Selecting an email system to fulfill the needs of a small-to-medium business (SMB) with 5-500 employees can be easy to do by following some practical and straightforward guidelines. Choosing a productive system involves finding the best combination of security, mobility, collaboration and ease-of-use, in addition to the basic functions of sending and receiving electronic messages.
Email has become today's most mission-critical communication channel. Each and every day, 800 million business users worldwide use email during the course of their work day and about 80 percent of a company's intellectual property passes though its email server. Email is a vital component of both internal communication between employees and external communication with customers and business partners. It has become such an integral part of normal day-to-day business operations that most companies simply cannot function without it: when email stops, your ability to conduct business also stops.
In order to better understand where spyware is going, or more importantly, where it’s evolved from, we actually need to wind the clock back a lot further than may be first imagined; in fact, over fifteen years. If we look at the embryonic stages of the anti-virus industry, around sixteen years ago there were the first boot-sector viruses. It has taken this time for viruses as we’ve traditionally known them to evolve towards the more commercially viable, or intellectual-property-theft status that we now associate with contemporary viruses, a fact not realized by many. This whitepaper goes in-depth to discuss the history of spyware and its evolving future.
The Internet has proven to be a vital communications medium for worldwide commerce, but as an open and unprotected global network it can also present a wide range of threats that can cripple any business organization. Several years ago, most Internet threats were relatively benign examples of a young adolescent’s technical expertise but over time they have evolved into increasingly sophisticated domestic and foreign attacks that are designed to capture financial, personal, or strategic business information. Threats now come in the form of deliberately malicious acts, and exploitative opportunities for hackers and/or organized crime. The impact is serious, and the landscape of victims is getting broader every day. In response, no organization can afford to have its networks remain unprotected.
In this free 15-minute podcast, Laura Ramos of Forrester Research explains how B2B marketers can leverage Web 2.0. Listen at your desk or on the road and discover: how to enhance marketing ROI by driving real engagement and dialog ... how to reach key decision-makers ... reasons behind the move from demand generation toward more organic demand management ... and more. Understanding Web 2.0 tactics is a must for B2B marketers who want to compete. Find out why; listen to this free podcast now.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Sep 25, 2008
Email is one of the most critical applications in use in business today: it is embedded in many business workflows, it is used by engineers to inform them of infrastructure issues and it is used to communicate with customers and business partners. In short, the modern organization has email at the heart of its communications and business processes. This makes it critical to minimize both the downtime and loss of email upon the outset of a business continuity event.
Business Intelligence helps retailers, warehouse staff, customer services agents, and your value chain realize new innovations, improve margins, and propel profits to new heights. Learn how Ace Hardware, Food Lion, and others leverage our software.
Breakout Solutions is pioneering the way in which organizations utilize Social Media to meet their online promotional objectives. Our proprietary video contest platform provides a turnkey solution for organizations that value interacting and communicating directly with their target market through social media. Web 2.0, has led to a more interactive and social landscape where content is no longer king, conversation is. Breakout Solutions can help your brand become a part of these conversations so that you have a better understanding of how others view your brand and utilize your products and services.
As your technology grows with your business, your employees need to become experts at using many forms of communication. This IP Telephony eKit will show you how the 3Com and Nortel IP Telephony systems make it easy to bring employees, partners and customers closer together, accelerating and improving decision making across the entire business.
Most white papers and webinars available on the Internet about choosing enterprise middleware focus the selection process around criteria such as licensing costs, technical coverage of long lists of specified functionalities, and vendor viability. While these criteria may have been suitable in the past, the experience of many enterprise architects leading J2EE projects over the past few years suggest that they are not enough. What’s missing? People costs.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Sep 18, 2008
Even when facing challenging economic times, businesses still need to communicate and rely on technology to connect with customers, partners, suppliers and their own employees. Cutting back on communications spending will have a negative effect in a long downturn. It will leave any business that does so with fewer options when conditions improve and at a disadvantage compared to competitors that continue to invest. However, there are 10 steps that can be taken to grow the value and use of communications, while controlling costs.
Published By: LaGarde
Published Date: Sep 10, 2008
It's difficult to pick up a news report without reading about another data breach or case of identity theft. With so much personal and financial information stored and transmitted electronically, consumers are at greater risk than ever of becoming victims of fraud.
Published By: Faronics
Published Date: Sep 10, 2008
IT Managers are tasked with making the desktop environment more secure and locked down to a uniform corporate standard, yet flexible enough to handle the myriad of exceptions that arise across the enterprise. Centralized Configuration Management (CCM) tools are great, especially in environments with branch offices. But CCM tools can’t do the big job of making your environment inherently more secure or more flexible.
You understand the value Microsoft Exchange Server can bring to your company but the internal deployment delays, administrative complexity and cost of Exchange just isn't practical. Business and technical executives strive to find time to focus on running their business and avoid the distractions of managing a 24X7 application such as Exchange. The time and expense of running a Microsoft Exchange Server in-house may simply be too much for a company your size.
Today, companies have more at risk than ever before. To stay in business, they must evolve their traditional business continuity programs to include continuous enhancements. They must also provide continuous service and support to their customers, suppliers, stockholders and stakeholders. The best approach requires a detailed analysis of both business and technical requirements, an understanding of available options, and a deep inspection of the many variables that will support their ultimate strategy.
For businesses around the world, email has become the primary means of communication with people inside and outside of the organization. Business transactions kick off in the form of an email, most customers use e-mail to negotiate contracts and agreements and exchange invoices and payment information. Email is also heavily used by marketing departments to issue mailshots to customers announcing new offers and special deals and so on.
Today, 84% of IT organizations view automation as a top investment priority for delivering on business outcomes. Explore key priorities and trends based on IDC’s global survey of 164 IT professionals, including the role of automation across “IT silos” and virtualization, cost efficiencies and process standardization, and market maturity. Read this new IDC survey to learn more.
Shrinking product development cycles coupled with demanding product requirements and increasingly complex design implementations can overwhelm a design team. The technical risk of employing new, complex, high-speed processor technology can often deter a design group from incorporating new technology in their product designs.
Read this whitepaper now to learn all about 4G. New technologies, benefits and features of 4G will all be discussed in this white paper. Read now if you are considering future 4G deployment and find out how iPass can help!
Published By: Utimaco
Published Date: Aug 18, 2008
Data protection programs at most organizations are concerned with protecting sensitive data from external malicious attacks, relying on technical controls that include perimeter security, network/wireless surveillance and monitoring, application and point security management, and user awareness and education. In this paper, the different leakage points are mapped with regulations and best practices.
Today’s web and application infrastructure continues to expand applications for e-commerce, and communications with customers, partners and internal employees. For those responsible for deploying, maintaining and supporting these networked applications, there is an increasing need to get the highest performance out of datacenter equipment, while simplifying the complexity that causes excess overhead and unnecessary costs.
The days of deploying new equipment for the sake of having the latest and greatest ended when the Internet bubble burst. So when you know it's time for a network upgrade, you need to have more than the technical facts — you need to arm yourself with a rock-solid business case. Start with these 10 ways to sell the members of your upper-management team on the network upgrade.
Published By: Sportgenic
Published Date: Jul 24, 2008
This white paper provides the digital media professional with a comprehensive introduction to digital ad networks. It explains what ad networks are, the roles they play for advertisers, and the key market segments of the business. It also offers advice on how to select an ad network for your brand.
Published By: Vertica
Published Date: Jul 23, 2008
Read how Comcast, the largest cable communications company in the U.S., is using Vertica Analytic DBMS able to quickly collect and analyze data being generated by millions of network devices to ensure quality of service and accuracy of capacity planning to ensure a consistently good customer experience.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Jul 17, 2008
Mobile unified communications allows organizations to provide employees with the ability to collaborate and communicate efficiently, as well as access information on-demand. An exclusive Computerworld online survey offers insight into how companies can develop cost-effective strategies for implementing or improving mobile applications and foster an efficient workplace.