Lacy, Sarah. Archiving old e-mails makes big business for startups. Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. Feb 23, 2004.

Article on startups in the Exchange archiving market. Mention of Zantaz's Educom acquisition.


SearchExchange.com Webcast: Simplify Your Exchange Migration Planning. March 11, 2004 12 PM EST. Sign up here.

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Ambrosio, Johanna. The next step for meta data: Application integration. ADTmag.com. Feb. 1, 2004.

This article takes the perspective that managing vast amounts of unstructured data (i.e. e-mail) should really be all about managing the associated meta data well.

Bushell, Sue. To Have and to Hold. CIO. Feb. 6, 2004.

Article on overwhelming growth in e-mail storage requirements. Touches on SoX. Has some good tips on defining a storage architecture, treating storage as a service, and choosing a storage vendor.

Kral, Ron. Technology Implications of Sarbanes-Oxley. Wisconsin Technology Network. Jan 28, 2004.

Very well-written overview of Sarbanes-Oxley esp. from the perspective of impact of Sections 302, 404 and 409 on content, document and process technologies.

ePolicy Institute - ePolicies

Great page on eMail policies.

New Survey on Workplace E-Mail Reveals Disasters in the Making: 14% of US Companies Ordered to Produce Employee E-Mail. The ePolicy Institute. 2003.

Results of 2003 Electronic Policy & Practices Survey. Many good quotables ... worth a read.

Execs Rely on Admins to Manager E-Mail Overload, Poll Reveals: Admins Often Ghostwrite and Delete the Boss' E-Mail. The ePolicy Institute. Apr. 15, 20

Some interesting stats concerning administrative assistants ghostwriting e-mails. 43% of administrative professionals ghostwrite e-mail under executives' names. 29% of admins are authorized to delete e-mail addressed to the executive. 26% of admins screen executives' in-coming e-mail.

Smith, Erika. E-mail deluge ups demand for storage space. Indystar.com. Feb. 16, 2004.

Another article on SoX and archiving. This one has some good quotables including: "E-mail has now become such an accepted form of communication that it now can be subpoenaed into court," said Hager (managing partner of Akron Ohio accounting firm Schlabig & Assoc.) A recent ePolicy Institute survey of 1,100 U.S. companies found that 14 percent have been ordered by a court or regulatory body to produce employee e-mail, up from 9 percent just two years ago.

Burry, Christopher & Merideth Carroll (Avenade). Save or toss? Key Considerations when Archiving Email - Computerworld. Feb. 20, 2004.

Good brief primer by two folks at Avenade concerning e-mail policy and the role of archiving ... emphasizing the need for companies to establish an email management policy.

Lucas Mearian. Regulations, volume and capacity add archiving pressure - Computerworld Sidebar. Feb. 16, 2004.

Good article with lots of tangible examples of companies employing archival solutions to assist with regulatory compliance and e-mail storage volume.

ZANTAZ, EDUCOM Aim for Email Archiving Dominance. Internetnews.com. Feb. 18, 2004.

Another e-mail archiving vendor purchased. ZANTAZ has acquired Ottawa-based Educom TS Inc.

Hard Drive WORM Could 'SNAP' Users Into Compliance. Transform Magazine. March 2004.

New appliance SnapLock solution from Network Appliance (who purchased IXOS) that archives e-mail using a traditional permanent WORM-type approach. Vendor suggests this as a solution for regulatory compliance i.e. SoX, SEC 17a-4, Basel II, HIPPA, 21 CFR Part 11 and the EU Data Protection Act.

Ximian Evolution

Fascinating ... I just had to have a look at this product. Some cool screenshots of this Linux Email client that can connect to Exchange via the Ximian Connector for Microsoft Exchange (http://www.ximian.com/products/connector/).

Moscovic, Jeremy. Linux Hits Microsoft Desktop. Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online, March 1, 2004.

Interesting commentary on LinuxWorld 2004 and especially concerning Ximian Evolution, a Microsoft Outlook 'clone' that, when combined with Ximian Connector for Microsoft Exchange (another product that Ximian sells) allows MAPI-connectivity to Microsoft Exchange Servers.

Moore, Cathleen. InfoWorld: Accellion rolls out e-mail attachment caching: February 25, 2004.

Interesting appliance-based attachment caching solution by Accellion. [Accellion is an archiving vendor.]

E-mail Ensnarls St. Louis-Based Bank in Privacy Inquiry. BankInfoSecurity.com. Feb. 2004.

Brief article on Southern Commercial Bank's e-mail woes. Essentially they emailed unsecured personal data to an independent computer programmer ... getting them into hot water.

Kavanagh, Rich. The top ten email spamming countries. I.T. Vibe. Feb. 26, 2004.

Top 10 Spam-generating countries are (in decending order): US, Canada, China, S. Korea, Netherlands, Brazil, Germany, France, UK, Australia, Others ...

Brelsford, James et al. The Federal CAN-SPAM Act -- New Requirements for Commercial E-Mail. Jones Day. Feb. 26, 2004.

Commentary on US Federal CAN-SPAM Act passed by US congress in December 2003.

Email Marketing: Best Practices. Opt-in News (SubsciberMail.

Interesting article on e-mail marketing best practices written by an e-mail marketing company.

Dutta, Sanjay. Postal e-volution: Dakiya e-mail laya - The Times of India. Feb. 26, 2004.

Interesting article about how e-mail is playing a vital role in inter-post-office communications within India's snail mail system. Basically mail is scanned at one post office, sent to the destination post office via e-mail ... printed out, stuffed in an envelope and ... you guessed it, hand delivered to its destination!

Boswell, Bill. Column: Exchange 2003 Migration Roadmap. Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online. Feb. 2004.

Step-by-step roadmap for companies migrating from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003.

Microsoft Exchange MVP Bios. Microsoft Corporation. Feb. 26, 2004.

FYI this link was just posted on microsoft.com featuring the 100 or so (my things have grown!) Exchange Server MVPs worldwide.

Microsoft Office Solution Accelerator for Sarbanes-Oxley

The Microsoft® Office Solution Accelerator for Sarbanes-Oxley can help organizations facilitate compliance initiatives related to sections 302 and 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The accelerator combines software components, templates and architectural guidance, allowing customers and partners to implement complete solutions that enhance visibility over financial processes and internal controls.

HP Exchange 2003 Customer Academy. March 15 - 19, 2004, Orlando. Hewlett-Packard Company.

This outstanding event will be held March 15-19th in Orlando. Some of the top HP Exchange experts such as Donald Livengood, Pierre Bijaoui, Kieran McCorry, Kevin Laahs, Dung Hoang-Khac and others will be leading this event. Should be fantastic! Event registration is now full.

CRN : Daily Archives : Microsoft Exchange Gets New Boss : 2:03 PM EST Mon., Jan. 12, 2004.

Mention of David Thompson's taking the helm of the Exchange Server Product Group from Mohsen Al-Ghosein.

IBM Remail. International Business Machines.

Writeup on IBM Remail client. Some interesting ideas and concepts here (and a lot of similarities to Outlook as well). Things I found interesting were: · their treatment of threading · their incorporation of RSS, NNTP & blogs into their mail reader · in-sight and out-of-sight concepts · thread arcs and the whole visualization attempt at mapping data

Solution Accelerator for Microsoft Systems Architecture (MSA) Enterprise Messaging. Microsoft Corporation. Feb. 4, 2004.

This Solution Accelerator takes advantage of the earlier Microsoft® Systems Architecture (MSA) documentation and extends it by providing guidance for integrating and delivering messaging services.

Microsoft Exchange Controls 31% of Corporate Business E-mail Market. The Radicati Group Inc. Feb. 25, 2004.

A New Study From The Radicati Group, Inc. Shows That the Installed Base of Exchange 2000/2003 Is Surpassing That of Exchange 5.5

Nash, Emma. New features added to SA licensing. Computing, Feb. 25, 2004.

Microsoft has started to restrict certain Exchange functionality and other related items to its Software Assurance (SA) subscriber base. Additional SA benefits include training vouchers and the Intelligent Message Filter (IMF) coming in Exchange 2003 SP1.

Murphy, Kevin. Gates Rallies Support for Email Authentication. Computer Business Review Online, Feb. 25, 2004.

References Bill Gates' recent proposals for e-mail "caller ID" during his keynote at the RSA Conference 2004. Also references Coordinaged Spam Reduction Initiative that Microsoft (CSRI) White Paper and related request for comments from the industry. Also touches on Microsoft Exchange Edge Services, also announced at the event.

Investigation launched into e-mail leak about Pacific Lumber fraud suit (AP). SignsOnSanDiego.com. Feb. 19, 2004.

Email concerning lawsuit against Pacific Lumber somehow stolen from computer of Assistant District Attorney.

E-mails you wish you’d never sent: E-mail is a great tool of communication but sometimes just a click of the send button can spell disaster. BBC News.

Discussion of leaks from Pentagon, Royal Navy, UK Ministry of Defense to schoolgirl Claire McDonald through mistaken inclusion in Distribution List (typo).

Guardian Unlimited - Observer Exclusive. US Plan to Bug Security Council. Mar. 2, 2003.

Text of the leaked email referenced in Lane.

Lane, Megan. The rise of the whistle-blower. BBC News Online Magazine. February 26, 2004.

Discussion of how Katharine Gun’s (translator working at GCHQ) leaked email demonstrated that UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) was asking British intelligence service officers to tap phones of UN delegates about to vote on war in Iraq.

Clearing that e-mail backlog. BBC News, August 27, 2003.

Article on e-mail overload.

Ward, Mark. When e-mail bites back. BBC News. Sept. 1, 2003.

This excellent article is part of a 10-part series the BBC did on e-mail usage.

BBC News. Microsoft launches 'leak-proof' e-mail. BBCi, October 19, 2003.

Discussion of Microsoft's "Information Rights Management" which will help prevent recipients of e-mails from printing, forwarding or reading certain e-mails.

Summers, Bobby. E-mail leak may have cost provost's job. Daily Cougar, September 25, 1995.

Older article (1995) concerning e-mails leaked from the University of Houston. Demonstrates that e-mail leaks have been around for a long time.

White, Michael & Andrew Clark. Special report: Paddington Train Crash - Ministers bid to plug email leak. Guardian Unlimited, June 7, 2002

E-mails leaked from the UK Department of Transport concerning the Paddington train crash. [Includes link to leaked e-mail exchange.]

Understanding Exchange Usage: Analysis & Reporting

I'm currently working at Quest Software as Product Manager for a number of Microsoft Exchange management solutions, including this one - Quest MessageStats. MessageStats focuses heavily on Exchange usage, capacity and service delivery metrics, and includes great inventory reports to help out in pre-migration assessments (or other Exchange assessments) if you're planning an Exchange migration (from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003, for example). [Quest Software is a vendor with many solutions for Windows and Exchange management & migrations.]

Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 & Email

This article by KVS Inc. provides a good overview of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 (Sections 302 & 404) as they apply to e-mail and e-mail archival. [KVS Inc. is an E-mail archival vendor.]

Email Compliance Webinar: SEC17a-4, Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA

This biweekly web seminar by AXS-One provides an overview of policies (i.e. SEC, NASD, SEC17a-4), Sarbanes-Oxley & HIPPA) as they apply to e-mail and, specifically, e-mail archival. [AXS is an E-mail archiving vendor.]