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AWS launches Workmail with eye on Exchange defectors

Amazon Work Mail

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has put its Workmail email and calendaring service on general release. Priced at $4 a month it includes an Exchange migration tool to encourage defections by Microsoft customers.

Microsoft targets smart email with Acompli acquisition

Microsoft has acquired Acompli to bolster its mobile strategy

Microsoft has acquired Acompli, a mobile email application provider for iOS and Android devices. The company hasn’t disclosed the final sale price but numerous reports suggest Acompli fetched north of $200m.

IBM Verse sits in the grey area between email and collaboration

IBM Verse uses machine learning to help curate content and learn more about users' networks

IBM has unveiled a cloud-based email service that uses machine learning algorithms to help curate how users interact with messages and content.

City of Boston moves 76,000 employees over to cloud

Bill Oates, chief information officer, City of Boston

The US City of Boston has successfully migrated 76,000 public servants and students over to Google Apps, replacing on-premise Microsoft Exchange infrastructure in a big to cut costs and simplify IT management.

Yahoo follows Google’s lead, encrypts data between its datacentres

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer moved to reassure Yahoo users that the company will speed up its encryption efforts

Following revelations that the NSA hacked the interconnection between the public internet and private datacentre links of several high-profile internet companies, Yahoo is to encrypt all data flowing between its datacentres by March 2014.

Deutsche Telekom avoids US servers; another secure email shuts

Deutsche Telekom is claiming SSL means more security as secure email providers start closing

Deutsche Telekom has said it will avoid routing customers’ email traffic through US hosted infrastructure and will step up email security in the wake of the NSA PRISM spying scandal.

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