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Yahoo has evidently been rummaging through its closet looking for stuff it can sell off, especially now that it’s decided it’s a consumer company and will put $100 million into promoting that image starting Tuesday. Anyway, that business construction reportedly means it doesn’t need Zimbra and its online, cross-platform Collaboration Suite, the open source-cum-commercial e-mail-shared calendar-instant messaging-and-document authoring widgetry it paid $350 million for it almost exactly two years ago. It’s been peddling the thing around, according to Boomtown’s Kara Swisher, the Yahoo familiar. Yahoo’s reportedly not harboring any delusions that it’ll get anywhere near what it paid for the thing. Swisher thinks it could go to rival Google or maybe Comcast, a Zimbra client, or maybe a private equity firm, maybe even Redpoint Ventures, one of Zimbra’s original investors... (more)

Cloud Computing, Big Data & Smart Mobile Apps to Drive IT Spending in 2014

Big bucks continue to be spent on hardware and software, with a marked increase in cloud services, according to a new report. Forrester released the data of its annual survey on IT spending worldwide and detected areas with higher spending, including apps and tablets. Forrester Research's annual report on worldwide IT spending split the amount of $2.06 trillion spent this year from businesses and governments between hardware, software and services related to the IT world. CIOs and IT decision-makers plan their biggest software spending increases in mobile applications and middleware, analytics, security, and collaboration software, according to an article on CloudTimes.org. Software registered the largest share of tech spending in 2013 and companies will continue to spend in this segment particularly on smart and cloud computing in 2014. While investment in legacy a... (more)

Zimbra on Ulitzer Topic Launched

Zimbra on Ulitzer news topic launched today to cover breaking news, blogs and opinion pieces on Zimbra. Zimbra is open source server software for email and collaboration - email, group calendar, contacts, instant messaging, file storage and web document management. The Zimbra email and calendar server is available for Linux, Mac OS X and virtualization platforms. Zimbra syncs to smartphones (iPhone, BlackBerry) and desktop clients like Outlook and Thunderbird. Zimbra also features archiving and discovery for compliance. Zimbra can be deployed on-premise or as a hosted email solution. Zimbra on Ulitzer Topic Founder: Jeremy Geelan Topic Contributors: Maureen O'Gara Glenn Rossman RealWire News Distribution Anne Taylor Reuven Cohen Guy Bunker Louis Naugès Jeremy Geelan Coach Wei Rob Gonda Alan Williamson John Eckman Jon Ferraiolo Kevin Haverlock Mohit Chawla Vijaya Bha... (more)

Is Email Dying?

Twitter on Ulitzer Have we reached the point where email’s influence over our electronic lives is waning? It is hard to imagine, especially for those of us who grew up in the minicomputer/PC era. For two generations, email was the killer application. It delivered information reliably and within a few minutes. But today the properties that made email so attractive for so long are now a liabiliity. “A few minutes” for a response is so last year, driven in no small part by texting and cell phone ubiquity. At the same time this was happening, wikis, blogs and social networks have begun to erode email’s document exchange role. The notion of sharing photos or a slide presentation using email attachments is becoming quaint. Now, the Internets have gotten faster, and seconds matter. Amazon offers same-day deliveries in a few cities. Motorola’s new Cliq Android phone aggregat... (more)

Hotmail Morphs into Outlook.com

Microsoft has reworked its browser-based Hotmail into a free, socialized, Facebook-friendly service it's calling Outlook.com, borrowing the name from its Office e-mail client. The idea is to stop Google's Gmail from eating into its turf. With 324 million users Hotmail is the largest online e-mail service on the planet. It has an estimated 36% of the global market to Gmail's quickly advancing 32%. Yahoo Mail also has 32%. After eight years of neglect, Hotmail has been given a simple Metro-like UI and an uncluttered Googlesque look that's tailored to small devices as well as PCs and Macs. It'll separate out e-mail with photo or document attachments. Messages with Office attachments will integrate with Office Web Apps for previews of Word, PowerPoint and Excel documents. Picture attachments will come up as a slideshow. It's supposed to recognize YouTube videos, calen... (more)

The Cloud: A Great Place for Enterprise E-mail

Recognizing e-mail as the central tool in today's contemporary business model is effortless - any breakdown in this mission-critical instrument and companies come to a virtual halt. Staff collaboration is limited, customer and vendor relationships are potentially compromised, and IT resources must be re-allocated to administer first aid, leaving other work sidetracked. The necessity of restoring the system becomes paramount, the monetary toll is secondary, and the debt to be paid is always exacted. In addition, e-mail is one of the first entry points into an organization and perhaps the single most targeted vector for enterprise security attacks. A recent Google-led study estimates that 94 percent of all e-mail is now spam, with threats that go far beyond the annoyance of unwanted e-mail to include malicious components such as phishing attacks, worms, Trojans, bots, ... (more)

Safeguard Your Organization with Cisco Email Security Solutions Webinar

Click Here to Register for Webinar! Please join us at one of our upcoming Email Security Webinars. Email Security is offered on Tuesday and Thursday. What You Will Learn in this Webinar Ensure world class protection: Block malware, blended threats and 99.999% of all SPAM entering your organization. Automatically encrypt sensitive outbound emails: Auto-encrypt sensitive or confidential communications leaving your organization. Improve compliance: Improve outbound email compliance and reporting with SOX, GLBA, HIPAA and State compliance policies. Simplify email security administration: Eliminate false positive SPAM alerts from your day to day activities. If you are interested in attending Web Security Solution Webinars as well, please click here. Click Here to Register for Webinar! ... (more)

IBM Webmail Scares Google to Death - Not

Reuters published an article titled "IBM takes on Google in business Web-mail market" - bold words but hey, this is Big Blue, right? We haven't seen much from IBM in the SaaS space yet, so this move was about time. What is surprising is the positioning of this offering, low function, low price ($36/user/year) but business Web-Mail. This simple Web-Mail offering is not based on Notes but on Outblaze, a more consumer oriented Web-Mail client from a company from Hong Kong that IBM bought cheaply earlier this year. To compete in the business mail space IBM needs to do more than this. Real business email offerings like Network Solutions nsMail Pro or 1&1 MailXchange offer fully featured messaging and groupware, with push mobility, Outlook and Mac integration, a fully featured Web client and much more. The only thing about "LotusLive iNotes" in common with Lotus Notes is th... (more)

‘The Data Science of Email’ By @SendGrid | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here There are 182 billion emails sent every day, generating a lot of data about how recipients and ISPs respond. Many marketers take a more-is-better approach to stats, preferring to have the ability to slice and dice their email lists based numerous arbitrary stats. However, fundamentally what really matters is whether or not sending an email to a particular recipient will generate value. Data Scientists can design high-level insights such as engagement prediction models and content clusters that allow marketers to cut through the noise and design their campaigns around strong, predictive signals, rather than arbitrary statistics. SendGrid sends up to half a billion emails a day for customers such as Pinterest and GitHub. All this email adds up to more text than produced in the entire twitterverse. We track events like clicks, opens and... (more)

Quit Using Email to Train Your Leads to Ignore You

When you were building your website, of course you asked yourself these questions: Who's going to read it? What will they get from what they read? What do they do after that? What do you do in response? So how does all that play into your interactive marketing campaigns? It's a similar process, only there's a lot more interaction with potential customers to use for fine tuning as the campaign progresses. We all get email marketing messages. The ones that really irritate me are the offers that get sent repeatedly with the exact same messaging. If it doesn't catch my eye the first time,  why would they think I want to see the same thing 5 more times in two days? At this point, I unsubscribe. Or ignore them because I know I'll get ten more for that webinar that I'm not sure I want to commit to now, so why bother? They aren't likely to let me forget about it. Don't you consid... (more)

Deutsche Telekom to Push Out De-Mail

Deutsche Telekom is set to launch the long-awaited secure, legally binding - and paid - e-mail system known as De-Mail throughout Germany on August 31. "De-Mail brings us a step closer to the gigabit society," Telekom CEO René Obermann said. Deutsche Telekom and other De-Mail peddlers mean to use the widgetry to put Deutsche Post and other conventional mail carriers out of business. It says 17.5 billion pieces of mail are sent a year in Germany, 90% of it business mail, and much of it can be done electronically. It expects De-Mail, which was developed at the instigation of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, to become the standard in the next few years, replacing 29% of the 17.5 billion letters and 39% of the 3 5.4 billion faxes sent a year in Germany by 2018. Deutsche Post's rival, E-Postbrief, which may have scaling issues, hasn't got the leverage of De-Mail. T... (more)