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Daily Digest: January 30, 2009
 
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Nextlabs Announces the Enterprise DLP 4.0 Data Protection Suite Designed to Make Collaboration Safer and More Secure
Enterprise DLP 4.0 provides an integrated solution delivered on an XACML-based policy platform with integrated workflow remediation to address data loss, confidentiality, and compliance

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Sonasoft Combines Archiving and Disaster Recovery  

Messaging & Collaboration

Userplane Introduces New Presence Bar, Upgrades Popular Webmessenger Application
New Userplane Applications Designed to Further Social Interaction and User Engagement

Prolify ProMail for Salesforce Now Available on the Force.com AppExchange from Salesforce.com  

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Microsoft Online Collaboration Services Are Reasonably Priced

Microsoft Online Services are reasonably priced compared to the cost of running equivalent on-premises software.

Consider what’s likely to be a common purchase of Microsoft Online Services:

  • Exchange Online (email/calendaring/address books)
  • Office Communications Online (presence/instant messaging)
  • Office Live Meeting (Web conferencing)
  • SharePoint Online (shared spaces/workflow management)
  • Exchange Hosted Services (email archiving/spam and malware filtering)

The price varies on whether elements are purchased singly or in a bundle, but it seems $15/user/month will be common, with volume discounts of around 20%.

Using the on-premises versions of Exchange, OCS, and SharePoint, Microsoft typically receives annual income of about $60 to $80/user/year; or $5-$7/user/month. For example, consider the Small Business Server Standard Edition pricing, which basically provides Exchange, SharePoint, and anti-spam and anti-virus for Exchange. For 100 users, it costs:

  • $1,089 for the server license and five-user clients access licenses (”CALs”)
  • $7,315 for 95 CALs, which are payable annually

Throw in OCS and Office Live Meeting, and you get annual software license fees of perhaps $100 to $150/user, or around $10/user/month.

Looked at in this light, the pricing of Microsoft Online seems reasonable. True, $15/user/month is higher than the on-premises software licenses, but you don’t have to factor in the cost of servers and their software. Plus, more importantly, the level of internal IT support, and thus IT support costs, are substantially lowered.

Note that Microsoft plans to offer a deskless version of these collaborative services, where access is solely via Web browser, during 1H09. A basic version of Exchange and SharePoint will be $2/user/month.

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David Ferris and Nick Shelness

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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.


Have news you want to share with us or product or interest area that you would like us to cover? Send press releases to releases@ferris.com.

Copyright © Ferris Research 2008.


 
  Jan 29, Daily Compliance & Messaging News
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Daily Digest: January 29, 2009
 
Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Stratify Legal Discovery v9.0 Introduces Sophisticated Matter Portfolio Management with Multi-matter, Multi-party Support and State-of-the-art Workflow
Enhanced Client Services Deliver Industry-Leading Service Levels to Minimize Client Risk and Reduce eDiscovery Costs
Comment on Iron Mountain/Stratify 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.

FTI Technology Adds Attenex Analysis and Review Software to Ringtail Legal Company Launches New Product Offering under Unified FTI Technology Brand  

Document Technologies, Inc. Enhances 24/7 Support of Discovery Hosting Services  

Camping World Uses Email Archiving Service Coast to Coast
Retailer of RV and camping products uses a service from Postini for email archiving, spam filtering, and virus protection services
Comment on Google/Postini here

Messaging & Collaboration

Leading Analyst Firm Ranks FaceTime No. 1 in Enterprise Instant Messaging Management Revenues for Fifth Consecutive Year  

Gordano Announces New Version of the Gordano Messaging Suite
Provides enhanced Web 2.0 features including new social computing features

Leading Technical University Selects Jive Social Business Software
Southern Polytechnic Connects Students, Faculty and Staff

Sirana AppAnalyzer Voted MsExchange.Org Reader's Choice Award for Third Straight Year  

Sunbelt Software's VIPRE Enterprise Chosen by Zenith Infotech As Total Desktop Care Antivirus Option
High-Performance, Next-Generation VIPRE Technology Now Available To Zenith's 400,000 Desktops Managed Globally by Service Provider Partners

PanTerra Networks Introduces Unified Presence and Mobility
WorldSmart Continues to Change the Way Small and Medium Enterprises Communicate

Email Center Pro Online CRM Solution for Small Business Adds Conversation Tracker
The Conversation Tracker is a graphic tool that allows Email Center Pro users to see the flow of email conversations across multiple email accounts, right from their ECP Dashboard, including full conversation history, assigning a conversation, archiving, as well as any internal notes

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Cost of Spam is Flattening -- Our 2009 Predictions

Every year or two, Ferris Research updates its estimates for the total cost of spam. Here are our 2009 estimates:

Worldwide, spam will cost us all $130 billion; in the U.S. alone, $42 billion. That's a 30% increase over our 2007 estimates, which themselves were a 100% increase over our 2005 figures.

So the growth in the cost of spam is slowing down. Why do we think that? Here are the three main reasons (most important first):

  1. Spam levels aren't growing (some sources say they've declined, but this is as a percentage of total email, but total email volumes have grown, so the two facts roughly cancel out).
  2. Spam filters are getting more accurate and more people are using better spam filters (so people need to delete less spam and search for fewer false positives).
  3. Spam filters are less expensive than they were (albeit increasingly purchased in a higher-value bundle of other functionality, including archiving/compliance).

The contribution of each cost component to the total is roughly:

  • User productivity cost (deleting spam, looking for false positives, etc.): 85%
  • Help desk cost (IT helping end users deal with spam): 10%
  • Spam control software/hardware/service (licensing fees, amortized capital costs, etc.): 5%

... Richi Jennings

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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.


Have news you want to share with us or product or interest area that you would like us to cover? Send press releases to releases@ferris.com.

Copyright © Ferris Research 2008.


 
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
  Jan 28, Daily Compliance & Messaging News
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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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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

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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

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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.

To register for this webcast, click here. For more information, click here.

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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.


Have news you want to share with us or product or interest area that you would like us to cover? Send press releases to releases@ferris.com.

Copyright © Ferris Research 2008.


 
  Jan 27, Daily Compliance & Messaging News
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Daily Digest: January 27, 2009
 
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CommVault Introduces Simpana 8 Next-Generation Data Management Software with Industry's First Embedded Global Deduplication
Simpana 8 delivers dramatic operational efficiencies; performance gains; wider, more global management of information; and up to 40% data management cost savings
Comment on Commvault here

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Novell Announces Storage Manager 2.5
New version of Novell's identity-driven solution for storage cuts costs, saves time and helps ensure regulatory compliance

Messaging & Collaboration

Messaging Architects to Provide Risk Free Messaging Upgrade to All Novell Open Workgroup Suite Small Business Edition Users
Free upgrade will provide small businesses worldwide with the benefits of a fully compliant and 100% secure messaging infrastructure without having to pay any extra licensing fees

Symantec Incubates Next Generation Cloud and Web 2.0 Computing Concepts
Cloud-based online workspace liberates users from physical desktop computing
Comment on Symantec here

Needs of Businesses in Today's Difficult Economy Met by New Messageware Plus Pack for OWA 2007
Accelerates Employee Productivity by Extending the Functionality of Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access

Keeping it in the Family: StrongMail Improves Email Deliverabilty for MyHeritage.com  

Teamstudio Launches Agent Registry for IBM Lotus Notes and Domino  

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Lotusphere General Session: Summary

Blue Man Group was a lot of fun in the opening general session, pumping out jaunty music and staring at us all as if we were weirdos. Dan Ackroyd was the other big name. He was funny, plus he told a rather long tale about the wisdom of treating underlings with respect.

Senior IT staff from Coca Cola, HSBC, and NetJets told us about their companies' use of Lotus products. None provided ringing endorsements of Lotus, but they did illustrate how customers often enter into close technology partnerships with IBM/Lotus or other integrators.

The Co-CEO of RIM told us about how RIM's products work with Notes/Domino, and the collaboration between RIM and Lotus.

Various vague and unconvincing assertions were made from time to time about "tremendous growth" in the Lotus business.

The main announcements were:

  • Continuing enhancements to Symphony (a suite of word processing, presentations, and spreadsheet applications) that was launched at Lotusphere 2008. Symphony is based on the open source OpenOffice.org code base and is hosted atop the open source Eclipse rich client platform.
  • The availability of Alloy, which was also launched at Lotusphere 2008, as Project Atlantic. Alloy/Atlantic is a joint Lotus/SAP-developed offering that allows Notes users to access SAP data and applications from within native Notes applications. Sounds like a good idea, and it's available this quarter.
  • RIM and Lotus announced that the BlackBerry platform will get various new or enhanced rich clients for Sametime, Quickr, and Connections. BlackBerry support is being added to Domino Designer. BlackBerries will be able to display Symphony documents. It was not made clear whether Symphony documents will be editable on the BlackBerry platform.
  • LotusLive, a SaaS with a rich set of collaborative services, which will be rolled out over the next couple of years. Elements will include:
    • LotusLive Engage, formerly known as Bluehouse: online meetings, file sharing, IM, activities, survey forms, live charts, and profiles/contacts
    • Web conferencing and event management
    • Social networking
    • Web-based email and calendaring, through the acquisition of Outblaze
  • Web 2.0 upgrades for Domino applications, using XPages.
  • There are a variety of solid enhancements for iNotes, Sametime, Connections, and Quickr. Quite a bit of time was spent on attractive unified telephony enhancements to Sametime, which will ship in mid-2009. Connections, the social software product, is considerably richer. Quickr has been integrated with IBM's ECM offerings.
  • WebSphere Portal has a number of improvments, including better analytics through third-party partnerships, improved mashup support, and various improvements to portal authoring.

... David Ferris

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LotusLive: New Collaborative SaaS

At Lotusphere, Lotus announced LotusLive, a new collaborative SaaS:

  • A cloud-based portfolio of social networking and collaboration services.
  • Its capabilities will include Web conferencing and event management, online meetings, file sharing, survey forms, dynamic charting, profiles/contacts, chat, and Web-based email and calendaring.
  • IBM's Bluehouse project is being folded into LotusLive.
  • Initial availability should be in mid-2009, with webmail and Web calendaring services.
  • Later in 2009, the rebranded Bluehouse services should be available (online meetings, file sharing, chat, survey forms, dynamic charting, profiles/contacts).
  • Pricing information is not yet available.
  • Some elements use the same code base as other Lotus products.
  • Many elements use their own code, replicating areas of other Lotus products/services; e.g., the email/calandering part will come from the acquisition of Outblaze, a hosted private-labeling webmail service.
  • Service is being integrated with third parties, including Salesforce.com and Skype.

General thoughts:

  • Sounds like a cobbling together of different products, with different code bases and looks-and-feels.
  • Doubt there will be anything approaching seamless integration with Lotus on-premises products.
  • The service has a reasonable chance of building a business, but it's not clear at this point that it'll be a major force, even in the Notes/Domino world.

... David Ferris

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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.

To register for this webcast, click here. For more information, click here.

Recent Research

Recent Reports Available:

For more reports, visit our reports page.

Recent Ferris Webcasts:

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.


Have news you want to share with us or product or interest area that you would like us to cover? Send press releases to releases@ferris.com.

Copyright © Ferris Research 2008.


 
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