Email & Instant Messaging

Microsoft partners, and Gimmal have announced a strategic partnership to help business users with an easy way to capture, classify, store, find and retrieve important documents and emails in SharePoint, directly from Outlook.

Formerly dubbed Project Horizon, a a suite of cloud-based enterprise content managment apps have been launched by EMC Enterprise Content Division, known as the EMC LEAP family.

Workers wondering where their time goes should look at how they manage emails, new research suggests. In a  survey of US chief financial officers (CFOs) conducted for recruitment firm Robert Half, 17 percent said the time they spend on work email is wasted.

You’re not alone – the majority of people use email for communications of course (it’s the de facto standard), but also as a collaboration tool. Microsoft Outlook is now also the accidental storage system – a vast amount of an organisation’s knowledge resides in individual users’ inboxes.

SharePoint add-ins from have been consolidated into a single, unified offering, updated to that streamline workplace collaboration and make SharePoint easier to use in the enterprise environment.

Veritas Technologies has announced a multi-million dollar investment in new dedicated cloud data centres in Australia targetting the email archiving and e-discovery market.

US computer engineer Ray Tomlinson sent the first email back in 1971. The World Wide Web wasn’t invented until 18 years later, when CERN computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee came up with a solution sharing information on different computers. While email began as a simple communication tool, it’s had almost 45 years to evolve. Today it is also widely used as an information and storage platform. Instead of deleting an email after it is read, for example, most people archive or file it away for later reference.

Veritas Technologies has announced new innovations to Enterprise Vault 12 and Data Insight 5.1 including advanced classification, support for Box, and automated remediation workflows. Together they provide businesses with critical visibility into their unstructured data and empower informed decisions about what critical information to retain and what to delete for compliance, business value and discovery.  

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the huge US government agency that processes more than 230 million tax returns annually, has revealed its inability to preserve its employees’ emails and track those records down when needed.

Recommind has integrated Microsoft Office 365 into the newest version of Axcelerate, its cloud-based ediscovery platform. The collaboration streamlines discovery by enabling joint customers to easily and effectively cull data in the Office 365 environment before exporting it into Axcelerate for total visibility into discovery strategies.