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  1. Posted August 8, 2008 at 2:37 AM | Permalink

    Email from someone at Symantec who requested anonymity

    Mimosa has a lot of potential – they are the ones to watch. (Highest ranked competitor inside the EV team.) They are so dangerous because they have a great story for the mid-market and are laser-beam focused on what they do. The only thing that could derail them is a possible acquisition. What prevents them from winning more often in Europe is their exorbitant storage requirements. They capture so much information through the log shipping that in average you need 3 times the EV storage and 4 times the indexing space. I like what they are doing and they seem to have a very professional engineering process.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted August 26, 2008 at 8:12 AM | Permalink

    It remains amusing how Symantec keeps talking positive about Altavista as the only thing that is good about the engine is its size. While it works, it is missing functionality required and demanded by eDiscovery auditors and it will never be able to fix those gaps. Secondly .. it is dead .. DEAD .. it has been EOLed 5 years ago and will not see any new enhancements .. whether you own the code or not. Symatnec will evantually have to rip out Altavista and replace it with something different which will take away the storage advantage.

  3. Posted January 9, 2009 at 9:56 AM | Permalink

    January 9, 2009. Interesting scuttlebut on Mimosa from what I believe to be a reliable source. On the other hand, it’s not clear what conclusions to draw–almost all companies we look at had a tough Q4.

    Mimosa missed its numbers for the year by a fairly wide margin. [Mimosa says revenues doubled but the goal had been to triple them]

    Mimosa asked employees to take a 10% salary cut

    Mimosa gets nervous about the various issues that get discussed publicly in forums and reviews. Example at https://www.arconi.com/White-Papers/ev-v-mimosa.html. [Note: Mimosa tells us that Chuck Arconi worked briefly at Mimosa, and then resigned. He worked on various bug fixes while at Mimosa. Mimosa feels the postings are biased and unprofessional]

    Management and investors are getting nervous as there does not seem to be a good time for either buyouts or raising additional capital

    There is a real danger of running out of money, if product issues delay or kill deals. The win-rate against competitors as well as the average sales price are likely to have declined

  4. Posted January 13, 2009 at 8:21 PM | Permalink

    As it pertains to Mimosa I was front line support for approximately 3 months.

    What was not mentioned was that I ran Mimosa nearpoint as an administrator for almost 2 years, so my knowledge of the product ran pretty deep.

    My article was not biased or unprofessional. In fact it was completely factual and meant to inform and I received many emails thanking me for the article.

    I don’t believe that Mimosa is a bad product, just not for large enterprise installations. They fit in the small to medium size business as they do not scale well. They were upset by my article because it exposed those shortcomings. But it must have been right on target as they had their legal dept come after me for exposing trade secrets. Nice guys!

  5. Ian Bailey
    Posted April 17, 2009 at 5:42 PM | Permalink


    This is funny i enjoyed this one.

    Lets face it there is a lot of solutions for archiving in the market Symantec EV, Mimosa, Metalogix, GFI, SherpaSoftware, CommVault and many more.

    Lets just face it each solution is great in there own way, depending on the requirements of the company and the Mailbox User.

    If you want to find the right archive solution for your business pick 3 test along side each other ( Dont just go on price, reputation etc… ) pick a solution that solves all the issues you have that is abviously value for money in this current financial market.

  6. Posted April 21, 2009 at 5:59 PM | Permalink

    Does anyone know the total number of people riff’d from Mimosa in January and in April? Was it just sales or across the board? We are getting bombarded with ex-Mimosa resumes. I know the VC’s are not going to cough up more $ so did they cut deep enough to survive?

  7. Tom
    Posted July 28, 2009 at 7:01 AM | Permalink

    Re:Does anyone know the total number of people riff’d from Mimosa in January and in April? Was it just sales or across the board? We are getting bombarded with ex-Mimosa resumes. I know the VC’s are not going to cough up more $ so did they cut deep enough to survive?

    I have no numbers to share but afoaf says the Sales dept. was looking thin for a few weeks, not too many cuts elsewhere. He says the new sales team looks good so far… just wishes they’d stop saying ‘YES’ to everything the prospects ask… Mimosa will NOT solve world hunger 😉

  8. archiving-insider
    Posted February 19, 2010 at 8:18 PM | Permalink

    I hear Mimosa is being acquired by Iron Mountain for 112M.

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