msg file. Then, in SharePoint, you browse your computer to find the .msg file, you point at it, and it's uploaded to SharePoint. Then you may wish to enter in metadata, such as who the sender is.

Colligo has a useful set of tools that enhance the SharePoint experience. The latest version, 4.0, has some interesting features:

  • Contributor Uploader for Outlook. Lets you seamlessly transfer emails between Outlook and SharePoint.
  • Attachment Manager. Lets you upload attachments seamlessly to SharePoint. The file is replaced, in the email, by a link. The document, now in SharePoint, can now be worked on by a group of people. That's very useful.
  • Contributor File Manager. This lets you use Windows Explorer to browse not just your desktop, but also the SharePoint workspace. Right clicking an item lets you do SharePointy things.

Normally, Colligo sells its Contributor suite in a bundle. Quantity one pricing for this is $179/seat for a perpetual license. Optional annual maintenance is 25%. Quantity one pricing for Contributor Uploader alone is $75/seat; Contributor File Manager alone is $125/seat. Volume discounts apply. ... David Ferris


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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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