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Daily Digest: April 29, 2010
Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance
Azaleos Survey Finds 44 Percent of Enterprises Plan to Migrate to Exchange 2010 in First 18 Months
Osterman Research Report Reveals Key Drivers are More Flexible Storage, Archiving, and Disaster Recovery Options
FRI Comment: Looks like useful data on plans to migrate to Exchange 2010

City of Vaughn Implements Cloud-Based Unlimited Mailbox for Email Archive and Retrieval
The city of Vaughn, Ontario has implemented the CGS Unlimited Mailbox solution to manage email archival and e-discovery. The system enables the city to achieve consistent email management and compliance practices citywide
FRI Comment: Local governments typically like to follow each other's lead. They merit being considered vertical marketing for many products/services

Barracuda Message Archiver Extends Beyond Email to Archive All Microsoft Exchange Items
New Capabilities Improve Storage Efficiency by Archiving Calendar Items, Contacts and Tasks

FRI Comment: Barracuda delivers high function at low costs. It's been very successful in this regard. Barracuda archiving puts further downward pressure on email archiving prices

Cisco Extends Security Leadership With Advances in Cloud Protection
Enhanced Web Reporting and Data-Loss Prevention for E-mail Build on Secure Borderless Network Architecture
FRI Comment: DLP makes sense, especially for compliance purposes. However, revenues hitherto have been poor. Good DLP in the cloud could be very valuable for certain types of compliance purposes, such as stopping confidential information being sent outside the firewall
Lucid8 Announces Industry's First Self-service Restore Capability for Microsoft Outlook
New Outlook snap-in allows end users to restore permanently deleted Exchange items directly from DELL EqualLogic’s storage platform. New DigiScope’s® direct integration with DELL EqualLogic’s Auto-Snapshot Manager for Exchange further simplifies restoration for IT Professionals and adds eDiscovery capabilities.
FRI Comment: Useful tool for Dell archiving users. Which reminds me, several months ago there were a lot of rumblings about unhappiness among Dell archiving customers--my sense is that although the company sort-of denied it, this reflected genuine problems in the customer base
Email, Messaging & Collaboration

Digital Sky Technologies to Acquire AOL’s ICQ Instant Messaging Service
FRI Comment: Sensible for AOL to get rid of ICQ, nice as it was. It never made sense for AOL to offer two instant messaging services

7Summits Gets Social With Jive Software
7Summits is the Premier Partner selected by Jive Software to support Jive’s Get Social Tour in both Chicago and Philadelphia. The Jive Get Social Tour brings together Jive’s top partners and industry-leading executives to lend insight into how businesses can achieve measurable benefits by changing how they engage with people inside and outside their company.

InformationWeek Analytics and Interop Announce 'Best of Interop' 2010 Award Winners in Nine Key Technology Categories

Industry Experts to Discuss Integrating Email Marketing With SAP CRM
Email Marketing with SAP CRM: Achieving Relevance, Deliverability and Scale

Mimecast Launches First Always-On Continuity Service for BlackBerry Smartphone Users
Mimecast provides uninterrupted email access to BlackBerry smartphones in the event of Exchange, BlackBerry Enterprise Server or Research In Motion Network Operation Centre (NOC) failure

European Organizations Achieve ISO 27001 Certification With Titus Labs
Secure information sharing offerings enable organizations to address and manage ISO 27001 requirements

Synchronica Completes Acquisition of Colibria's IMPS Instant Messaging Business

M86 Security Releases Enhancements to its Flagship Email Security Solution MailMarshal
M86 MailMarshal SMTP 6.8 Offers Enhanced Features for even Greater Protection against Unknown Malware Threats and Compatibility with the Latest Microsoft Operating Systems

Open-Xchange Introduces Simplified SaaS Partner Pricing
Open-Xchange simplified pricing for its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) e-mail and collaboration alternative to Microsoft Exchange.
FRI Comment: Hard to judge whether in general simple pricing vs many-different-options is better or worse. However, it's very attractive for users to have flat fees for storage, if that's possible

Djigzo for BlackBerry Now Automatically Encrypts All Email Sent to and from a BlackBerry Smartphone with S/MIME
Djigzo, a provider of open source email encryption products, today announced that support for the BlackBerry smartphone has been added to the company's email encryption gateway.

FRI Comment: It's a pity how the difficulty of implementing public key infrastructures has emasculated the promise of strong encryption. How such beauty can be sullied by technical details
MessageExport 1.5 Enhances the Email Export Capabilities of Microsoft Outlook
Encryptomatic LLC announced the release of MessageExport for Microsoft Outlook, version 1.5. MessageExport expands the ability of Outlook to export email messages and file attachments in a variety of formats, with a wide range of options for naming, copying and handling the messages.

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