Productivity, Migration

Empower Your Mobile Users with an Active Archive

An enterprise information archive should be much more than cheap storage and data resiliency, or place to hunt for (or lose) long forgotten evidence in the event of an eDiscovery case. In fact, the enterprise archive, be it for email, files or IM con…

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Security

Four Things Security Professionals May Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Delivering secure IT systems to users and the enterprise doesn’t often get the thanks and praise it deserves. I know from first-hand experience that in the world of IT admins there’s often a lot of complaining when a system doesn’t work, but rarely a…

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Office-365

Microsoft Azure Outage: A Reminder That All Cloud Services Need Backup

Last week Microsoft Azure suffered a major outage, disrupting many enterprises worldwide that had shifted their workloads to Microsoft’s public cloud, including companies who have upgraded to Office 365. The cloud skeptics are already gatherin…

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Productivity

UK Channel Awards Success: Why Mimecast’s Cloud Heritage Helps Our Partners Stand Out

Mimecast is channel focused and our partners are critical to our achievements as a fast-growth technology company. This is why we were particularly delighted to be named Cloud Specialist Vendor of the Year at last week’s CRN Channel Awards. This reco…

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Productivity

Mimecast Takes Home Gold at the Midmarket CIO Forum

I recently attended the Midmarket CIO Forum in Tucson, AZ, a three-day event for IT executives and solution providers. CIOs attending the event were asked to pick a Vendor Excellence award-winner within six categories, based on strategy and innovatio…

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Productivity, Security

Gartner Symposium ITXpo: Driving Digital Business

Next week the Gartner Symposium ITXpo kicks off in Barcelona, with the theme of 'driving digital business'.Mimecast will be joining a host of technology leaders at the event to share our perspective on how IT is being redefined in the era of cloud se…

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Security

Old World Risk Practice Stays True for Cloud

Using the cloud to improve business agility is de rigueur but how can IT become more agile without sacrificing the information assurance holy trinity of confidentiality, integrity and availability?My answer to this perceived quandary is based on the …

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Security

Protect Against Targeted Attacks Webinar - The Highlights

First of all, I’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who attended Tuesday’s Mimecast webinar featuring Forrester on ‘Protecting Against Targeted Attacks’.The interest has been huge, and we’ve made the recording of the session available here. W…

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Migration, Office-365, Email Security

Graymail – Mail That You Want, but Just Not in Your Inbox Right Now

The mail you want, but just not right now. Seems like an odd way to talk about email, either you want it or you don’t. For years we’ve been talking about the unwanted types of email, like spam, that have grown to be a pest, but which have largely bee…

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Security

eBay - A Trophy Hack?

The news over the last week confirmed that eBay has been hacked. Media comments suggest that upwards of 145 million users have had their account details, including passwords and personal information, stolen.According to reports, the story starte…

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Migration

Ding! Ding! Seconds Out! (Nearly)

After months of training, sweat, tears, blood, protein shakes and ill-fitting gym shorts it’s nearly here. Sam ‘Baby-faced Assassin’ Oliver is hours from stepping into the ring to represent Mimecast at the 2014 CRN Fight Night tonight in London. So h…

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Security

Pain in the Archive? Not with Mimecast and Nuix

You would be hard-pressed to find a CIO that does not understand the importance of archiving company data. Beyond just records management and compliance, archived data serves as a critical piece of an organization’s corporate memory and identity. And…

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Security

Mimecast Confirms Services Are Unaffected by Heartbleed Bug

Mimecast can confirm that its services are secure and unaffected now, and in the past, by the recently reported OpenSSL vulnerability known as the Heartbleed Bug or officially CVE-2014-0160. Mimecast has never used OpenSSL to provide TLS/SSL encrypt…

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Continuity

How to Deal with Regulatory Compliance

This week, I will be attending the Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) in Austin, Texas. Myself, and fellow Mimecast team members, will be meeting with a host of Exchange administrators, IT directors, managers, visionaries and all-round email-savvy i…

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Migration

Mimecast Awarded 5-Star Rating by CRN. Why the U.S. Channel Program is Having a Standout Year

Mimecast has been awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2014 Partner Program Guide for the second consecutive year. This annual guide recognizes the best channel partner programs in the market based on features including partner profitability, marketing pro…

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New Mimecast Fight Night Contender Thirsty for Revenge

For weeks, Mimecast’s 2014 CRN Fight Night fighter, Sam ‘Baby-faced Assassin’ Oliver has teased the channel world. Less than an hour after CRN announced the Fight Night 2014 opponents, he was overheard at a Mimecast Partner Education Day saying that …

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Security

Happy 25th Birthday World Wide Web. The Next 25 Years Are Looking Good – Mostly

The World Wide Web turns 25 today, and since its invention by Tim Berners-Lee, we have experienced tremendous social, personal and cultural shifts in how we share, access and consume information. These changes will be dwarfed by what the next 25 year…

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Security

The Road to Office 365 – It’s Not ‘If’ but ‘When’ and ‘How’

If there’s one thing we can be sure about it’s that, at some point in the future, almost nobody will manage mailboxes on premises.  The dominant players look like being Microsoft with Office 365 and Google with Google Apps, though of course othe…

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Security

Mimecast Celebrates Recognition by The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 2014

On the 2nd March, The Sunday Times in the UK published its annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For 2014. This was the first year we’ve been listed and we’re proud to place 43rd in the ‘Mid Company’ category. If you’d like to take a look at …

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Security

Mimecast Named Softchoice Cloud Vendor of the Year After Topping Million Dollar Threshold

Mimecast was named Softchoice’s “Cloud Super Category Vendor of the Year” at the North American Solutions and Services provider’s annual Launch conference in Toronto. Michael Kane, Softchoice’s director of business development for Softchoice Cloud an…

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Productivity

Inbox Zero: Plotting a Route to Less Stress

I was intrigued to see that someone named the fourth week in January, 'Clean Out Your Inbox Week'. This was an initiative aimed at helping employees take control of their inbox and reduce email overload. Ever expanding inboxes are something we all ha…

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Productivity

2014: Cloud’s Victory Procession?

We've only been in the New Year a few weeks and it’s quickly becoming clear that 2014 is the year of the cloud. Even the committed laggards or cloud refuseniks are being compelled to move some services into the cloud. But you would expect us to say t…

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Paying Tribute to Our Mimecast Trainers – 1000 times over

We just passed a major landmark with our 1000th global customer training session – an achievement that our team of trainers are very proud of. Our devoted team of expert trainers has taught more than 9000 individuals in 29 cities across the world wit…

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