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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
  Dec 23, Daily Messaging, Collaboration, Compliance News
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Daily Digest: December 23, 2009
 
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Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance

Kroll Ontrack Wins Nine Awards from Law Technology News
LTN Subscribers Rank Company as a Top Provider of Information Security Consulting, ESI Consulting, Electronic Discovery Services, Document Review Services and Legal Software

Westmoreland County, PA Selects Nayatek Datosphere for Integrated Content Archiving  

Email, Messaging & Collaboration

Four GFI products support Exchange 2010  

Palisade PacketSure Certified for Twitter and Facebook
With Growth of Social Networks and Corporations, Data Loss Prevention Becomes a Bigger Issue to Protect Companies and Employees

Instant Queue Manager Wins Best Unified Communications and Collaboration Solution Award at IBM Lotusphere 2010  

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.

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Monday, December 21, 2009
  Dec 21, Daily Messaging, Collaboration, Compliance News
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Daily Digest: December 21, 2009
 
 
Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance

ZL Technologies Earns 2009 Law Technology News 'Records Management Software' Award
LTN Subscribers Recognize Unified Archive with the Bronze Award in 'Records Management Software'

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.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009
  MessageOne Rumors: Something Rotten in Denmark?
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Daily Digest: December 18, 2009
 
 
Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance

Nayatek Integrates Datosphere with EMC Centera Content-Addressed Storage (CAS)
Integration Between Datosphere and EMC Centera Delivers the Capabilities to Manage the Long Term Storage, Retention & Security of Business Critical Electronic Records

E-Discovery Services Leader GGO Set to Launch Digital WarRoom Software Suite in January
GGO (Gallivan Gallivan & O'Melia LLC), a full-service e-discovery service provider, will launch the Digital WarRoom software suite in January 2010

Email, Messaging & Collaboration

Kaspersky Lab's antivirus solutions win prestigious VB100 award in testing on Windows 7 platform  

Symantec and Message Systems Join Forces to Develop Next Generation Security and Messaging Solutions
Industry leaders release first joint solution for communication service providers

ColdSpark Introduces New Managed Services Offering for E-mail Management and Delivery
Built on ColdSpark's SparkEngine and MailFusion Technology, New Offering Helps Organizations Reduce Costs and Complexity of Managing E-mail Infrastructures

Rackspace Cloud and FathomDB Join Forces to Streamline Database Management
Y Combinator's FathomDB Utilizes Rackspace Cloud API to Offer Relational Database Service in the Cloud

Blog Item(s)

MessageOne Rumors: Something Rotten in Denmark?

We're hearing a series of rumors that something is going badly wrong at Dell/MessageOne. Eg:

  • They've lost a huge amount of customer archived email over the past couple of weeks
  • Many customers are making inquiries about other vendors and their ability to ingest/absorb their historic archive data
  • One vendor told us they had been asked to help customers move their emails back from Dell/MessageOne and the most efficient way to ingest large amounts of data (10 TB for example)

Can anyone helps further? If you have input, please send to me at david.ferris@ferris.com or call me on +1 415 367 3436. If you prefer to be anonymous, let me know and we won't publish anything that identifies you. ... David Ferris

(Comments?)

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.


 
  Dec 17, Daily Messaging, Collaboration, Compliance News
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Daily Digest: December 17, 2009
 
 
Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance

CT Summation's CaseVantage Platform Utilized Around the Globe with the CT Summation Hosted Providers Network
Hosted Litigation Support and eDiscovery Review Platform Meets Needs of Demanding Litigation Professionals with Enhanced Review, Production, and Administrative Tools

State of North Carolina Selects Mimosa NearPoint to Provide Email Archiving for 41,000 State Employees
NearPoint Chosen by North Carolina Office of Information Technology Services (ITS) to Assure Public Record Transparency and Government Accountability for More Than One Million Daily Emails

Baker & Hostetler LLP Selects Recommind For Enterprise Search
National Law Firm Implements MindServer Search to Enhance Workflow and Knowledge Management

Consonus Releases New Version of Consonus SAFE Email Archiving Solution
Enhancements to Consonus SAFE Robust Content and Email Archiving Solution include eDiscovery and Journal Archiving in a Managed IT Services Configuration

Email, Messaging & Collaboration

15 Million Now Using Open-Xchange Open Source Collaboration
Company adds 7 million users, introduces social networks integration, mobility features

Leading Maryland IT Service Provider ANALYSYS Delivers SonicWALL Backup and Recovery Solution to 50 Businesses
ANALYSYS Uses SonicWALL Solution to Increase Customer Satisfaction and Service Levels While Boosting Service Revenues

WatchGuard Unveils Enhanced Managed Security Services Program
"Security as a Service" Now Available through WatchGuard Partners

Cloud Connect: The Future of Business Computing Is Here
Santa Clara Convention Center, Silicon Valley, CA, March 15-18, 2010

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, December 16, 2009
  Viadeo: Professional Networking
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Daily Digest: December 16, 2009
 
 
Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance

PKWARE and Fidelis Security Systems Release Joint Content-Aware Encryption Solution
Combined DLP & Enterprise Encryption Offering Provides Detection and Protection of Sensitive Information

ZL Adds Advanced E-Discovery Capabilities In Unified Archive 7.0
ZL UA 7.0 is Now Available Worldwide, Providing True End-to-End e-Discovery

Sonian Advanced Search Makes e-Discovery Fast and Simple
Google-like search capabilities find desired emails and documents within seconds, not days; cut the cost of information retrieval for litigation

Email, Messaging & Collaboration

Three GFI products named 2009 Community Choice Award winner by Windows IT Pro magazine  

BakBone Announces Planned Support for Microsoft Exchange 2010
Extends Exchange 2010 Support to Product Portfolio and Includes 30-Second Recovery for Latest Microsoft Exchange Server Technology

Goodmail Publishes Email Industry's First Domain-Based Whitelist
Goodmail's CertifiedDomain List Leads the Shift of Email Reputation from IP Addresses to Internet Domains

Mainsoft Announces Technology Preview of Lotus Connections Integration with Rational Jazz  

Liaise Announces Public Beta of its Award-Winning Collaboration Software
Software that helps people stay on top of critical items buried in email

Nayatek Extends Cloud Storage Support for Nirvanix to the Datosphere Platform  

Blog Item(s)

Viadeo: Professional Networking

There are three big players in the professional networking business: LinkedIn, Viadeo, and Xing. LinkedIn is best known in the United States. But France's Viadeo and Germany's Xing are important competitors. Viadeo recently paid us a visit. The company's focus is on Europe and emerging economies. It has 25 million subscribers. It plans to enter the U.S. market through leveraging its international subscribers, such as those in Canada and Mexico.

Main services from the user standpoint:

  • User directory.
  • Users can belong to many different interest groups.
  • Each interest group provides:
    • Common bulletin board/wall
    • Directory of interesting events
    • Q&A/forums for advice sharing
    • User-contributed news

Finances:

  • Most use is free.
  • Around 10% pay for services. This is pretty good compared with LinkedIn, which appears to have around 1% who pay.
  • Fee is around 6 euros ($9) per month if you're a paying subscriber.
  • Ferris Research estimates revenues at $40 million annually. The company is profitable and growing at a healthy clip. It's taken a total of 15 million euros ($23 million) external funding.
  • Revenue breakdown:
    • User subscriptions: about 50%
    • Recruiting tools sold to HR and consultants: about 25%
    • Advertising: about 25%

Observations:

  • The collaboration tools are conventional but attractive.
  • The rich collaborative environment means that in principle, Viadeo can offer extremely targeted advertising, for which advertisers should be prepared to pay handsomely.
  • Viadeo's collaboration tools are an important point of differentation from LinkedIn, which is directory-centric.
  • Viadeo's localizations--e.g., it is currently offered in Dutch, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish--are another important differentiator.
  • Around 10% of subscribers pay up. This is pretty good compared with LinkedIn, which appears to have around 1% who pay.

... David Ferris

(Comments?)

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, December 15, 2009
  Dec 15, Daily Messaging, Collaboration, Compliance News
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Daily Digest: December 15, 2009
 
 
Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance

CommVault Teams with Informatica to Deliver Structured and Unstructured Data Archiving
Industry Partnership Provides CommVault Simpana Software Customers with an Integrated Database Archiving Solution for Space Management and eDiscovery

CT Summation Announces Key Enhancements to Enterprise Product
New User Interface and Functionality Enhancements Make eDiscovery More Efficient and Accurate

Email, Messaging & Collaboration

Enterprises transform e-mail overload from a costly problem to competitive advantage utilizing Dynamic Prioritization Technology  

Notify Technology Announces Availability of NotifySync 4.7 For BlackBerry
Notify has added support for Version 12.0 and V12.1 of the ActiveSync protocol into its NotifySync for BlackBerry product

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.

 
Sunday, December 13, 2009
  Archiving "Drafts" Folder Important for Compliance
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Daily Digest: December 14, 2009
 
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Blog Item(s)

Archiving "Drafts" Folder Important for Compliance

If you care about compliance, the "Drafts" folder in your Inbox needs to be archived.

Archiving vendors take several approaches to email archiving. Some access mailboxes via MAPI and pull items out into the archive. Others intercept SMTP traffic and journal a copy into the archive. Others copy the database transaction logfiles ('log shipping') and rebuild the email database for archive reasons.

Journaling only captures what has been sent. MAPI and log shipping capture the Drafts folder.

This story on CNN contains a nugget about why archiving Drafts is important. "A Yahoo! e-mail account was set up so the men and militants could communicate.... E-mails were never sent from the account, but people would leave messages in the draft folder and delete them after reading."

Whenever a law or compliance regime exists, people will try and get around it. Archiving "Drafts" is necessary for compliance. ... David Sengupta

(Comments?)

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.


 
Friday, December 11, 2009
  Dec 11, Daily Messaging, Collaboration, Compliance News
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Daily Digest: December 11, 2009
 
 
Email, Messaging & Collaboration

Leading International Bank uses SimpleSync to Ease Email Addressing  

LISTSERV 16.0 Helps Organizations Connect, Communicate and Collaborate, Hassle-Free and On-Budget
Upgrade of L-Soft's Software Provides Choose-and-Customize Newsletter Gallery, UTF-8 Support

M86 Security Announces Rebranded and Enhanced Secure Web Gateway Appliances from Finjan Acquisition
M86 Bolsters Protection Against Web-based Threats with Real-time Code Analysis and Becomes World's Largest Secure Web Appliance Vendor

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, December 10, 2009
  Dec 10, Daily Messaging, Collaboration, Compliance News
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Daily Digest: December 10, 2009
 
 
Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance

InfoStreet's Automatic Email Archiving Offers Proactive Protection for Business Management  

Email, Messaging & Collaboration

GWAVA Releases Version 3.1 of its Novell GroupWise Disaster Recovery ProductLatest Version of GWAVA Reload Offers Easy Migration to Linux  

Sendio Reinforces Third-Party Anti-Spam Products
Sendio First Defense Service Bolsters Effectiveness of Legacy Technology

Sendio First Defense Technologies Available to Partners
Licensed Sender Validation Modules Integrate with Existing Products

Workopolis Employs StrongMail to Optimize and Streamline its Email Marketing
StrongMail enables Canada's largest job site to send more targeted emails while improving deliverability

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, December 08, 2009
  Exchange 2010: Niggling Fears About Storage Requirements
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Daily Digest: December 8, 2009
 
 
Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance

Axcelerate eDiscovery v4.0 Achieves Industry's First Completely Defensible Automated Review
Leading End-to-End eDiscovery Platform Combines Unique Predictive Coding Technology with Random Sampling to Revolutionize Document Review

Freeman Health System Prescribes CommVault Simpana Software to Enhance High Levels of Patient Care and Compliance  

PGP Whole Disk Encryption Approved For Use Within Ministry of Defence
Military class certification provides further assurance against data loss

Email, Messaging & Collaboration

Messageware OWA Suite 2009 Cures Employee Concerns As Hospital Moves To Outlook Web Access  

Clearswift gives businesses the confidence to innovate  

Blog Item(s)

Exchange 2010: Niggling Fears About Storage Requirements

Exchange 2010's database strategy is very interesting. The new Database Availability Groups and the benefits they offer for data protection and quick recovery are striking.

Overall, Microsoft is optimistic that mailboxes will be able to grow to 10GB or more. However, it's unclear how large mailboxes will perform in practice. Several concerns spring to mind:

  • By leveraging low cost disk, it is feasible, according to Microsoft, to store email online for up to 10 years. If you assume a typical user stores 5 MB of new email daily, this translates to 1.8 GB of email per year. Allowing for the continued growth in average message size, this translates to perhaps 10GB mailbox sizes over three years. For 100 users, this means 1 TB of total storage for Exchange. For 1,000 users, 10 TB of email storage! Managing multiple terabytes of storage is no simple matter when you take into account disk failures, power consumption, disaster protection, daily maintenance and monitoring, and so on
  • Database maintenance and ESEUTIL need space. Offline defragmentation requires 110% free disk space. Thus the amount of storage required should be doubled for maintenance purposes. True, Microsoft advises that offline defragging is unnecessary and inadvisable; hopefully this turns out to be wise counsel
  • If we wish to use the new Database Availability Groups for data protection and failover, extra copies will be required. Two to three copies seems likely, which implies another 2-3X in email storage
  • Single instance storage is no longer supported, which means message stores can't be shrunk by 20% or 30% or so
  • In a typical scenario, for every 1 TB of primary database storage, perhaps another 3-4 TB of disk space may be necessary for various support capabilities, such as Database Availability Groups. This can quickly translate into a large amount of storage.

    All in all, I doubt Microsoft's claims that imply storing TB's of email data online is a simple proposition. ... Bob Spurzem

    (Comments?)

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.


 
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