Sun Microsystems has joined the thundering masses of vendors storming the Compliance and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) gates.
Today Sun announced the Sun Compliance and Content Management (CMS) Solution, a customer-ready system that integrates Sun's storage and compliance products, the expertise of its client solutions organization, and the Solaris Operating System with compliance software from AXS-One to deliver a compliance solution for electronic records.
The collaboration between Sun and AXS-One is focused on global regulatory compliance and business governance requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, SEC 17a-4, Gramm-Leach-Bliley and their equivalents.Today's announcement extends Sun's existing content and compliance offerings that include the Sun Content Infrastructure System powered by Sun StorEdge SAM-FS, the Sun StorEdge(TM) Compliance Archiving System, and its Content and Compliance Client Solutions Practice. Through integration with the AXS-One Compliance Platform, the offering provides a single platform for the management of all corporate electronic records including e-mail and instant messages.
"In the past few months, complying with government regulations has become a top priority for organizations around the world," said Ed Valdez, vice president of Integrated Solutions at Sun Microsystems. "Our customers have a critical need to get more out of their information assets and intellectual property while ensuring compliance with the regulations that affect them. This solution delivers authentication of and access to corporate information while ensuring maximum security anywhere, anytime -- and this translates into a real-time business advantage for our customers."
According to a December 2004 AMR Research alert by John Hagerty, public companies are projected to spend $6 billion in 2005 to become Sarbanes-Oxley compliant.
A study published in the same month by IT market research and advisory firm IDC states that email archiving applications revenue is expected to top $180 million worldwide in 2004, up from just $33 million two years ago, and to continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate of over 50% through 2008.
Cha-ching! ...goes Jonathan Schwartz
Stay tuned for further info. Sun has published very little at this time, however the curious minded can search Google
for some tastey tidbits.