SOURCE: The Radicati Group, Inc.

July 05, 2005 08:00 ET

Radicati Group Survey Finds That Fighting Spam Is Still the Top Concern of Corporate Organizations

A Comprehensive Survey of Attitudes and Procurement Plans of 523 Corporate Organizations Worldwide With Regards to Messaging and Collaboration Includes Security, Email Archiving, Compliance, Instant Messaging, Hosted Email, Webmail, Directories, Identity Management, Storage and Email Traffic, VoIP, and More

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 5, 2005 -- The Radicati Group, Inc.'s latest study, "Messaging and Collaboration Corporate Survey, 2005-2006" finds that many organizations are still struggling with spam. Despite several years of aggressive anti-spam product development, many companies are still not satisfied with their anti-spam solutions. Of the top four messaging priorities reported by companies (spam, spyware, email archiving and viruses), three relate to security issues. Most respondents (67%) want an anti-spam solution that does more than just anti-spam, such as anti-virus, compliance, email encryption, and more.

Overall, 13% of companies indicated they are not happy with their current messaging platform. In fact, 16% plan to move to a competitive solution.

Almost half (48%) of companies surveyed indicated they have an email archiving solution in place, which is up significantly from 25% last year. Not all customers are happy with their email archiving solution, however. The top complaint of archiving solutions is that they are too time consuming to manage.

While IM use is on the rise, only 18% of companies surveyed are archiving their IM traffic. Another 5% are evaluating whether or not to deploy an IM archiving solution.

Only 10% of companies surveyed indicated they have deployed an Identity Management Suite; however, we expect strong growth in this emerging market, as 42% of those without an Identity Management solution indicated interest in buying one.

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About The Radicati Group, Inc.

The Radicati Group covers all aspects of email security, email archiving, regulatory compliance, wireless technologies, web services, identity management, instant messaging, unified communications, VoIP, and more. The company provides both quantitative and qualitative information, including detailed market size, installed base and forecast information on a worldwide basis, as well as detailed country breakouts.

The Radicati Group, Inc. is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, with offices in London, UK.

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