Symantec To Acquire LiveOffice?

We hear strong rumors to the effect that Symantec is about to acquire LiveOffice. We believe them to be reliable.

This wouldn't be surprising:

  • Symantec is building its cloud-based offering
  • It has a strong on-premises archiving product (Enterprise Vault)
  • LiveOffice provides a strong cloud-based archiving offering
  • Nick Mehta, CEO, was in charge of Symantec's Enterprise Vault business until 2007

On the downside, the LiveOffice archiving capability is very different from that of Enterprise Vault. Only limited integration between the two would seem practical.

david.ferris@ferris.com

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