• Will COPE Replace BYOD to Work at Government Agencies?
    Despite the fact that Gartner estimates that 38 percent of organizations will ask employees to bring their own devices to work by 2016 and half of employees to do so by 2017, Robert Janssen, founder and chief technical officer of RES Software, thinks that this is approach is too risky for government agencies. Janssen says that due to security reasons, government agencies will opt for a "Corporately Owned, Personally Enabled" approach. COPE is when an agency offers devices like smartphones, laptops and tablets to employees who manage them themselves. In this scenario, it would be ok for employees to check …
  • Yahoo Bosses Urge Employees to Stop Using Outlook For Email
    In an internal email sent to employees, Jeff Bonforte, Yahoo's SVP of Communications Products and Randy Roumillat, Yahoo's CIO, begged recipients to stop using Microsoft's Outlook.com email service. According to the email 75 percent of Yahoo staffers haven't switched from Microsoft to Yahoo Mail. "Earlier this year we asked you to move to Yahoo Mail for your corporate email account," reads the email. "25% of you made the switch (thank you). But even if we used the most generous of grading curves (say, the one from organic chemistry), we have clearly failed in our goal to move our co-workers to …
  • RadioShack is Running Holiday Emails That Change in Real Time
    RadioShack's email marketing messages for the holidays will change in real time. The electronics retailer is using technology from email services firm Movable Ink that will let them set time limits on the content within emails. The content will change according to what time of day the email is opened. The same email will include different special offers and creative depending on when it is opened.
  • Wells Fargo Applicant Insults Bank in Email Withdrawl
    A job seeker withdrew his application for a job with Wells Fargo through an email which has now gone viral. Rather than politely bowing out of the opportunity, the anonymous applicant wrote, "After thinking it over I would like to disregard my application I sent this past week out for recruitment for Wells Fargo securities. Looking at my resume again I realize I can do way way better than Wells Fargo and I don't want to settle for less. Please don't take it personally. Thanks for your time. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving holiday." The email was forwarded …
  • Your Email Address Can Tell How Old You Are: MailChimp
    Did you know that a person's email address can give you an idea about their age? According to a new study from MailChimp, Gmail and Hotmail users have a median age of 31. The average age of a Yahoo user is 34. An AOL user is older, with an average age of 43. Comcast users are even older with a median age of 49.
  • Microsoft Office 365 Will Feature Encrypted Email
    Microsoft is gearing up to release a new version of Office 365 and the new suite of tools will offer subscribers the ability to send encrypted emails. The feature that offers the encryption is called Office 365 Message Encryption. The tool supports a number of email systems including: Exchange Server, Outlook.com, Gmail, Yahoo, Lotus Notes, GroupWise, and Squirrel Mail. Users can send an encrypted message and the receiver will get an email with an attachment explaining that the message is encrypted. They can double click the attachment to open another browser window and authenticate before accessing the message.
  • Streak Lets Gmail Users Track Who, When & Where Their Emails Are Opened
    Streak, an email organization tool for Gmail that allows consumers to organize their inboxes on a chrome or safari browser, has released an update that lets users track who has opened their emails. The feature is delivered as a pop up message and tells the recipient that the message has been read. The tool allows also allows email recipients to know see when the email was read and on which device. The feature is free.
  • Email is the Most Popular Communications Channel: Extreme Networks
    Women and men use digital communications tools differently, according to a report from Extreme Networks. The study revealed on average both genders use 3.4 types of media for messaging. While men expect to reign it in to less channels, women expect to use more, according to the report. Email was the most popular channel used for communication, with less than 1 percent of people surveyed said that they did not use email. Ninety-two percent of people use the phone, and 87 percent use text messaging. Women expect to increase their texting more than men do.
  • 16% of Email Sales Are Taking Place on a Mobile Device: Yesmail
    Sixteen percent of transactions which were driven by email are happening on a mobile device, according to a new metrics released by email service provider Yesmail. The report also revealed that email conversions on desktops average 3.7 percent versus mobile 1.3 percent. According to the report, 56 percent of mobile sales being take place on a tablet and 44 percent on a smartphone.
  • Only 25% of Yahoo Employees Use Yahoo Mail
    Only 25 percent of Yahoo employees use Yahoo email, according to reports. AllThingsD published an internal memo circulated by Jeff Bonforte, SVP of communications products and Randy Roumillat, CIO, which revealed these numbers. "Earlier this year we asked you to move to Yahoo Mail for your corporate email account. 25 percent of you made the switch (thank you). But even if we used the most generous of grading curves (say, the one from organic chemistry), we have clearly failed in our goal to move our co-workers to Yahoo Mail," read the email.
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