Email & Instant Messaging

Veritas Technologies has published the results from new research, The Veritas Hidden Threat of Business Collaboration Report. This polled 12,500 office workers across ten countries and shows that employees are exposing companies to risk by taking data out of the control of businesses that employ them.

On March 2, 2021, Microsoft published information about four critical vulnerabilities in its widely used Exchange email server software that are being actively exploited. It also released security updates for all versions of Exchange back to 2010. Microsoft has told cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs it was notified of the vulnerabilities in “early January”. The Australian Cyber Security Centre has also issued a notice on the vulnerabilities.

Archiving email isn't easy or obvious. Commonly, solutions are vendor-specific and email clients are required; not an ideal solution for static records.

As businesses embrace digital communication methods to streamline supply chains, tension is growing between two different types of automated information exchange. Application programming interfaces (APIs) are vying with electronic data interchange (EDI) for supremacy, especially in industries where businesses exchange high volumes of information.

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google for unlawful monopolisation. The department says Google’s conduct harms competition and consumers, and reduces the ability of new innovative companies to develop and compete. It’s the most important monopolisation case in the US since 1998, when the DoJ brought proceedings against Microsoft.

The United States Department of Justice (DoJ) has filed a lawsuit accusing Google of using “anticompetitive tactics to maintain and extend its monopolies in the markets” for search and advertising. It is the most significant antitrust case since the US government took on Microsoft in 1998 for using its dominant position as the provider of the Windows operating system to force PC makers to bundle its Internet Explorer web browser.

Colligo has announced the launch of Colligo Content Manager for Microsoft 365, expanding the email capture and SharePoint collaboration capabilities it delivers to organizations using Microsoft 365 Outlook and SharePoint Online.

Swiss cyber security firm GlobeX Data has opened an office in Sydney, Australia in order to service the Australia and New Zealand markets.

DocsCorp has announced the release of cleanDocs Enterprise, the latest addition to its email security solution for preventing the #1 source of unintended data breaches worldwide: human error. cleanDocs is claimed to be the only solution to provide both email recipient checking and metadata cleaning in a single Outlook add-in. 

Colligo has been acquired by a private equity investor Olbia Software, which is led by CEO Tim Brady (and who will lead Colligo moving forward).