SOURCE: Instant InfoSystems

September 09, 2008 09:00 ET

Instant InfoSystems Announces Version 2.0 of the IIS Email Archiving Scorecard™

Technical Evaluation of Leading Email Archiving Products Helps Enterprises Identify the Right Solution for Their Environment

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - Instant InfoSystems (IIS), a leading provider of Enterprise Message Management solutions including Email Archiving and Enterprise Fax Management, today announced they will release version 2.0 of the IIS Email Archiving Scorecard™ early next year. The IIS Email Archiving Scorecard is an in-depth technical evaluation of leading email archiving products designed to help enterprises identify the solution that best meets their specific requirements. Building on the success of the first Email Archiving Scorecard, the company also plans to develop a tool that allows enterprises to score features and functionality important to their organization, and identify the right product for their specific environment.

As an independent solution provider in the email archiving market space since 2005, IIS is often asked for specific recommendations and best practices for deployment of email archiving solutions. "Today, enterprises are faced with evaluating hundreds of features across multiple email archiving products -- a task that can be daunting for any IT organization," stated David Klein, CEO of Instant InfoSystems. "Our real life experiences with helping customers identify the right solution for their environment has given us further insight into features that play a crucial role in decision making, such as ingestion rates and search return rates."

The Email Archiving Scorecard does not provide an overall ranking of products. Rather, the evaluation tool provides an objective analysis of the leading products, simplifying the selection process, and reducing the time organizations need to identify the right solution.

Instant InfoSystems recently presented the results of the first IIS Email Archiving Scorecard at the AIIM International Conference and Expo in Boston in March 2008. "This type of independent, in-depth technical evaluation is quite valuable for enterprise decision makers," said Michael Osterman, Principal of Osterman Research and leading industry analyst. "The ability for decision makers to understand how competing solutions can best meet their needs without providing arbitrary ratings for the 'best' product can shorten the evaluation process and make life much easier for those charged with selecting an archiving solution."

The IIS Email Archiving Scorecard provides a real world, production level analysis for enterprises. The goal is to simulate the deployment of the email archiving solution and score features for each of the products. It will provide an in-depth understanding of the following:

1.  How quickly email archiving products can archive and search email data
    in a real world environment
2.  Feature sets to consider by business drivers such as eDiscovery,
    Compliance and Mailbox Management
3.  Feature sets to consider by number of mailboxes to be archived

Testing for the Email Archiving Scorecard™ is done using a day-to-day usability from a customer's perspective. Each solution is fully deployed, used, and tested in a production environment. Products are scored on key functionality including archiving process, architecture, e-Discovery, case management, compliance and user interface. Version 2.0 of the IIS Email Archiving Scorecard will evaluate approximately 300 features including ingestion rate and search return rate. It will also cover archiving of Files, Instant Messages and SharePoint.

Instant InfoSystems is now seeking vendor participants for Version 2.0 of the IIS Email Archiving Scorecard. To participate, vendors should email an Intent to Participate to scorecard@instantinfo.com by September 19, 2008. Vendors are required to provide the latest version of their product offering. All participating email archiving vendors will receive a copy of the results.

Interested parties seeking additional information about the IIS Email Archiving Scorecard are invited to attend the Instant InfoSystems Webinar, "Which Email Archiving Solution is Right for You?" on September 23, 2008, at 1:00pm Eastern Time. To register for this event, visit www.instantinfo.com. Attendees of this event will receive a free copy of the results of the IIS Email Archiving Scorecard Version 2.0.

About Instant InfoSystems

Instant InfoSystems (IIS) is a leading provider of Enterprise Message Management solutions including Enterprise Fax Management and Email Archiving to Fortune 1000 companies and enterprises nationwide. Our experience and technical expertise help us deliver industry specific solutions that meet complex information management requirements, reduce costs and improve efficiencies. IIS solutions are based on best-of-breed technology supported by award winning service, training and technical support. Services include solution design, project management, integration, upgrades and maintenance.

Founded in 1993, Instant InfoSystems is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas and Atlanta. IIS is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. IIS maintains strategic relationships with leading technology providers, including Captaris, Dialogic, Autonomy ZANTAZ, Symantec, H&S Heilig and Schubert Software AG, ZL Technologies and TransVault. For more information, visit www.instantinfo.com.

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