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Sun™ ONE Messaging Server: Practices and Techniques for Enterprise Customers by Dave Pickens

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Chapter 1. Messaging Overview

This chapter provides an overview of the factors facing messaging implementations today, how messaging systems are being used, what messaging trends within enterprises are, future uses of messaging currently being developed, and so forth. This chapter provides the basis for establishing messaging as a mission-critical system within the enterprise and exposes you to issues that you may not currently be considering. This chapter contains the following topics:

  • Connectivity

  • Number of Devices

  • Number of Messages

  • Average Message Size

  • Protocols

  • Security and Privacy

  • Regulatory Issues

Electronic messaging, or email as it is more commonly referred to, is becoming more of a mission-critical network service every year. It is doubtful ...

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