Email & Instant Messaging

Support for Office 2016 and Windows 10 has been announced with the release of OnePlaceMail 7.2 as well as the ability to prompt for suggested filing locations for emails saved to SharePoint/Office 365.

A company’s email server was once the main source of collected end-user data, but now mobile and text messages are an integral part of the eDiscovery process. Druva Mobile Forensics has added a new capability that automatically and transparently collects data from an organisation’s Android devices, allowing enterprise IT, information security and legal teams to easily facilitate compliance and eDiscovery requests.

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) has approved the use of Citrix Worx Mobile Apps for up to PROTECTED level communications in Australia, making Citrix becomes one of the few vendors in Australia able to provide assurances to government departments they can securely access and email official and classified information and systems from a suitable mobile device.

Following the revelations of Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account in March this year, IDM contact a number of Australian and New Zealand government ministers to ask if they had similar habits. Many confirmed their strict use of government email services for official government business. Significantly, in light of revelations this week, then Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull was one who failed to respond.

Macquarie University is migrating staff email away from Gmail to Office 365, due to concerns about data sovereignty. The university plans for all staff email and calendars to be migrated to Office 365 by the end of this year.

An effective information governance strategy depends on many intricate pieces. Like a jigsaw puzzle, if all of those pieces don’t fit together, the whole is not going to show the entire picture. If you have captured, processed and archived some of your business information, but not all of it, there are missing pieces of the information governance puzzle. It is important to understand where your information comes from, how to ensure it is available for analysis, and how you plan to access it in the future.

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton isn’t the only one who used a personal email account to conduct government business, with sole discretion over which emails she kept or deleted. US Department of Energy employees routinely use private email accounts for public business and decide on their own which emails to keep or delete, according to the DOE Office of Inspector General. The US government employs more than 13,000 people at the department.

Harmon.ie wants to end the Outlook-SharePoint struggle by treating email as full-fledged documents rather than having emails managed separately from other business documents. The company claims the common use of two repositories (Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint) for storing connected business information creates a massive organisational burden when workers need to find relevant information quickly, especially for audit, discovery or compliance needs. 

Colligo, a Canadian developer of email and records management solutions for SharePoint /Office 365, has opened a new Asia Pacific office in Melbourne, Australia. Frankie Pope, former systems and operations manager at Colligo, will take on the new responsibility of regional manager.

FBI investigators are launching a new case to see if emails sent and received by Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton had the correct classification markings following revelations that an insider may have stripped the most serious “secret” markings from her emails.

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