Email & Instant Messaging

UK multinational Ideagen has acquired Australia’s OnePlace Solutions, a developer of solutions to simplify document and records management in Microsoft 365.

Concentric AI has released its 2022 Data Risk Report, which highlights a continued rise in oversharing of business-critical and sensitive documents.

Swiss email and data hosting service Sekur Private Data is releasing an enterprise version of its popular SekurMessenger for businesses and government organizations requiring message archiving and mass onboarding of employees.

Rossum has announced new email automation capabilities that help customers manage and proactively respond to a myriad of document communication tasks. These new capabilities make it possible to automate notifications and alerts, route payment and invoice information, acknowledge receipts, provide status and follow-up updates, all automated via email. 

Gone are the days when collaborating at work meant either blocking time off in the conference room, sending a quick chat to your co-worker, or posting a file on your agency’s intranet or extranet. Today, collaboration for the government is on-the-go, with a mix of employees collaborating cross-country or often from home; and while solutions like Microsoft 365, driven by the adoption of Microsoft Teams, aim to interconnect employees, the path towards security is less clearly defined.

Proofpoint has announced the launch of its Intelligent Compliance Platform, offering enterprises modern regulatory compliance safeguards while simplifying corporate legal protection practices.

Concentric AI, a vendor of intelligent AI-based solutions for autonomous data security posture management, has launched functionality that protects sensitive data shared as text or attachments across popular business messaging platforms, including e-mail, Slack, and Microsoft Teams.

Managing email is a perennial problem, whether you’re a Hoarder or a Zen Master (to find out read Which Email Personality Type Are You? Ten Approaches to Email Overload). I spoke earlier this week with Danielle Abril at the Washington Post about why this problem worsened during the pandemic and some ideas on what you can do about it (see Your work inbox is a mess. These tips could help manage your emails).

AvePoint has announced the launch of Ransomware Detection, as part of Cloud Backup for Microsoft 365, to further protect digital collaboration data. This new capability proactively detects suspicious behaviour within users’ Microsoft OneDrive, while minimizing disruption to productivity and collaboration.

Native Document and Email Management and the Microsoft Outlook integration are the first of several releases slated in 2022 for Australian legal technology company Lawcadia.