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Archiver Sonian, Dexrex Join for Cloud Storage, E-discovery

On-demand archiving service Sonian Aug. 23 said it has integrated cloud-based instant messaging service Dexrex Gear ChatSync's software to provide cloud-based archiving for business email, IM and social media communications.

This new partnership also enables organizations to add e-discovery functionality.

The new offering will combine Sonian's archiving solution with Dexrex's ChatSync data management solutions for social media and IM. As a result, users will have the capability to capture, manage and store text-based communications on the corporate network, including enterprise email and collaboration, IM through third-party applications and social networking platforms such as Twitter and Facebook.

"eDiscovery and compliance are real challenges with real penalties for businesses today, and the risks grow exponentially with the volume of corporate communications," said Sonian President and CEO George Nichols. "By partnering with Dexrex, we are now even better equipped to help our customers manage the avalanche of user-generated communications while protecting them from the fallout of non-compliance."

"This partnership represents the combination of two leading cloud-based technology solution providers with complementary capabilities," said Derek Lyman, co-founder and CEO of Dexrex Gear.

"Enterprise communication has become a complex world of different platforms, services and media, causing untold headaches for IT departments pressed to maintain control for compliance, e-Discovery and business intelligence."

Chris Preimesberger

Chris J. Preimesberger

Chris J. Preimesberger is Editor-in-Chief of eWEEK and responsible for all the publication's coverage. In his 13 years and more than 4,000 articles at eWEEK, he has distinguished himself in reporting...