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Daily Digest: May 29, 2009
 
Compliance

EMC Announces Acquisition of Configuresoft, Leading Provider of Server Configuration, Change and Compliance Management Software
Empowers Customers to Automate Visibility and Control Across their Physical and Virtual Data Centers
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.
ArcMail Listed in Leading Analyst Firm's Report on Email Archiving Appliance Vendors in Small and Midsize Business Sector
Turnkey Solution Offers Increased Employee Productivity Through Best Practices
Messaging & Collaboration

Saunalahti brings Nokia Messaging mobile email service to subscribers in Finland  

Google introduces 'Google Wave' messaging  
Comment on Google here
Time Warner Inc. Announces Plan to Separate AOL  
AXIGEN Mobile Email, Now on BlackBerry Smart Phones  
Mailshell OEM Partners Earn Kudos, Grab Honors, Versus Competitors  
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Open Text to Buy Vignette for $310M

On May 6, 2009, enterprise content management vendor Open Text announced it would acquire Web content management company Vignette. Open Text is a leading provider of enterprise content management and communication services. Vignette provides Web content management and portal software.

Transaction Detail:

  • Cash plus stock deal valued at $310M at May 5, 2009.
  • Net of Vignette's cash/near cash of around $140M; this represents a price/trailing 12-month revenue ratio of just under 1.1.
  • Per share, Vignette stockholders will receive $8 in cash and Open Text stock worth $4.70 at the time of the announcement and $4.48 today, so valuing each Vignette share at around $12.50-12.70.
  • The price is near to the 12 months' Vignette stock high of $13.08 (August 2008) and compares to the low of $5.70 (March 2009) and a price of $9.02 on May 5.

Recent Trading Performance:

  • Open Text is a very successful, cash-generative, company:
    • At March 31, 2009, it had $237M in cash and operations generated $73M cash in the March quarter alone.
    • Fiscal 2008 (June) revenues were $725M, up 22% on 2007 and net income was $53M, almost 150% up on the previous year.
    • In the quarter to March 31, 2009, revenues of $192M were up 8% on 2008, and net income was $22M (2008 $7M). Net income for the 9 months to March 31 was $37M (2007 $26M).
  • Vignette has moved from significant profit in 2007 to a loss in 2008, as a consequence of reduced revenues:
    • At March 31 the company had cash/near cash of $143M.
    • Vignette revenues for the year ended December 31, 2008, were down by 12%, to $170M, totally as a result of lower license income. A net loss of $6M was incurred, compared to a profit of $22M in 2007.
    • In the quarter to March 31, 2009, revenues of $34M were down $11M on 2008; license revenues fell $3M and service revenues were $8M lower. The net loss for the quarter was $1.8M (2008 $0.8M).

... David Ferris and Mike Stackpoole

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Upcoming Webcasts

Unify Acquires AXS-One: Transaction Assessment
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One hour.

On April 16, 2009, application solutions vendor Unify announced it would acquire records management and archiving company AXS-One in an all-stock deal. In this webcast, we discuss the merger with Unify's CEO, Todd Wille. Topics include AXS-One's business and technology, Unify's business and technology, a financial summary of both companies, the nature of the synergism, the terms of the deal, and the challenges to a successful outcome.

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About Ferris Research

Messaging. Collaboration. Compliance. Ferris Research analysts bring more experience in these areas than any other firm. Period.

Major areas of interest are email, spam and malware control, archiving, e-discovery, information leak prevention, unified communications, instant messaging, SharePoint, and mobile communications. We help:

  • IT staff evaluate, implement, and maintain these technologies
  • Vendors understand the marketplace and its technologies; explain their products or services to the marketplace; and find strategic partners, raise funds, or sell their company
  • Investors find and evaluate investment opportunities

We've been in business since 1990-longer than any other analyst firm in our field:

  • Clients include many of the world's largest organizations as well as computer vendors from major corporations to small startups.
  • We have published more than 200 formal reports and 1,100 short bulletins.
  • Our news service has approximately 10,000 readers and covers more than 2,000 highly specialized announcements annually.
  • Our research team shares 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, where they're going, and their value.


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.


 
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
  May 28, Daily Compliance & Messaging News
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Daily Digest: May 28, 2009
 
Compliance

Mimosa Systems Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of Leading Analyst Firm's 2009 Magic Quadrant for Email Active Archiving
New Report Evaluates Mimosa's Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision for Product, Overall Viability, Sales Execution, Market Responsiveness and Execution, Customer Experience and Operations Among Other Criteria
Comment on Mimosa 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.
Smarsh Helps Companies Preserve, Search and Access Twitter Messages On Demand
Archiving & compliance leader innovates with social media archiving solution
DocuLex Archive Studio Now Detects Unauthorized or Inappropriate Email Content  
Guides on Selecting Legal Document Management Software Now Available
Key Insight For Managing Legal Documents in Today's Law Firms and Corporate Legal Environments
ZyLAB Broadens In-House e-Discovery Capabilities with Addition of Three New Modules
New Modules Include PST-to-XML, Deduplication and Culling; Best Practice Tools Ensure In-House e-Discovery is Executed Properly and is Defensible in Court
Messaging & Collaboration

Good Technology Acquires Intercasting Corporation  

Voxeo Acquires IMified
Voxeo Deepens Unified Communications and Unified Self-Service Offering With Fifth Acquisition
ZOS Communications Launches Location-Based Messaging Platform Across All Smartphones  
Tervela Announces Industry's First Real-Time Guaranteed Messaging Service
New Message Network Platform Rewrites the Equation for Assurance, Performance and Scale for Enterprise Information Delivery
Blog Item(s)

Latest Buzz ... Quest's upcoming eDiscovery module releasing this summer

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

Unify Acquires AXS-One: Transaction Assessment
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One hour.

On April 16, 2009, application solutions vendor Unify announced it would acquire records management and archiving company AXS-One in an all-stock deal. In this webcast, we discuss the merger with Unify's CEO, Todd Wille. Topics include AXS-One's business and technology, Unify's business and technology, a financial summary of both companies, the nature of the synergism, the terms of the deal, and the challenges to a successful outcome.

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

Recent Research

Recent Reports Available:

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Recent Ferris Webcasts:

About Ferris Research

Messaging. Collaboration. Compliance. Ferris Research analysts bring more experience in these areas than any other firm. Period.

Major areas of interest are email, spam and malware control, archiving, e-discovery, information leak prevention, unified communications, instant messaging, SharePoint, and mobile communications. We help:

  • IT staff evaluate, implement, and maintain these technologies
  • Vendors understand the marketplace and its technologies; explain their products or services to the marketplace; and find strategic partners, raise funds, or sell their company
  • Investors find and evaluate investment opportunities

We've been in business since 1990-longer than any other analyst firm in our field:

  • Clients include many of the world's largest organizations as well as computer vendors from major corporations to small startups.
  • We have published more than 200 formal reports and 1,100 short bulletins.
  • Our news service has approximately 10,000 readers and covers more than 2,000 highly specialized announcements annually.
  • Our research team shares 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, where they're going, and their value.


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, May 26, 2009
  May 27, Daily Compliance & Messaging News
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Daily Digest: May 27, 2009
 
Messaging & Collaboration

Campaigner Announces Enhancements to its Email Marketing Service for Growing Businesses
Product enhancements help businesses of all sizes conduct professional email marketing campaigns that engage customers and drive sales

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.
Gemalto acquires mobile software solution provider O3SIS
Leading provider O3SIS expands Gemalto's software and solutions offering in Personal Data Management
NeuStar Delivers Mobile Instant Messaging Service to Telefonica O2 Germany Customers  
eleven Offers Carrier-Grade White-Label Integration of Managed E-Mail Security Services
Addition of Managed E-Mail Security to the Portfolio of Carriers, ISPs and Web Hosters of all Sizes - Easy Integration of Leading E-Mail Security Technology
Blog Item(s)

BoxSentry Fights False Positives

Singapore-based BoxSentry has been busy. While beefing up its technology base -- in part to compensate for the loss of the challenge/response layer -- the company has developed new techniques to better identify false positives.

BoxSentry has wrapped the new techniques in a product it's calling LogiQ. The idea is that it can run alongside a traditional spam filter and automatically retrieve any false positives it finds.

As an illustration, BoxSentry offered a "typical" example: Over the test period, a deployed spam filter from one of the well-known vendors delivered 11,500 legitimate messages, but LogiQ found an additional 680 false positives in the filter's quarantine. That's a roughly average false positive rate, in our experience. Not exactly state-of-the-art, but pretty representative of deployed spam filters. It might equate to one false positive every week per user.

BoxSentry says that 100% of the false positives identified with these new techniques really are false positives -- although they may not catch all of them.

A bold claim; we look forward to digging into the details of the techniques under NDA. ... Richi Jennings

(Comments?)


Latest Buzz ... Quest's upcoming eDiscovery module releasing this summer

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

AXS-One Acquires Unify: Transaction Assessment
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One hour.

On April 16, 2009, application solutions vendor Unify announced it would acquire records management and archiving company AXS-One in an all-stock deal. In this webcast, we discuss the merger with Unify's CEO, Todd Wille. Topics include AXS-One's business and technology, Unify's business and technology, a financial summary of both companies, the nature of the synergism, the terms of the deal, and the challenges to a successful outcome.

To register for the 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

Messaging. Collaboration. Compliance. Ferris Research analysts bring more experience in these areas than any other firm. Period.

Major areas of interest are email, spam and malware control, archiving, e-discovery, information leak prevention, unified communications, instant messaging, SharePoint, and mobile communications. We help:

  • IT staff evaluate, implement, and maintain these technologies
  • Vendors understand the marketplace and its technologies; explain their products or services to the marketplace; and find strategic partners, raise funds, or sell their company
  • Investors find and evaluate investment opportunities

We've been in business since 1990-longer than any other analyst firm in our field:

  • Clients include many of the world's largest organizations as well as computer vendors from major corporations to small startups.
  • We have published more than 200 formal reports and 1,100 short bulletins.
  • Our news service has approximately 10,000 readers and covers more than 2,000 highly specialized announcements annually.
  • Our research team shares 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, where they're going, and their value.


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.


 
  May 26, Daily Compliance & Messaging News
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Daily Digest: May 26, 2009
 
Messaging & Collaboration

EMC Integrates With Cisco to Help Enterprises Enhance Security Operations and Threat Response
RSA, the Security Division of EMC, Integrates with Cisco Mobility Solutions to Combine Security Intelligence with Geo-location Technology, Helping Accelerate Threat Identification and Response
Comment on EMC here

Comment on Cisco 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.
BullGuard Internet Security 8.5 is Windows 7 compatible  
Blog Item(s)

Cabinet NG Document Management

Cabinet NG makes document management and workflow software. We like what we know of this mean-and-lean firm:

  • Like a much easier-to-use version of the big document management products (Documentum, FileNet, etc.).
  • Attractive solution for SMEs.
  • On-premises and cloud-based versions.
  • Offers industry-specific configurations for finance, medical, insurance, distribution, and manufacturing verticals.
  • Over 50% of clients are in financial services or health care fields. Looks like compliance is a driver.
  • Ferris Research estimates Cabinet NG doing around $4M/year in revenues. Company is all self-financed and seems in a reasonably healthy state.
  • Typical pricing: $1K/user plus maintenance for on-prem; $70-$90/user/month for cloud-based.
  • Strengths:
    • A lot of functionality bundled rather than as extra-price options.
    • Easy to use and install.
    • Easy integration with other applications in Microsoft-centric environments.

... David Ferris

(Comments?)


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

AXS-One Acquires Unify: Transaction Assessment
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One hour.

On April 16, 2009, application solutions vendor Unify announced it would acquire records management and archiving company AXS-One in an all-stock deal. In this webcast, we discuss the merger with Unify's CEO, Todd Wille. Topics include AXS-One's business and technology, Unify's business and technology, a financial summary of both companies, the nature of the synergism, the terms of the deal, and the challenges to a successful outcome.

To register for the 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

Messaging. Collaboration. Compliance. Ferris Research analysts bring more experience in these areas than any other firm. Period.

Major areas of interest are email, spam and malware control, archiving, e-discovery, information leak prevention, unified communications, instant messaging, SharePoint, and mobile communications. We help:

  • IT staff evaluate, implement, and maintain these technologies
  • Vendors understand the marketplace and its technologies; explain their products or services to the marketplace; and find strategic partners, raise funds, or sell their company
  • Investors find and evaluate investment opportunities

We've been in business since 1990-longer than any other analyst firm in our field:

  • Clients include many of the world's largest organizations as well as computer vendors from major corporations to small startups.
  • We have published more than 200 formal reports and 1,100 short bulletins.
  • Our news service has approximately 10,000 readers and covers more than 2,000 highly specialized announcements annually.
  • Our research team shares 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, where they're going, and their value.


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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