Email & Instant Messaging

Sonasoft has announced the release of SonaVault 5.0, a major upgrade to its email archiving and eDiscovery software. SonaVault 5.0 now features a performance boost that archives email and produces complex eDiscovery searches eight times faster than previous versions. 

Revelations that the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and cabinet ministers (including a specific Defence-related WhatsApp group) are using Facebook’s messaging system WhatsApp for confidential discussions have raised issues around cybersecurity. The use of WhatsApp by government officials also raises legal issues.

A recent survey of 4,006 employees in North America and Europe found that 49 percent of mid-market managing directors (MDs) and C-level executives (CxOs) have used a personal email account to send sensitive business information.

In today’s litigious society, preserving your company’s data is a must if you (and your legal team) want to avoid hefty fines for data spoliation. But what about when you move to the cloud? has announced that its Outlook add-on, Collage, is now available for free on the Microsoft Office Store. Collage is described as topic-driven interface to help users focus on what matters most, by leveraging the environment where they are most comfortable: email.

Fookes Software has announced version 4 of its email migration tool, Aid4Mail. The new release adds a new utility, as well as features enabling IT Professionals to perform large-scale email migrations quickly and efficiently.

OpenText is having another stab at weaning us off email as a collaboration tool, with a new social media add-on to its ECM platform it calls Bandaroo.

For a great many organizations email is the part of the information resource that is in greatest need of improved management.  Emails can be an important part of the documentation trail for transactions, yet are often ‘managed’ by having users save them in private folders within their Outlook mailboxes.

A report by the US State Department Inspector General criticises US presidential contender Hillary Clinton for ignoring official guidelines in using a personal email server for official communications.

MxHero, developer of email and cloud convergence technology, has launched a new feature that allows companies to more easily file and collaborate over important emails. Part of its Mail2Cloud Archive suite, the new feature provides automatic and intelligent filing of email to popular cloud storage.