Hummingbird Ltd. and VERITAS Software Corporation have announced a strategic alliance that will integrate VERITAS Enterprise Vault 6.0 email and content archiving software with Hummingbird Enterprise 2005, the next generation of Hummingbird's enterprise content management platform.
The combination of VERITAS Enterprise Vault software and Hummingbird Enterprise is designed to enable customers to better manage electronic records such as email, Instant Messages, and file system documents as part of an integrated content lifecycle management solution. Joint customers will be able to use a common, unified interface to capture and manage all business content stored in disparate information sources, declare those documents and messages as records, and access the content across both systems. Hummingbird and VERITAS plan to deliver this functionality from the email client, starting with Microsoft Outlook.
The VERITAS-Hummingbird partnership is intended to provide customers with a tool that leverages the Microsoft Outlook desktop and extends it with enterprise scalable content management and archival capabilities. Integration with VERITAS Enterprise Vault software will support flexible, software-based archiving of email and documents from Hummingbird Enterprise. The integration further helps reduce storage costs and simplifies management of email, attachments and documents via automated, policy-controlled archiving to online stores for active retention and seamless retrieval of information. The combined Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 and VERITAS Enterprise Vault 6.0 solution is expected to be generally available for release in the summer of 2005.