Email hosting has become one of the most commonly used forms of communication technology in the industry as providers allow for premium email services along with custom configurations and a large number of accounts. TMCnet was there this week to report on all the latest email hosting news.
Here are a few highlights:
The scandal that involved the discovery of the affair between ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and Paula Broadwellshowshow important a newly proposed bill to protect email hosting privacy really is. The bill would end the six month privacy window for email messages that allows messages older than 180 days to be searched without a warrant.
Passage of the bill came just a few weeks after the Petraeus’ scandal, a scenario in which a warrantless search of his emails not only exposed his philandering but also led to him being accused of disclosing confidential military information to Broadwell.
To read more about the bill, click here.
Considering that about 40 percent of the average workday is spent reading, sending and sorting emails, much of this is wasted time for employees who deal with email overload on a daily basis. Some organizations attempt to control this problem by imposing governance processes through back-end scripts that limit the number of recipients on a given email or there are CIOs who implement restrictions that removes the notorious “reply all” button in Outlook, according to Wendy Schuchart’s recent CIO Matters blog post.
But these actions can actually be interpreted as an insult to employees who feel they have to be babysat when using email.
Instead, Schuchart suggests CIOs open a dialogue with the user base by first making sure they understand the actual per email cost, whether that amounts to productivity, server time or storage space of each and every email.
To read more about how CIOs can make the most of their email hosting platform, click here.
In other email hosting news, IceWEB (News - Alert), Inc., a provider of unified data storage appliances for cloud and virtual environments, has recently launched IceWEB 6500. This offering simplify the management and efficiency of data center environments by providing all-inclusive storage for both block and file data across multiple protocols including email hosting platform Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server and Oracle (News - Alert) databases, as well as unstructured data such as scanned images, files, videos, pictures, graphics, and voice.
“The IceWEB 6500 is far more than just an addition to our product lineup. It's full-tilt clustered storage at eye-popping low prices. The IceWEB 6500 offers simplicity, scalability, flexibility and advanced Integration. While that may just sound like a list of features, and it is; it's a list of highly advanced features found only in unified storage systems that cost orders of magnitude more than the IceWEB 6500,” said Rob Howe, CEO, IceWEB, in a statement.
For more email hosting news, be sure to visit TMCnet again next week for all the latest developments.
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