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Thursday, April 29, 2010
  Apr 29, Daily Messaging, Collaboration, Compliance News
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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.

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 2010.


 
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
  Apr 28, Mainsoft's Notes/SharePoint Integration
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Daily Digest: April 28, 2010
 
 
 
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

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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 2010.


 
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
  Apr 27, Perry Clarke's New "Ask Perry" Exchange Blog
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Daily Digest: April 27, 2010
 
 
 
Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance

StoredIQ Announces Support for Microsoft® Exchange® 2010 and Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010
Award-winning eDiscovery and Information Management solution is integration-ready at Microsoft launch
FRI Comment: The idea behind SharePoint to is provide a place where people can work on shared documents of different data types. It's most unfortunate that email fits in so unnaturally in SharePoint, because email is one of the most important data types

PGP Corporation Receives Five-Star Rating in SC Magazine Annual Email Security Group Test
PGP Universal Gateway Email Achieves Top Marks across All Testing Categories
FRI Comment: Pity no-one has found a way to deliver on the promise of public key cryptography. It's remained a very niche, hard-to-implement technology

Open Text Featured in Microsoft Technology Centers for Governance, Risk and Compliance Solutions
Open Text and Microsoft Work Together to Help Customers Improve Compliance, Lower Risk Using Open Text Offerings Integrated with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007/2010
FRI Comment: Another example of how control and monitoring systems are being extended to SharePoint. This is wholly appropriate, and much needed. Most SharePoint spaces are completely out of IT or corporate control

 
Email, Messaging & Collaboration

Atmail Releases Atmail Email Server Software Version 6.1.7
Atmail releases latest version of Atmail 6, the core of its Email Server, Email Server Appliance and Webmail product lines.

 

Blog Item(s)

Perry Clarke’s New “Ask Perry” Exchange Blog

It’s not every day that a new world-class Exchange blog pops up. We were excited to hear that Microsoft’s Perry Clarke has started a blog, called “Ask Perry.” Perry has been part of the Exchange product group at Microsoft for 13 years. I first met Perry while researching Exchange 2000 beta storage group design decisions back in 1999. He is currently general manager for the Exchange Mailbox Engineering team. Perry is one of the smartest folks I know on the Exchange team, and he’s not afraid to tell it like it is.

In his inaugural blog, Perry talks about managing storage efficiently. Assuming Perry keeps his blog up, we expect this will become one of the top Exchange storage blogs.

David Sengupta ~ In addition to his role as Ferris analyst, David is chief architect for Quest Software, and has been a Microsoft Exchange MVP since 1998.

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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 2010.


 
Monday, April 26, 2010
  Apr 26, Patriot Act Slows Hosted Email Adoption
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Daily Digest: April 26, 2010
 
 
 
Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance

Delayed Compliance with New Regulations Has Increased Data Breaches and Medical Identity Theft in U.S. Hospitals
National survey shows 85 percent of hospitals are not compliant with the HITECH Act; 41.5 percent have 10 or more breaches annually; and possible ID fraud going uninvestigated
FRI Comment: The healthcare business is technologically unsophisticated in many ways. Data leak threats are widespread. In the US, litigation threats provide a further (valid) argument to avoid sharing electronic information. All the same, the benefits of shared electronic data for health care are overriding. The situation today, in which records are inaccessible, disorganized, often paper-based, and spread over many locations, is an absurdity and very bad for patients.

 
Blog Item(s)

Patriot Act Slows Hosted Email Adoption

For many organizations, the move to email as a service seems to be a good one. Email is difficult to manage and it consumes increasing amounts of expensive storage. Why not hand over all your email equipment to a reliable service provider?

One reason is the Patriot Act.

This recent blog in ITbusinessedge reveals some chilling news about the Patriot Act. Did you know that the federal government can access anyone’s email without needing a court order? The law itself is a little vague in some parts and Congress is right now working on refinements to its application.

There is no certainty when the Patriot Act will be modified; in the meantime, it is wise for any organization to keep all of its email secure behind the company firewall.

Many thanks to Iron Mountain's Bill Tolsen for raising this issue. For further discussion see his initial comments and comments on further legislation.

... Bob Spurzem. In addition to his role as Ferris analyst, Bob is director of product marketing at Permabit, which offers a grid–based disk storage system.

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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 2010.


 
Friday, April 23, 2010
  Apr 23, Autonomy Creative Accounting?
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Daily Digest: April 23, 2010
 
 
 
Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance

FileTek Announces StorHouse for Life Sciences
Safeguarding High-Volume Biomedical Research Data for the Long-Term
FRI Comment: You can see that biomedical information would have to be archived for a long time, as in 25 to 50 years or more. An even clearer case is for civil engineering records, eg those relating to bridge design

Iron Mountain to Present at Legal IT 4.0 Conference on Practical Strategies for Bolstering Software Licensing Agreements
Software Escrow: Practical Strategies for Bolstering Licensing Agreements
FRI Comment: When the packaged software industry started, customers were very concerned that if the vendor disappeared, they (the customer) should be able to access the source code. Now, this demand is far less widespread. For customers, the source code is usually way too complex and impractical to maintain

Applied Discovery Receives Strongest Possible Ratings in The 451 Group's "E-Discovery and E-Disclosure Survey" and in the "3rd Annual eDiscovery Survey of Illinois Lawyers"
End User Survey Results Highlight Proven Performance and Continued Growth of Applied Discovery

Metalogix to Support Content Migration from SharePoint 2010 Beta 2 to SharePoint 2010 RTM
Customers Can Use a Microsoft Supported Solution to Move Valuable Content from Pilot Projects to the Production-Ready Release of SharePoint 2010
FRI Comment: Archiving vendors have long pointed out that their technology can be used to ease migrations. They are right and perhaps this benefit should be more widely recognized.

 
Email, Messaging & Collaboration

modusGate Email Security wins Silver award from MSExchange.org
Vircom modusGate, an antispam gateway software for Microsoft® Exchange, is reviewed and awarded by independent Exchange specialist J. Peter Bruzzese.

Fidelis Security Systems Teams with Backbone Security to Provide Further Defense-In-Depth for Evolving Cyber Threats
Combined Offering Provides Detection & Prevention of Steganography
FRI Comment: Read if you want to know what steganography is

New Cisco Mobile Collaboration Application for BlackBerry Offers Millions of Users Access WebEx Online Meetings
Free Cisco WebEx Meeting Center application, designed specifically for BlackBerry smartphones, helps users to easily collaborate in Cisco WebEx online meetings

Tungle.me for IBM Lotus Notes Collaboration Software Now Available; Makes Scheduling Meetings Easier for the Many Millions of Lotus Notes Users Worldwide  

Gigantic Companies and Enormous Email Capabilities
Exclusive hour-long webinar May 5, 2010
FRI Comment: Wow, what a fun title

Return Path Debuts In-Email Video Via Partnership With Liveclicker
The Latest Certified Premium Services Offering From Return Path Designed to Help Marketers and Publishers Increase Email ROI with Seamless, Embedded Videos

Apptix Launches Encrypted Email Solution
Apptix Secure Mail provides end-to-end encrypted delivery for regulatory compliance needs

Autonomy Wins the United Kingdom's Prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise for a Second Year in a Row
Recognized for Continuous Achievement in International Trade

Blog Item(s)

Autonomy Creative Accounting?

We heard an interesting speculation recently from a chum at a well-known investment bank, that Autonomy is cooking its books. We'd welcome further input.

First, a couple of relevant bits of background information:

  • Autonomy's core business is its Idol enterprise search product. The search market in general has been somewhat stagnant for several years.
  • Autonomy's biggest competitor was FAST. FAST cooked its books and had major product issues. FAST was acquired by Microsoft. Autonomy's other big competitor is the Google Search Appliance.
  • Autonomy's acquisitions in the archiving field--Zantaz and EAS--have suffered substantial vicissitudes. We don't know the details, but acquired staff have often been very disillusioned, and more recently we've talked to major EAS clients who are very dissatisfied and are considering moving elsewhere.

The speculation is as follows:

  • Autonomy is buying businesses to increase its revenues.
  • It's often reclassifying deferred income as current income. For example, if a sale is for three years of business, it's taking the three years of revenue in the current year rather than spreading it over three years.
  • Hence, in order to maintain attractive revenues and profitability, Autonomy is obliged to keep doing deals.
  • Further, cooking the books in this way explains why the company has had a cash conversion ratio of some 75%.

Generally, the investment bank feels that Autonomy's published financial information needs to be far more transparent.

Similar concerns are expressed by Dave Kellogg, CEO of an Autonomy competitor, in his Kellblog.

Can anyone provide further information? It seems things are seriously amiss at Autonomy. If you want to contribute without your identity being revealed, contact me at david.ferris@ferris.com, or (415) 367-3436.

... David Ferris, with thanks to the investment banker that provided advice, and also software analyst Curt Monash

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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 2010.


 
Thursday, April 22, 2010
  Apr 22, Respect Privacy by Laws, Not Deletion
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Daily Digest: April 22, 2010
 
 
 
Email, Messaging & Collaboration

A Website That Provides the Most Comprehensive Comparison of the Top Email Marketing Software & Autoresponder Companies has Gone Live
Email-Marketing-Software-Solutions.com has solved the problem of choosing the right email marketing software and autoresponder company by comparing and explaining over thirty features offered by the top companies

Concurrency Helps Microsoft Launch SharePoint 2010 at Milwaukee Event
Concurrency's experts provide insight and Q&A during Microsoft 2010 launch event

Clearswift's "Web 2.0 in the Workplace" report launched
The global report shows a startling change compared to three years ago.

Syneto Enhances its Total Email Security Solution with Commtouch Technology  

Partnership to offer free malware cleaning tool for PC users
Sunbelt Software, a leading provider of Windows security software, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Malwarebytes, the makers of malware cleaning tools to increase the security of the Internet.

Blog Item(s)

Respect Privacy by Laws, Not Deletion

We've argued that most of us will end up storing almost all digital information indefinitely, because:

  • Storage is getting cheaper and faster all the time.
  • The costs of deletion are greater than keeping digital information.
  • A (very) small proportion of old digital information will actually be of some value.
  • It's surprisingly hard to delete information.

For example, see our past bulletins, Expect to Archive Everything, and You, Dear Reader, Are Immortal.

On the other hand, preserving privacy is an excellent reason to delete information. For example, a bank might wish to retain confidential information on a customer only so long as is necessary, because otherwise that information might later leak out, for example via a disaffected employee.

Software analyst Curt Monash recently argued that rather than pass laws that require that information be deleted, laws should instead prohibit certain types of use of stored information:

  • Vast amounts of sensitive information about us are being stored -- our emails and instant messages, things we've purchased, adult Web sites we visit, files we share, cellphone locations, etc.
  • The information is stored in very many different places, such as servers and local hard disks at work, on PCs at home, places in the cloud, memory sticks, etc.
  • There's not much that can be done about the existence of this information. It's utterly out of control, even if we were to restrict the information concerned to that maintained by a single organization.
  • Big Brother, unethical businesses, and other malevolent forces will be sorely tempted to seek out and misuse stored information in ways that intrude on people's freedoms and privacy.
  • The best way to handle this is not by requiring that the information be deleted--this is impractical. Instead, laws should be passed that prohibit stored information being used in particular ways.

To learn more about Curt's views, see this short essay. He's probably right. An invitation-only conference to explore the idea further will take place in October 2010, at Stanford University, California. Your current interlocutor is fortunate in that he's been invited. This is an important issue and he plans to attend.

... David Ferris

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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 2010.


 
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
  Apr 21, Daily Messaging, Collaboration, Compliance News
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Daily Digest: April 21, 2010
 
   
 
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
Surprising how there continues to be new entracts in the email archiving market

RenewData's Vestigate Software Delivers 88% Cost Savings to Fortune 500 Client Currently Engaged in eDiscovery
Innovative, Human-Powered, Process Vastly Expedites Review in a Large, Time-Sensitive Case
There's a great need for intelligent linguistic analysis to reduce document review costs. Usually, despite hype, vendors offerings are crude today

Websense Enables Formula One Team to Protect in Real-Time and Prevent Data Leaks
Websense Web Security Gateway and Websense Data Security Suite Safeguards Users and Intellectual Property at Red Bull Technology From Dynamic and Blended Web Threats and Data Loss
Some people will be excited to learn that a small group of car racing folk are interested in web protection and DLP

Iron Mountain's New Litigation Support Solution Cuts Cost and Complexity of Discovery
Solution packages technology and consulting services to help ready organizations for litigation; April 28 Webinar will offer tactics for litigation preparedness
Today, e-discovery is a major driver for archiving. Longer term, it won't be such an important driver

 
Email, Messaging & Collaboration

Colligo Networks Launches Version 4.1 of its Award-Winning Contributor for SharePoint Product Line
New Release Provides SharePoint 2010 Compatibility Along With a Host of New Features

Climbing the SharePoint Summit
Free virtual conference - May 20, 2010

Pennsylvania Inter-County Governmental Council Finds More Savings With Sendio Cloud Services
Messaging Security Migration Frees Up 97% of Email Bandwidth

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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.


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