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Acquisitions: Pain in Compromise

by Bill Pray  |  August 11, 2011

While discussing email upgrade planning with some very sharp folks in a large, global enterprise this week, one of the strategists noted: “With acquisitions, there is pain in compromise.” He...

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Search Warrants for E-mail

by Bill Pray  |  January 27, 2011

The roiled waters of legal precedence for e-mail were stirred again with the Sixth Court of Appeals recently ruling that police must obtain a search warrant before accessing e-mail stored...

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After Two Years, Cisco Disappoints

by Bill Pray  |  December 14, 2010

It has been a little over two years since the acquisition of PostPath and Jabber by Cisco, with not much to show. When Cisco acquired PostPath, I blogged about how...

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E-mail Systems Management Field Research

by Bill Pray  |  November 9, 2010

The interviews are complete and the data is consolidated. As part of my research endeavors, over the last couple of months I have been interviewing organizations about how they are...

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Separating Calendar from E-mail

by Bill Pray  |  October 12, 2010

While interviewing a senior IT architect at a large firm a few weeks ago for my research project on e-mail systems management, I gleaned an interesting insight into how they...

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Exchange 2010 Multi-Tenancy Not for Everyone

by Bill Pray  |  September 10, 2010

It always pays to read the fine print – or the documentation. I recently have spoken with several organizations about their desire to implement the multi-tenancy features of Exchange 2010...

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The Amazing SaaS E-mail Race Update: IBM Achieves Multi-Tenancy

by Bill Pray  |  August 12, 2010

Software-as-a-service (SaaS) e-mail continues to be a hot topic for me when I talk with various enterprises, both in terms of viability and market players. Enterprises are seeking to strategically...

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Google Wave – Not an E-mail Replacement

by Bill Pray  |  August 5, 2010

“RIP Google Wave” is the headline from CNN today, with the first line of the article stating “Google’s attempt to reinvent e-mail has fizzled.” And, therein lies the problem. Had...

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