WALTHAM, Mass. (PRWEB) May 10, 2007
Email overload shows no sign of abating. The average email user now spends two hours and 15 minutes using email each day(1), with one in seven of them saying email use is so overwhelming that it actually decreases their productivity(2). Despite perceptions that email is free, email costs IT about $228 annually per end-user seat - or roughly $2 million a year for a 10,000-person organization(3) - not counting the cost of anti-spam measures, message archiving, IM, unified communications, and collaborative software platforms. Yet with annual email volumes nearly doubling in the past two years(4), and corporate IM use on the rise, the continued messaging deluge threatens budgets, network performance, and organizational effectiveness.
EmailTide.com is an outpost for unbiased observations and commentary on better management practices for corporate email and enterprise IM. Targeted at IT managers, CIOs, CEOs, HR staff, reporters/editors and technology analysts, the blog seeks to elevate the discussion beyond competitive feature/function buzz to the core problems surrounding electronic communications media - and the best ways to facilitate effective use and compliance.
Lead moderator for the site is DYS Analytics CEO Stefan Mehlhorn, a serial entrepreneur with over 15 years cultivating firms with mission-critical, enterprise class software solutions. Topics include
-- The future of email;
-- Enterprise IM's growth and growing pains;
-- Message archiving as corporate risk management;
-- Losing emails, and the high cost of finding them;
-- The latest directions for major platforms such as IBM Notes Domino and Microsoft Exchange;
-- Email policy enforcement;
-- End user training for email best practices.
In a time of proliferating instant communications options, Emailtide.com jump-starts the discussion on evolving role of email and IM - and delivers fresh perspectives on efficient messaging practices.
About DYS Analytics
DYS Analytics provides innovative products and services that manage today's top messaging platforms. DYS lets IT staff regain control of their IBM Lotus Notes, IBM Notes and Domino, IBM Lotus Sametime, IBM Lotus QuickPlace, and Microsoft Exchange networks. Using CONTROL!, administration costs are slashed, service quality is improved, user policies are created and enforced, security improved and delivery issues resolved. DYS customers are large and small, global and local, including such firms as JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, Bank One, ABN AMRO Bank, Zurich Financial Services, IBM, CSC, Henkel, Novartis, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Schering, Linde Gas and GlaxoSmithKline. For more information, visit http://www.dysanalytics.com.
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(1) Osterman Research, Messaging Archiving Market Trends 2007 - 2010, April 2007.
(2) Thomas H. Davenport, Thinking for a Living, Harvard Business School Press, 2005, as cited by.
(3) Osterman Research, Unified Messaging Market Trends 2007 - 2010, April 2007.
(4) IDC, Worldwide Email Usage 2007-2011 Forecast: Resurgence of Spam Takes Its Toll (IDC #206038), press release 4/9/07.