NewsGator Extends Social Capabilities to Microsoft SharePoint 2007

NewsGator Technologies announced NewsGator Social Sites, its social networking and collaboration enhancements to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007. Key features: Enterprise 2.0 functionality, integrated presence, and improved interface and usability, among others. Available July 2007.... read more »

Making Virtual Teams More Productive – Ten Golden Rules

Article discussing 10 rules for making virtual teams work.... read more »

LiveOffice Survey Reveals Organizations are Unprepared for E-Discovery Requests

Article discussing an Osterman Research study of IT mangers and end users on email retention policies and their ability to produce email as part of a legal action. read more »

eSoft Introduces ThreatWall Web Security Gateway

eSoft released ThreatWall Web Security Gateways, its Internet security appliance. Key features: URL filtering, web content filtering, and malware detection, among others. Available immediately.... read more »

Comverse Introduces IMS Applications Suite 2.0, Accelerating Time-To-Market for IMS-Based Services

Comverse released version 2.0 of Comverse IMS Applications Suite, its IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) enabling solution. Key enhancements: InSight Total Communication Portfolio, PC Communicator which extends mobile voice, video and converged messaging capabilities to a PC, and Mobile Communicator which provides communication and messaging on dual-mode mobile devices, among others. Available immediately.... read more »

Trend Micro Releases Innovative Security Protection Enhancement Package for Consumers Using Windows Vista

Trend Micro released Trend Micro OS Protection, its security enhancement package for Windows Vista users running Trend Micro Internet Security. Adds Trend Micro Firewall Booster and Trend Micro Pre-Startup Scan. Available immediately.... read more »

Open Text Releases FirstClass Collaboration Suite 9.0

Open Text released version 9.0 of FirstClass Collaboration Suite, its integrated communications and collaboration solution. Key enhancements: support for archiving services, extended mobility support, feature enhancements mail, contacts and calendars, among others. Available immediately. read more »

Motorola Introduces Good Mobile Messaging 5

Motorola announced version 5 of Good Mobile Messaging, its mobile email solution. Key enhancements: group and find by conversation and sender, calendaring, and edit and send documents, among others. Available September 2007.... read more »

Cisco Launches Self-Defending Network v3.0

Cisco announced it has completed the acquisition of IronPort Systems, a provider of messaging and web security solutions, for $830 million.... read more »

Survey Shows Unified Communications Critical to Teleworking, Disaster Recovery and Continuity of Operations Planning

Article discussing a Cisco survey of federal IT decision makers which concludes that the coordination of a mobile or remote workforce will be improved through unified communications.... read more »

BitDefender Unveils Three New Powerful Windows and UNIX-Based Security Solutions for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

BitDefender released BitDefender Security for Mail Servers, BitDefender Security for Exchange and BitDefender Security for Samba, its security solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. Security for Mail Servers and for Exchange provides antivirus, antispyware, antispam, antiphishing, and content and attachment filtering engines. Security for Samba provides antivirus and antispyware protection for Samba network shares. Available immediately.... read more »

Is 2007 the Last Version of Exchange as We Know It?

Cisco Launches Self-Defending Network v3.0

Cisco announced it has completed the acquisition of IronPort Systems, a provider of messaging and web security solutions, for $830 million. read more »

Making Virtual Teams More Productive – Ten Golden Rules

Article discussing 10 rules for making virtual teams work. read more »

Meet the Spammers #1: Pills and Porno

I was recently asked by a journalist, “So who are these spammers, anyway?” There are many different types of spammer. This is the first in a series of bulletins describing them. Many spammers are affiliates of vendors of products that can cause embarrassment. These are the sort of product or services that you might not […]... read more »

Cortado Offers Hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Cortado launched Hosted BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Includes the Cortado Business Plus Exchange Email package with a 2GB mailbox, virus protection and a spam filter. Available immediately.... read more »

Mindquarry Introduces Mindquarry GO – Hosted Version of its Open Source Collaborative Software

Mindquarry launched Mindquarry GO, its hosted collaboration service. Offers online access to the features of Mindquarry, including task management, file sharing, wiki editing and team management. Available immediately in a beta version.... read more »

Nuance to Acquire Tegic Communications

Nuance Communications announced a a definitive agreement to acquire Tegic Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL and a developer of embedded software for mobile devices, for $265 million. ... read more »

Members Approve WS-ReliableMessaging as OASIS Standard

OASIS announced that its members have approved Web Services Reliable Messaging version 1.1 as an OASIS Standard. Provides a modular mechanism that identifies, tracks, and manages the reliable transfer of messages between a source and a destination.... read more »

Gartner Predicts Instant Messaging Will Be De Facto Tool for Voice, Video and Text Chat by The End of 2011

Article discussing Gartner’s prediction that IM will be the de facto tool for voice, video and text chat by the end of 2011.... read more »

Social Networking Will Go Mainstream for Business

Email Records Reveal Health Officials’ Anguish

Members Approve WS-ReliableMessaging as OASIS Standard

OASIS announced that its members have approved Web Services Reliable Messaging version 1.1 as an OASIS Standard. Provides a modular mechanism that identifies, tracks, and manages the reliable transfer of messages between a source and a destination. read more »

Mindquarry Introduces Mindquarry GO – Hosted Version of its Open Source Collaborative Software

Mindquarry launched Mindquarry GO, its hosted collaboration service. Offers online access to the features of Mindquarry, including task management, file sharing, wiki editing and team management. Available immediately in a beta version. read more »

File archiving 2: who should look at file archiving

Article discussing who should be looking at and considering file archiving.... read more »

Taneja Group: Virtualized File Archiving

Taneja Group released “Taneja Group: Virtualized File Archiving,” its whitepaper. Discusses a solution that integrates the advantages of global file virtualization with the strengths of CAS, while preserving high levels of scalability and performance. Available immediately.... read more »

Protection Methodology for Malware Variant Attacks

CA released “Protection Methodology for Malware Variant Attacks,” its whitepaper. Offers a complete understanding of the recent advances in the creation of malware variants.... read more »

What are end users doing?

Article discussing the results of a recently conducted a survey of end users around the world with respect to their use of messaging technologies.... read more »

IBM Launches Lotus Quickr Team Collaboration Suite

IBM released IBM Lotus Quickr, its team collaboration solution. Provides a team collaboration model with a shared content library, team workspaces, wikis, blogs and business templates. Available immediately.... read more »

Build a Web 2.0 Platform and Employees Will Use It

Article discussing web 2.0 applications in the enterprise and employee acceptance and use of them.... read more »

eSoft Announces InstaGate Firewall Feature Release

eSoft announced an updated version of the firmware for InstaGate, its security gateway appliance. Key enhancements: multiple NAT modes, VoIP security, and dual-WAN failover, among others. Available immediately.... read more »

ZANTAZ Adds Client Portal and Flexibility to First Discovery Platform Delivering Ultra-Secure Electronic Data Discovery (EDD) to Global Companies

ZANTAZ announced and updated release of First Discovery, its hosted electronic data discovery solution for native file processing. Key enhancements: improved options, user access to real-time metrics, and international data privacy laws, among others. read more »

Sophos challenges McAfee and Symantec with new solution which gives companies control as well as security

Sophos released version 7.0 Sophos Endpoint Security and Control, its anti-virus solution. Key enhancements: single anti-virus client detects viruses, spyware and adware, central management console, and Active Directory synchronization, among others. Available immediately. read more »

Quest Software to Acquire ScriptLogic

Quest Software announced a definitive agreement for Quest to acquire ScriptLogic, a provider of systems lifecycle management solutions for Windows-based networks, for approximately $90 million. The acquisition is expected to be completed early in the 3Q2007. read more »

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