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Thursday, October 29, 2009
  New Dumpster Features for Exchange 2010
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Daily Digest: October 30, 2009
 
 
Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance

Browne Jacobson Selects PGP Universal Gateway Email to Protect Sensitive Client Communications
PGP Solution used by leading law firm to provide seamless data protection

Email, Messaging & Collaboration

MXSweep Partners with Jamcracker to Offer On-Demand Business Applications to Communication Services Providers and Resellers
Email Security Management Suite to be provided through Jamcracker Services Delivery Network

Sendmail Sentrion Virtual Message Processor (MPV) Achieves VMware Ready Status  

Blog Item(s)

New Dumpster Features for Exchange 2010

The old dumpster in Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007 was valuable for recovering deleted email, but it had some basic compliance shortcomings. (Want more information on dumpster? See here.) It only contained deleted email, not deleted calendars or contacts. It was not indexed or searchable, and users were allowed to purge email from the dumpster, perhaps in violation of email retention policy.

Exchange 2010 has some important improvements to the dumpster. It now:

  • Includes all deleted items from the mailbox, including email, calendars, contacts, and more.
  • Is indexed so it can be searched using the new multi-mailbox search tool in Exchange 2010.
  • Is extended with new Purges and Versions folders:
    • The Purges folder keeps items that users purge from the dumpster for the length of the dumpster retention period.
    • The Versions folder keeps a copy-on-write snapshot of email that users modify.
    • The Exchange 2010 dumpster still operates with a retention period (14-day default) or custom. The new dumpster features are a welcome addition to Exchange.

By capturing all deleted items and preventing users from purging email, it closes two major "leaks" for email retention and compliance. ... Bob Spurzem

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Announcements


Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Archiving: An Industry Shakeout
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One-half hour.

On April 15, 2009, Microsoft announced that Exchange 2010 will have built-in support for archiving. Though Microsoft has been slow to reveal details about the new offering, its announcement is shaking the archiving market and the adjacent markets for e-discovery and compliance. In this webcast, David Ferris cuts through the confusion about E2010 and explains what the product's archiving features do, what they don't do, and how the technology is likely to evolve. A Q&A session gives attendees the opportunity to ask questions.

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



Vendors: Join Archiving Innovators, Including
Microsoft, C2C, LiveOffice, Metalogix, Smarsh, Waterford Technologies

If your product needs to be positioned with respect to Exchange 2010's archiving, become a sponsor of our Exchange 2010 archiving education program.

Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Builds your name and brand. Enhances awareness of your archiving capabilities; helps position you in the market with respective to E2010 archiving or marketing innovators
  • Provides high credibility education on E2010 archiving. This speeds up the education on whether E2010 meets a prospective client’s archiving needs, and thus shortens the sales cycle and increases sales. FUD begone!
  • Reduces the time your sales and support staff spend educating prospects on E2010 archiving
  • Builds a working relationship with Ferris Research

For more information, visit here.

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 2009.


 
  Business Uses Twitter
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Daily Digest: October 29, 2009
 
 
Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance

IJJ Corp. Subsidiary VClouds, Ltd. Launches 'Cloud' Based Email Archiving Module  

Email, Messaging & Collaboration

CommonTime mNotes Wireless Now Supports Palm Pre, iPhone, Android  

More Telenor operators choose Momail
Pannon and its djuice brand of Hungary choose Momail for their mobile email services offering to consumers and small businesses

Jive Announces Jive Social Business Software 4.0
Jive Extends its Social Layer Deep into the Enterprise, Wide Across the Firewall, and Out into the Marketplace

Blog Item(s)

Business Uses Twitter

A growing number of businesses use Twitter for advertising. This recent Wall Street Journal article elaborates.

It is very easy to sign up for a Twitter account, and it costs nothing. Each post has a maximum of 140 characters, so the message is very brief. To find a person or brand name to follow, simply search for the name and then click the "follow" button.

I use Twitter to follow the SharePoint brand name. I receive information on events, product changes, and trends. I have found the content in Twitter to be useful in some cases; for example, a link to an interesting article or news about a upcoming event. But the majority of the information I receive is useless.

And therein lies the secret for using Twitter. Always strive to submit content that is meaningful and useful for readers. Who wants to read this real excerpt: "Friday – what do I want to focus on today?" ... Bob Spurzem

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Announcements


Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Archiving: An Industry Shakeout
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One-half hour.

On April 15, 2009, Microsoft announced that Exchange 2010 will have built-in support for archiving. Though Microsoft has been slow to reveal details about the new offering, its announcement is shaking the archiving market and the adjacent markets for e-discovery and compliance. In this webcast, David Ferris cuts through the confusion about E2010 and explains what the product's archiving features do, what they don't do, and how the technology is likely to evolve. A Q&A session gives attendees the opportunity to ask questions.

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



Vendors: Join Archiving Innovators, Including
Microsoft, C2C, LiveOffice, Metalogix, Smarsh, Waterford Technologies

If your product needs to be positioned with respect to Exchange 2010's archiving, become a sponsor of our Exchange 2010 archiving education program.

Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Builds your name and brand. Enhances awareness of your archiving capabilities; helps position you in the market with respective to E2010 archiving or marketing innovators
  • Provides high credibility education on E2010 archiving. This speeds up the education on whether E2010 meets a prospective client’s archiving needs, and thus shortens the sales cycle and increases sales. FUD begone!
  • Reduces the time your sales and support staff spend educating prospects on E2010 archiving
  • Builds a working relationship with Ferris Research

For more information, visit here.

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 2009.


 
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
  Observations at 2009 SharePoint Conference
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Daily Digest: October 27, 2009
 
 
Email, Messaging & Collaboration

Bizanga launches its storage technology for email
Telenet, Belgium's largest provider of broadband cable services, is first customer

Messaging Security Technologies from Commtouch Chosen to Enhance Endian Unified Threat Management Products  

FaceTime Communications Integrates Sophos's Anti-Virus Engine With New Unified Security Gateway 3.0
Industry Recognized Virus Scanning Now Part of FaceTime's Comprehensive Web 2.0 Security Appliance for Enterprise Networks

Extra Space Storage Eliminates Desktop Outlook
Takes Outlook Web Access Security and Productivity to the Next Level

Zrinity Partners with Pivotal Veracity for Email Deliverability and Design Optimization
In-house mailers now empowered with the same deliverability and optimization tools relied on by top ESPs

Ingram Micro Seismic Teams with Intermedia to Provide Hosted Exchange Services to Channel Partners in North America
Intermedia's Top-Selling Services Now Available to Ingram Micro Seismic Resellers

Info Security Products Guide Recognizes the Sendio Email System Protection Solution with 2009 Best Deployment Scenario Award
Central DuPage Hospital Selected as Winner in the Best Anti-spam Hardware Solution Category

Restyled Supercar Competition Website Relies on StrongMail to Better Connect with a Growing Customer Base

JBuddy Messenger 3.1 Released  

Blog Item(s)

Observations at 2009 SharePoint Conference

In one word, BIG. The 2009 SharePoint Conference attracted over 7,000 paying attendees, making it one of the largest Microsoft events of 2009. This is remarkable when you compare it to the 2009 Microsoft TechEd event, which drew about the same number of attendees and covers all Microsoft solutions. The buzz I heard on the show floor was that the event was "everything I expected and more" and that "the event should be offered twice a year."

One reason for its success is the rapid climb of SharePoint as an enterprise content management solution. Organizations are rapidly deploying SharePoint to better manage Office files and this is one reason for the strong interest in how to deploy and manage SharePoint. Second is the strong partner ecosystem that supports SharePoint. Hundreds of partners participated in the event and shared their tips and strategies on improving SharePoint.

SharePoint will continue to drive large audiences. SharePoint is a semi-customizable solution that in some sense depends on the creative sharing of the community to achieve its full potential. It is this active exchange of information that will continue to make SharePoint gatherings a success. ... Bob Spurzem

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Announcements


Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Archiving: An Industry Shakeout
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One-half hour.

On April 15, 2009, Microsoft announced that Exchange 2010 will have built-in support for archiving. Though Microsoft has been slow to reveal details about the new offering, its announcement is shaking the archiving market and the adjacent markets for e-discovery and compliance. In this webcast, David Ferris cuts through the confusion about E2010 and explains what the product's archiving features do, what they don't do, and how the technology is likely to evolve. A Q&A session gives attendees the opportunity to ask questions.

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



Vendors: Join Archiving Innovators, Including
Microsoft, C2C, LiveOffice, Metalogix, Smarsh, Waterford Technologies

If your product needs to be positioned with respect to Exchange 2010's archiving, become a sponsor of our Exchange 2010 archiving education program.

Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Builds your name and brand. Enhances awareness of your archiving capabilities; helps position you in the market with respective to E2010 archiving or marketing innovators
  • Provides high credibility education on E2010 archiving. This speeds up the education on whether E2010 meets a prospective client’s archiving needs, and thus shortens the sales cycle and increases sales. FUD begone!
  • Reduces the time your sales and support staff spend educating prospects on E2010 archiving
  • Builds a working relationship with Ferris Research

For more information, visit here.

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 2009.


 
Monday, October 26, 2009
  Fixing the PST Problem with Exchange 2010
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Daily Digest: October 26, 2009
 
 
Email, Messaging & Collaboration

Zenprise announces general availability of Mobilemanager 5.0
Zenprise first to deliver single product that supports mobile device, service, security and expense management across multiple smartphone platforms

Mozilla releases Raindrop, a prototype messaging tool  

Blog Item(s)

Fixing the PST Problem with Exchange 2010

Exchange 2010 offers some additional help for PST files in the form of a new Archive Mailbox. Archive Mailbox is an actual Exchange mailbox that is licensed, exists in the same Exchange database, and appears in Outlook alongside the primary mailbox. The seamless integration of Archive Mailbox with Exchange is done very nicely, and this will no doubt increase its acceptance.

Email content that exists in offline PST files is imported into the Archive Mailbox via a new PST archive tool that comes with Exchange 2010. The PST Import tool is basic in its initial release, but gets the job done. I recommend you allow time to manually organize PST files first because the PST Archive tool does not include a crawler to go out and find PSTs.

The advantage of moving PST data into the Archive Mailbox is to unclog your file share and desktops. Email content in the Archive Mailbox is centrally managed, protected, and searchable. This eliminates the risk of losing email content in existing PSTs.

If your organization is struggling with PST file overload--as many are--Exchange 2010's Archive Mailbox will be a big help. ... Bob Spurzem

(Comments?)

Announcements


Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Archiving: An Industry Shakeout
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One-half hour.

On April 15, 2009, Microsoft announced that Exchange 2010 will have built-in support for archiving. Though Microsoft has been slow to reveal details about the new offering, its announcement is shaking the archiving market and the adjacent markets for e-discovery and compliance. In this webcast, David Ferris cuts through the confusion about E2010 and explains what the product's archiving features do, what they don't do, and how the technology is likely to evolve. A Q&A session gives attendees the opportunity to ask questions.

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



Vendors: Join Archiving Innovators, Including
Microsoft, C2C, LiveOffice, Metalogix, Smarsh, Waterford Technologies

If your product needs to be positioned with respect to Exchange 2010's archiving, become a sponsor of our Exchange 2010 archiving education program.

Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Builds your name and brand. Enhances awareness of your archiving capabilities; helps position you in the market with respective to E2010 archiving or marketing innovators
  • Provides high credibility education on E2010 archiving. This speeds up the education on whether E2010 meets a prospective client’s archiving needs, and thus shortens the sales cycle and increases sales. FUD begone!
  • Reduces the time your sales and support staff spend educating prospects on E2010 archiving
  • Builds a working relationship with Ferris Research

For more information, visit here.

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 2009.


 
Thursday, October 22, 2009
  Google Bug Exposes Private Email
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Daily Digest: October 23, 2009
 
 
Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance

SEMCO ENERGY Selects ZixCorp for Email Encryption
SEMCO ENERGY's customers and business affiliates protected with ZixCorp email encryption

Ajilon Legal and Fios Partner to Provide Clients with Cost-Effective Service for Managing Data-Intensive e-Discovery
Combining Fios' leading e-discovery services with Ajilon's document review management expertise to result in improved efficiencies and greater control of litigation costs

Email, Messaging & Collaboration

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 now fully compatible with Windows 7  

Mimecast part of establishing Eurocloud UK - first ever SaaS and cloud services community  

Blog Item(s)

Google Bug Exposes Private Email

A recent bug in Google Apps allowed students to read each other's email. Read about it here.

Imagine if your company and your competitor were both on Google. Now imagine stumbling across your competitor's inbox. Whoops!

This underscores the importance of security whenever multitenancy is employed for email hosting. And it lends credence to customer concerns to have all their email encrypted when in the cloud.

And while this article applies to Google, the same could happen with Microsoft or any other vendor hosting multiple companies on a common infrastructure. ... David Sengupta

(Comments?)

Announcements


Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Archiving: An Industry Shakeout
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One-half hour.

On April 15, 2009, Microsoft announced that Exchange 2010 will have built-in support for archiving. Though Microsoft has been slow to reveal details about the new offering, its announcement is shaking the archiving market and the adjacent markets for e-discovery and compliance. In this webcast, David Ferris cuts through the confusion about E2010 and explains what the product's archiving features do, what they don't do, and how the technology is likely to evolve. A Q&A session gives attendees the opportunity to ask questions.

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



Vendors: Join Archiving Innovators, Including
Microsoft, C2C, LiveOffice, Metalogix, Smarsh, Waterford Technologies

If your product needs to be positioned with respect to Exchange 2010's archiving, become a sponsor of our Exchange 2010 archiving education program.

Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Builds your name and brand. Enhances awareness of your archiving capabilities; helps position you in the market with respective to E2010 archiving or marketing innovators
  • Provides high credibility education on E2010 archiving. This speeds up the education on whether E2010 meets a prospective client’s archiving needs, and thus shortens the sales cycle and increases sales. FUD begone!
  • Reduces the time your sales and support staff spend educating prospects on E2010 archiving
  • Builds a working relationship with Ferris Research

For more information, visit here.

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 2009.


 
  ZL Technologies Sues Gartner over Archiving Magic Quadrant
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Daily Digest: October 22, 2009
 
 
Email, Messaging & Collaboration

Bizanga powers RENATER's Anti-Spam service
Provides flexibility and scalability required by one of Europe's largest public-sector networks

AvePoint and Trend Micro Partner to Deliver Comprehensive SharePoint Antivirus Solutions
As a result of partnership, AvePoint's SharePoint Antivirus solutions will be fully-integrated with Trend Micro's antivirus technologies, providing customers with best-of-breed malware protection for their SharePoint deployments

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ZL Technologies Sues Gartner over Archiving Magic Quadrant

Gartner's Magic Quadrant (MQ) for email archiving is not as scientific as Gartner would have you believe.

According to ZL Technologies Inc. v. Gartner Group Inc. and Carolyn DiCenzo, ZL Technologies makes allegations of defamation, trade libel, false or misleading advertising, unfair competition, and negligent interference with prospective economic advantage against Gartner and Carolyn DiCenzo. ZL Technologies seeks US$1.3B in punitive damages, $396M in damages, and other fees and charges.

You can see the actual suit document itself here. Among other things, it spells out problems with the archiving Magic Quadrant.

Since its inception, Gartner has consistently placed Symantec in the "Leader" quadrant of the MQ. Other archiving vendors such as ZL Technologies have for years struggled to get positive placement on the MQ. Getting placed in the Leader quadrant of the archiving MQ has become somewhat of a holy grail for archiving vendors, with Ms. DiCenzo the gatekeeper. In the suit, ZL outlines the many ways it has tried to convince Gartner that its technology is on par or superior to that of Symantec. According to the filing, "at the core of this action are not only the reckless statements made by Gartner as an influential member of the media, but an economic model championed by [Gartner] that elevates marketing puffery over serious technology."

Interestingly, Gartner's bio of Ms. DiCenzo suggests that she left Gartner in August. Whether her departure is connected with this case is unclear; she may have simply retired.

We fully recognize that at Ferris we, too, are analysts. That said, this case illustrates some important points:

  • Any analyst firm is simply expressing an opinion, hopefully an educated one.
  • No one knows the future. We can only make our best predictions, based on past experience.
  • Any analyst vendor rankings need to be transparent concerning the underlying data. How was a decision made, and why?
  • The link between monies spent by a vendor with the analyst, and how well the analyst evaluates the vendor and its products, should be minimal. Vendors commonly note that if they spend a day or two educating the Gartner analyst (and paying handsomely for the privilege), they often move to a better position in the MQ.
  • Gartner MQs profess to give a quick feeling for how well products compare, in terms of several key indicators, notably excellence of technology and market share. However, when you look closely at them, they don't really hold up. Given MQ parameters, some products need to appear at two points in the quadrant: Gartner shoehorns them into a single point.
  • Customers evaluating vendors should always look at the products themselves, and not rely solely on analyst opinion.
  • Bigger is not necessarily better in the analyst world. At Ferris we pride ourselves on years of cumulative and deep experience in the fields we cover, but we're far smaller than Gartner.

... David Ferris

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Announcements


Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Archiving: An Industry Shakeout
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One-half hour.

On April 15, 2009, Microsoft announced that Exchange 2010 will have built-in support for archiving. Though Microsoft has been slow to reveal details about the new offering, its announcement is shaking the archiving market and the adjacent markets for e-discovery and compliance. In this webcast, David Ferris cuts through the confusion about E2010 and explains what the product's archiving features do, what they don't do, and how the technology is likely to evolve. A Q&A session gives attendees the opportunity to ask questions.

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



Vendors: Join Archiving Innovators, Including
Microsoft, C2C, LiveOffice, Metalogix, Smarsh, Waterford Technologies

If your product needs to be positioned with respect to Exchange 2010's archiving, become a sponsor of our Exchange 2010 archiving education program.

Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Builds your name and brand. Enhances awareness of your archiving capabilities; helps position you in the market with respective to E2010 archiving or marketing innovators
  • Provides high credibility education on E2010 archiving. This speeds up the education on whether E2010 meets a prospective client’s archiving needs, and thus shortens the sales cycle and increases sales. FUD begone!
  • Reduces the time your sales and support staff spend educating prospects on E2010 archiving
  • Builds a working relationship with Ferris Research

For more information, visit here.

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 2009.


 
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
  T-Mobile and Microsoft/Danger Users Affected by Data Loss
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Daily Digest: October 21, 2009
 
 
Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance

Readyspace Selects eIQnetworks to Mitigate Risk and Assist With Compliance for Hosted Customers by Creating a Clear Picture of Their Security Posture
eIQnetworks' SecureVue Chosen Following Competitive Search as Foundation for New Service Based on Ability to Correlate a Wide Variety of Network and System Data

Palisade Systems Introduces First Managed Data Loss Prevention Solution
LightEdge Solution First to Offer Comprehensive DLP to Hosted Services Customers

Cloud-Based Email Archiving Provider LiveOffice Named to Deloitte TechnologyFast 500 for Second Consecutive Year
Company Also Reports Record Third-Quarter Results

CA Announces New Product Releases to Help Strengthen IT Security and Reduce Costs of Managing Compliance for Physical and Virtual Environments
CA Security and Governance Products Proactively Streamline Compliance Processes, Help Secure Privileged User Access, and Advance Identity Lifecycle Management

HiSoftware Introduces HiSoftware Compliance Sheriff for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
New release of popular Public source toolkit to offer more flexibility for customized Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 environments and support new WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Takes Proactive eDiscovery Approach with Unified Email SharePoint and File Archiving Solution from Mimosa
The Nation's Largest Chain of Double Drive-Thru Restaurants Replaces CommVault Email Archiving Solution with Award-Winning Mimosa NearPoint

Email Archiving Vendor Smarsh Ranked Among Fastest Growing Companies In North America On Deloitte's 2009 Technology Fast 500  

Email, Messaging & Collaboration

Open-Xchange and SugarCRM Partner to Combine Open Source Collaboration/CRM Efforts
Integrating CRM data with Collaboration Platform Opens Knowledge Sharing Potential

Azaleos Launches Managed OCS Services  

Cloudmark Server Edition Picks up Business Service of the Year Award at PC Pro Awards 2009  

FaceTime Launches Augment, Migrate & Update (AMU) Kit for Blue Coat and Surfcontrol Users
New Unified Security Gateway adds security and control of social networks, twitter, and blogs to Blue Coat proxy environments, provides upgrade path for legacy Surfcontrol customers

Finjan Launches Industry-First Hybrid Cloud Web Security
New cloud- based solutions, Finjan Vital Cloud and Finjan Vital Cloud Hybrid, bring unprecedented level of flexibility and extend Finjan's powerful web security to the borderless enterprise

New version of GFI WebMonitor 2009  

Quest Software Adds Key Features to Management Solutions for SharePoint  

AvePoint Revolutionizes SharePoint Storage Optimization
DocAve suite of storage optimization modules lets organizations unleash Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 performance potential though efficient storage management, intelligent archiving, and migration-free attachment of file share content

MsExchange.org Gives Gold Award to Permessa Corporation's Permessa Email Control! Express
Leading Site for Microsoft Exchange Server Published Review And Awards Highest Honor to Permessa's Product for Microsoft Exchange

RSA and Trend Micro Team Up to Increase the Ability to Stop Online Attacks
EMC's Security Division Leverages Real-Time Threat Data Generated by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network to Further Enhance Capabilities of the RSA FraudAction Service to Stop Online Attacks

VerticalResponse, Inc Ranked Number 244 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2009 Technology Fast 500  

Blog Item(s)

T-Mobile and Microsoft/Danger Users Affected by Data Loss

T-Mobile and Microsoft's Danger subsidiary recently apologized to Sidekick customers for losing their data. According to an Oct. 10th announcement, a recent outage on Microsoft/Danger systems caused loss of "contacts, calendar entries, to-do lists, or photos" that are no longer on Sidekick devices.

The likelihood of a successful recovery was put at "extremely low." This is yet another illustration of risks inherent in cloud services.

If you are a provider of cloud services, it's paramount that you assess the end-to-end redundancy. Are SANs backed up? Are your data centers drawing from multiple power grids?

If you are considering cloud services, take heed. Ask your cloud services vendor to demonstrate how its systems are redundant. Ensure service-level agreements (SLAs) are signed with monetary penalties for unattained SLAs. And make sure your cloud vendors will be around when you need them. ... David Sengupta and Bob Spurzem

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Announcements


Microsoft Exchange 2010 and Archiving: An Industry Shakeout
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
8:30 a.m. Pacific, 11:30 a.m. Eastern, 4:30 p.m. U.K., 5:30 p.m. CET. One-half hour.

On April 15, 2009, Microsoft announced that Exchange 2010 will have built-in support for archiving. Though Microsoft has been slow to reveal details about the new offering, its announcement is shaking the archiving market and the adjacent markets for e-discovery and compliance. In this webcast, David Ferris cuts through the confusion about E2010 and explains what the product's archiving features do, what they don't do, and how the technology is likely to evolve. A Q&A session gives attendees the opportunity to ask questions.

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



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Microsoft, C2C, LiveOffice, Metalogix, Smarsh, Waterford Technologies

If your product needs to be positioned with respect to Exchange 2010's archiving, become a sponsor of our Exchange 2010 archiving education program.

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  • Builds your name and brand. Enhances awareness of your archiving capabilities; helps position you in the market with respective to E2010 archiving or marketing innovators
  • Provides high credibility education on E2010 archiving. This speeds up the education on whether E2010 meets a prospective client’s archiving needs, and thus shortens the sales cycle and increases sales. FUD begone!
  • Reduces the time your sales and support staff spend educating prospects on E2010 archiving
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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
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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.


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