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Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance

New Email Archiving System Provides IT and Compliance Managers with Simplified Retention and Retrieval of Company Email
System Slashes the Email Recovery/Discovery Process from Days to Minutes; Provides Significant Storage Cost Savings
FRI Comment: Another new email archiving offering in an already crowded field. Based on a Linux box

Proofpoint Introduces its Next-Generation SaaS Email Security and Privacy Platform to the European Market, Featuring Powerful Data Loss Prevention and Encryption Enhancements
Proofpoint 6.1 Offers Multi-protocol Data Loss Prevention Features, Enhanced DLP Workflow and Reporting, Email Encryption Enhancements and Security and Performance Improvements

Leading Email Archiving Provider LiveOffice Reports Record Revenue in First Quarter
Rapidly Growing Partner Channel and LiveOffice Personal Archive Usage Spark Continued Growth
FRI Comment: LiveOffice is doing well. However, momentum releases such as this are rarely convincing, almost any company can produce factual snippets which vaguely suggest good news. In fact, I'd guess that in 50% of momentum releases, the company concerned is really going out of business

Bamboo and Apptix Partner to Extend Advanced Sharepoint Capabilities to the Cloud
Bamboo Web Parts will enable Apptix customers to accelerate the deployment of hosted SharePoint sites, and enhance team collaboration and productivity
FRI Comment: Apptix is a leading Exchange SaaS. It is now extending support to SharePoint. A good step, illustrative of the importance of SharePoint and of how adding SharePoint support is natural for many offerings

Titus Labs and Proofpoint Partner to Deliver Interoperable Email Classification, Email Security and DLP Solutions to Enterprise and Government Customers Worldwide
COTS interoperability for customers of Titus Labs email and document classification solutions with Proofpoint's SaaS and on-premises email security, DLP and email archiving solutions

 
Email, Messaging & Collaboration

Social Media Increases Revenue and Growth by 60 Percent
Business that used social media increased their revenue and growth by 60% versus 8% for business that did not use social media.

AppRiver Named Best of Interop 22010 Finalist
InformationWeek Analytics and Interop Las Vegas 2010 Select AppRiver to Compete for Best of Interop Honor

Cisco TelePresence Virtual Meeting Solution Launches in Kenya
Cisco's Nairobi Office Becomes First Business Premises in Kenya to Use Face-to-Face Cisco Meeting Solution to Bridge Distance and Reduce Travel Costs

ACT offers instant, self service conferencing to keep your workforce connected whatever nature throws at them!  

SmrtGuard Releases Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam for BlackBerry Smartphones to Protect Business and Personal Data and Devices Against Mobile Security Threats
SmrtGuard, a leading smartphone security company for businesses and consumers, announced the addition of Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam protection to its SmrtGuard services for. These new anti-virus and anti-spam features complement SmrtGuard's full suite of mobile security services that include wireless data backup and restore, remote location tracking, remote data wipe and personal safety features.

Spiceworks Integrates Rackspace Cloud Email Services
More than 950,000 IT Professionals Are Now Able to Manage Rackspace Cloud Email via Spiceworks

Tungle and Plancast Partner to Bring Together Social Calendar Sharing & Scheduling
Plancast Users Can Now Broadcast Upcoming Plans with Integrated Tungle.me Access for Booking Meetings

123Together.com Helps SMBs Guard against Identity Theft with Hosted Email Encryption Cloud Service
123Together.com's Automated Email Encryption Service Ensures Small Businesses Can Quickly and Easily Comply with Government Regulations and Company-Based Email Security Policies for a Small Monthly Fee.

Kerio and Jump I.T. Drive Business Growth Through Email Collaboration and Communication
Jump I.T. fights for top sales honors among VARs in Canada, reaching Preferred Partner Status with Kerio Connect

Blog Item(s)

Mainsoft's Notes/SharePoint Integration

Mainsoft's SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes is a useful way to make Notes work with SharePoint. For example, within Notes, you can:

  • Access and publish emails and documents on SharePoint, without having to switch applications.
  • Collaborate on documents using Sametime.
  • Send document links rather than attachments, reducing email storage.
  • Update document fields to comply with SharePoint taxonomy and governance requirements.
  • Tap into the enterprise social network on SharePoint to collaborate with colleagues or find people (the beta will be available in Q2).
  • Manage SharePoint team events from an integrated Lotus Notes calendar view.

Comments:

  • Notes customers want to implement a shared workspace environment. In early 2008, it seemed the way to go was with Lotus' Quickr offering.
  • However, Microsoft SharePoint has become the mainstream shared workspace platform, so many Notes users prefer to use this instead of Quickr.

... David Ferris

(Comments?)

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