Email Management News & Analysis
| Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
Despite the best efforts of social networking vendors to convince us to the contrary, email is alive and kicking in the enterprise. In fact, research from Dell shows 81 percent of enterprise workers consider it their most important collaboration tool.
The problem is it is not evolving.
| Wednesday Dec 18, 2013
Email isn't going away, no matter how hard we try. So instead of fighting it, I've decided to simplify it. Here are five apps I've tried to tame the email beast.
| Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer described last week’s massive email outage as “unacceptable” and something the company is taking very seriously. However, apart for promising remedial work to ensure it doesn’t happen again, she hasn’t outlined what the company is going to do about its ongoing problems — or given users any reassurance to hold on.
| Wednesday Nov 27, 2013
Manufacturing and “heavy industry” have much in common with respect to their enterprise content management (ECM) habits, and comparing your own organization against a wider peer group may help get you out of the status quo rut you may be in.
| Tuesday Nov 26, 2013
Metalogix's decision this month to deliver the Metalogix Total Email Management and Migration solution for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud signifies another effort from a software vendor to put stock into the cloud.
| Friday Nov 1, 2013
Two shuttered encrypted email service providers are joining forces in the aftermath of the US National Security Agency (NSA) spying scandal. Lavabit and Silent Circle have set up the Dark Mail Alliance to restore privacy to inboxes.
They're developing an open-source tool that could make peer-to-peer, end-to-end encryption a simple add-on for any email service — and they’re hoping major providers like Google and Microsoft will come on board.
| Friday Aug 30, 2013
Although there are demonstrable limits to being too rich or too thin, no one has ever proven that you can have too much storage. Microsoft is the latest to agree, with its announcement that it is doubling the size of its cloud mailboxes.
| Tuesday Aug 20, 2013
Microsoft Outlook.com Integration with Skype
Microsoft has announced that the integration of Skype and Outlook.com is now finally available in the US and Canada, as well as a number of European countries, having announced a preview version of the integration in the UK at the end of April.
| Monday Aug 19, 2013
HP Autonomy launches LinkSite to addresses the governance and security issues around file sharing and syncing, integrating these functions into the very heart of ECM.
| Thursday Aug 15, 2013
Here’s a little irony: Our attempt to set up an interview about changing an email culture to a SharePoint culture came via … email. We couldn’t resist.
| Wednesday Aug 14, 2013
If you always suspected that Google was reading your emails, in a legal motion filed in a California court, Google admits that it is indeed doing just that. And ... it says that users should not expect the content of their emails to be private.
| Monday Jul 15, 2013
All companies share a concern in reducing the cost and risk of unmanaged email. While the general approach I’m recommending works for large organizations, midsized organizations -- with terabytes or tens of terabytes rather than hundreds of terabytes of email to manage -- are a different animal.
| Thursday Jul 11, 2013
Earlier in the week we saw that the market for Secure Email Gateways (SEG) is a mature one with low digit growth expected annually over the coming years. We also saw that it is characterized by a move towards SaaS models with most vendors providing some kind of service offering. It is also dominated by five big vendors that have been in the market since the beginning.
| Wednesday Jul 10, 2013
If Gartner’s recently published Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways is anything to go by, email security is still a major concern for many enterprises. As a result, the market grew by nearly 2% last year. Some vendors, however, are bucking the low-growth trend with Proofpoint and Symantec showing double digit growth as potential buyers look to SaaS deployments.
| Tuesday Jun 18, 2013
Microsoft kills linked accounts functionality in Outlook.com
When Microsoft introduced Outlook.com as a Hotmail replacement that was equally good as both a personal and business email service, it also introduced linked accounts. Microsoft, however, has changed its mind about linked accounts and will scrap this functionality at the end of July.