New white paper from Microsoft describing how they handle the massive volumes of spam they receive. Great read!
Posted by P0stmaster at 4:34 PM
Discussion of accountability and limitation of risk through implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance mechanisms. Good quotes and references to SAS, Enron, Baring's merchant bank.
Posted by P0stmaster at 12:10 AM
You may recall me blogging about this company awhile back ... I was running a comparison of OutIndex versus LookOut and other desktop PST indexing technologies. At the time OutIndex was unable to complete indexing my PSTs, despite numerous calls on the phone with the founder and hours spent trying to get it working. I'm not surprised to see OutIndex trying to get into the e-mail archiving market, ... I'd caution people evaluating the OutIndex solution to (i) consider the company size (this is a *very* small company ... ) and (ii) if you decide to perform a technical evaluation, to thoroughly test scalability and indexing speed.
Posted by P0stmaster at 11:34 AM
Just realized I haven't blogged on this yet ... one of the products that I'm the product manager for currently - Quest MessageStats - has recently completed its largest-ever launch ... the launch of MessageStats 5.0. See this page for more information and numerous sample screenshots: http://wm.quest.com/products/messagestats/ ... read the what's new document at: http://wm.quest.com/library/getdocument.asp?target=qmswn ... and evaluate the product's business value by reading the product overview at http://wm.quest.com/library/getdocument.asp?target=qmspo.
Posted by P0stmaster at 12:32 AM
More consolidation in the search & indexing space that's becoming more and more important across the industry, be it to do with compliance or otherwise.
Posted by P0stmaster at 12:20 AM
Microsoft Corporation. Exchange Server Management Pack Guide for MOM 2005. Microsoft.com. Oct. 26, 2004.
New document from Microsoft discussing the Exchange Management Pack (available for Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003, not Exchange 5.5) for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005.
Posted by P0stmaster at 12:22 AM
Discussion of the increased importance of content filtering of e-mail within corporate networks.
Posted by P0stmaster at 12:04 AM
[Vendor Press Release] IMlogic Enables Hedge Funds to Meet New SEC Regulations with Instant Messaging Compliance Quickstart Package. Oct. 26, 2004.
Smart move by Francis de Souza and the folks at IMlogic. Another company trying to ride the Sarbanes-Oxley wave ... this time for Instant Messaging. Francis, btw, used to be President of Sendit back when Microsoft purchased them ... their technologies grew into RVP-based Exchange 2000 Instant Messaging capabilities ... then Francis left Microsoft to form IMlogic. Now they're in deep partnership with Microsoft it seems ...
Posted by P0stmaster at 12:01 AM
Some good examples of companies in which e-mail has gotten them into hot water. Specifics provided in some cases.
Posted by P0stmaster at 11:57 PM
Discussion of Japanese and European cars emerging on the market from Fiat and other manufacturers that permit drivers to read or listen to their e-mails while driving (well, hopefully while stopped ... but we know that won't always be the case). Makes me wonder if e-mail is actually stored locally in the cars ... presumably it's just webmail of sorts. I want one ...
Posted by P0stmaster at 11:47 PM
[Vendor Press Release] New Archiving Appliance from NorthSeas Launches Vendor-independent E-mail Management. NorthSeas. Oct. 26, 2004.
New appliance called the NorthSeas Guard E/N for e-mail archival announced by Ottawa-based NorthSeas AMT.
Posted by P0stmaster at 11:44 PM
[Vendor Press Release] Microsoft Celebrates Successful First Anniversary of Exchange Server 2003. Microsoft Corporation. Oct. 24, 2004.
Happy anniversary Microsoft Exchange Server 2003!
Posted by P0stmaster at 10:38 PM
This is an outstanding article, well worth a read. The concept of measuring the Total Cost of Failure is a very suitable way of approaching compliance-related initiatives. Deciding whether to address compliance-related issues and deploy related technologies along with appropriate procedures and policies in an effort to mitigate risk talks to much, much more than traditional ROI and TCO models address. I'd go as far as saying this is a "must read" from a compliance perspective.
Posted by P0stmaster at 10:32 PM
More on the desktop search/indexing race between Microsoft, Google & Yahoo. Will have an impact on the compliance space.
Posted by P0stmaster at 5:59 PM
RSS is definitely getting alot of attention these days as blogs (such as this one) gain increasing popularity rapidly. A day will come when compliance-related issues turn their attention towards the content streaming across RSS feeds.
Posted by P0stmaster at 9:47 AM
Interesting move by Yahoo. Acuisition of Stata Labs brings Bloomba content/attachment search tool for e-mail to Yahoo.
Posted by P0stmaster at 12:50 AM
Claburn, Thomas. Break-In At Berkeley May Have Compromised Data Of 1.4 Million Californians. InformationWeek. October 20, 2004
This story about the now-widely-publicized theft of UCBerkley's database containing 1.4 million Californians' Social Security numbers raises an interesting point from a compliance perspective. Many organizations spend a ton of time focused on identifying areas of elevated permissions (i.e., per Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Section 404, etc.) ... yet ignore almost entirely the usage profiles of individuals already "authorized" to access the data in question. Yet, as this story demonstrates, that addresses only part of the issue.
Posted by P0stmaster at 8:54 PM
Looks like a good seminar.
Posted by P0stmaster at 12:35 AM
Good article on the need for discovery of e-mail .... keep in mind the 4 main places you need to be able to discover for compliance reasons ... in your Exchange servers, in your backups, in your archives and in PSTs throughout your environment (unless you can manage PSTs/restrict them/archive them/etc.).
Posted by P0stmaster at 12:29 AM
Morphy, Erika. Microsoft Announces New Storage Vision. Enterprise Windows I.T. - Data Storage Today. Oct. 7, 2004.
Good coverage of the Microsoft Data Protection Server (DPS) announcement recently.
Eldredge, Chris. Preparing the Marketing Department for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance. DMNews. Oct. 18, 2004.
Interesting perspective on SOX.
Posted by P0stmaster at 11:46 PM
Discussion of data overload esp. pertaining to SME space. Also mention of corporate governance, regulatory compliance, privacy and other related issues.
Posted by P0stmaster at 12:58 AM
Paczkowski, John. If we keep our e-mail longer than 30 days, it starts to smell. SiliconValley.com. Oct. 11, 2004.
More coverage of Microsoft vs. Burst.com with some mention of e-mail retention policies and Microsoft's attempts at e-mail recovery.
Posted by P0stmaster at 1:44 AM
Wireless adoption continues to grow and wireless e-mail will continue to pose an ever-increasing challenge to corporate compliance efforts.
Posted by P0stmaster at 1:42 AM
Strupp, Joe. To E-Mail or Not to E-Mail: Can Reporters Offer Views in Private Correspondence? Editor & Publisher. Oct. 15, 2004.
Recent journalist who's private e-mails found their way into the limelight reinforces the oft-repeated warning to be careful what you put in writing or in e-mail.
Posted by P0stmaster at 1:40 AM
Sutton, Neil. Ontario Ministry Labours to Retrieve e-mail Lost in Crash. ITBusiness.ca. Oct. 13, 2004.
Wonder how the Ministry of Labour is doing with their Exchange recovery ... post here if you hear of any updates ...
Posted by P0stmaster at 1:36 AM
Khamsi, Roxanne. Paralysed man sends e-mail by thought breaking science news headlines. Nature.com. Oct. 13, 2004.
This really makes you think about e-mail ...
Posted by P0stmaster at 1:33 AM
More anti-terrorism legislation in the works ... this time in the EU. Affecting phone and e-mail data ...
Posted by P0stmaster at 1:29 AM
Microsoft Exchange - protecting it, managing it and keeping it running. AME Info Business News. Oct. 12, 2004.
Article from our Arab friends on the importance of protecting, managing and keeping Microsoft Exchange environments running.
Posted by P0stmaster at 1:25 AM
Proposed 10 e-mail/Internet etiquette tips.
Posted by P0stmaster at 1:20 AM
Short Q&A on traceability of e-mail.
Posted by P0stmaster at 1:19 AM
Example of appropriate e-mail usage policy at Washington Township School Board.
Posted by P0stmaster at 1:18 AM
[Vendor Press Release]. Online Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Resource Completes Successful Beta, Launches. eMediaWire. Oct. 13, 2005.
Looks like an interesting new portal focused on SOX info for CXO level individuals.
Posted by P0stmaster at 1:11 AM
Weiss, Todd R. Google Desktop Search app lets you 'google' your Windows PC. Computerworld. Oct. 15, 2005.
Interesting new application from Google called the Google Desktop Search program. Desktop indexing/cataloging and search will be an interesting space to watch over the coming year or so. I imagine this will end up heading down the compliance road as well with more powerful enterprise search capabilities with desktop reach just around the corner.
Posted by P0stmaster at 1:05 AM
Interesting short story on SOX with mention of some public companies who have decided to go private to avoid the implications of SOX. Amusing Bismarck quote as well.
Posted by P0stmaster at 11:15 AM
Asia Computer WeeklyExample of a company - Carlson Wagonlit- and their attempt at addressing compliance issues. Mention of e-mail and other data.
Just get the lawyer to e-mail it - The HeraldResults of a research study by Acritas finds 17% of companies surveyed report compliance as their #1 concern.
Posted by P0stmaster at 10:37 PM
InformationWeek > E-Mail Management > Finger On The Pulse Of E-Mail > October 4, 2004Good article on the need for e-mail management & compliance issues.
Posted by P0stmaster at 10:35 PM
Posted by P0stmaster at 10:22 AM
ZyLAB Introduces New E-Mail Archiving and Retrieval SolutionAnother new player in the Exchange archiving arena.
Posted by P0stmaster at 10:19 AM