Volume Optimization, Acceleration and Cost Reduction Software Solutions
for Microsoft, IBM and other Messaging and Collaboration Platforms
Which platforms do your optimization solutions cover?
- Microsoft Outlook
- IBM Notes
- Web mails
- ZipMail for Microsoft Outlook
- ZipMail for IBM Notes
- Z-OptimiZr for Web Browsers
- Optimization (i.e. size reduction) of attached files (automatic, at the time the files are selected to be attached).
- Optimization of pasted images (automatic, at the time the images are pasted into emails).
- One-click PDF conversion of files to be attached (at the time the files are selected to be attached).
- One-click Encryption of files to be attached (at the time the files are selected to be attached).
- Internet Explorer
- Google Chrome
- Mozilla FireFox
- Microsoft Edge
- Z-OptimiZr for Web Browers - Internet Eplorer Edition
- Z-OptimiZr for Web Browers - Chrome Edition
- Z-OptimiZr for Web Browers - Firefox Edition
- Z-OptimiZr for Web Browers - Edge Edition
- Optimization (i.e. size reduction) of files selected to be uploaded (automatic, at the time the files are selected).
- One-click PDF conversion of files selected to be uploaded (at the time the files are selected).
- One-click Encryption of files selected to be uploaded (at the time the files are selected).
- Optimization of Microsoft OWA attached files.
- Optimization of IBM iNotes and Verse attached files.
- Optimization of files uploaded to Microsoft SharePoint via a browser.
- Optimization of files uploaded to Microsoft OneDrive via a browser.
- Optimization of files uploaded to IBM Connections via a browser.
- Optimization of files uploaded to IBM Box via a browser.
- Microsoft Exchange
- IBM Domino
- ZipMail Real-Time for Microsoft Exchange
- ZipMail for Microsoft Exchange Store
- ZipMail Real-Time for IBM Domino
- ZipMail for IBM Domino Databases
- Optimization of the files attached to the email routed by the mail servers ("Real-Time" versions).
- Optimization of the files already stored in the mail server databases ("Store" or "Databases" versions).
- Z-OptimiZr Real Time for SharePoint
- Z-OptimiZr for SharePoint Databases
- Optimization of the files uploaded to SharePoint servers at the time they are received on the SharePoint Servers ("Real-Time" version).
- Optimization of the files already stored in the SharePoint server libraries, in batch mode ("Databases" version).
Cloud Storage Services - NAS - File servers:
- Google Drive
- IBM Box
- Other Cloud Storage Services
- WebDAV Folders
- File Servers
- FTP Servers
- Z-OptimiZr for Cloud Storage (Client solution)
- Z-OptimiZr for Server Storage (Server solution)
- Optimization of the files uploaded to these platforms via Windows Explorer. (Z-OptimiZr for Cloud Storage).
- PDF Conversion of the files uploaded to these platforms via Windows Explorer. (Z-OptimiZr for Cloud Storage).
- Optimization, in batch mode, of the files already stored on these platforms. (Z-OptimiZr for Server Storage).
- PDF Conversion, in batch mode, of the files uploaded to these platforms via Windows Explorer. (Z-OptimiZr for Server Storage).
Skype for Business:
- Z-OptimiZr for Skype
- Optimization of the files sent via Skype, (automatic, at the files are selected to be sent).
- PDF Conversion of the files sent via Skype, (in one click, at the time the files are selected to be sent).
- Encryption of the files sent via Skype, (in one click, at the time the files are selected to be sent).
What do you mean by “Optimization”?
If you analyze what is the cause of most of email and collaboration platform issues…
- Performance issues
- Unsatisfied and complaining users
- Recurring need to upgrade some components of your IT infrastructure like storage devices, email or collaboration servers, network links to the internet, routers etc. in order to adapt to the growing traffic. This generates costs (acquisition, installation, maintenance).
- Increased complexity and operating costs: as your email and collaboration platforms become bigger and bigger, they also require more sophisticated and more powerful infrastructure components. Costs of acquisition of these components, as well as their costs of installation and maintenance, are most often proportional to their level of sophistication.
- Less agile and more difficult to maintain email and collaboration platforms
What are the optimization features included in your software?
Native Optimization for Microsoft Office XML files (DOCX, PPTX, XLSX etc. files)
Native Optimization for Open Office XML files (ODT, ODP and ODS files).
Native Optimization for "old" Microsoft Office files (DOC, PPT and XLS files)
Native Optimization for Image Files (JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, EMF, WMF, TIF and TIFF files)
Zip Compression (for files than are not candidates for native optimization)
Volume Avoidance Policies
Do you provide other features non directly related to the optimization topic?
What type of results and benefits we can expect with your optimization solutions?
- Up to 50% reduction of your email and collaboration network traffic
- Up to 50% reduction of the existing amount of data stored on your email and collaboration servers
- Up to 50% reduction of your network bandwidth needs for email and collaboration business
- Up to 50% reduction of the load (CPU, disk IOs, time) of your email and collaboration servers when processing files. (i.e. serving files, storing and retrieving files to and from email and collaboration server databases, replicating files on cluster nodes, indexing files, archiving files, backing up and restoring files, etc.
- Time taken by each single transaction on a file reduced on average by up to 50% (file upload, download, insertion and extraction into and from email and collaboration server databases, replication on cluster nodes, indexing, archiving, backup and restore).
- Performance Improvements Significant performance improvements, since every single transaction processing a file (upload, routing, download, insertion into and extraction from the email and collaboration server stores etc.) is two times faster with a file of a given size reduced by 50% by our solutions.
- Cost reductions Reduction of the costs of operating your email and collaboration platforms + opportunities to delay IT infrastructure investments.
- Opportunity to host more users on your existing infrastructures. Making a better and more productive use of your existing email and collaboration platforms and infrastructure.
- User Satisfaction and productivity Better user satisfaction index thanks to faster email and collaboration applications. Better user acceptance of new collaborative applications. Better user productivity. If users have quotas, they can do more within the same quotas.
- Better agility, flexibility and reactivity More agile and easy to maintain email and collaboration platforms. More space and resources available to host new applications and their data, as well as additional users.
- Satisfaction of avoiding a big waste of IT infrastructure resources and of user time.
How can we know about the results your optimization solutions would deliver in our own environment?
We provide pre-sales assistance for free.
How does your optimization software compare against network compression appliances?
Our optimization solutions are complementary and additional to network compression appliances.
Now, copy some MS Office XML files like DOCX, PPTX or XLSX files and some JPG files inside this folder. Then do a right-click - "Properties" on each copied file and have a look in the "General" tab at the "Size" and "Size on disk" fields. (Size on disk is the "compressed" size of the file).
You will see that these numbers are identical or very close with each of your XML and JPG files.
This means that the Windows folder compression is inefficient on these files.
If you do a right-click - "Properties" on each file and have a look in the "General" tab at the "Size" and "Size on disk" fields, you will see that the size of each of these natively optimized files (both "Size" and "Size on disk") is smaller than the size of the corresponding non-optimized file stored in the other compressed folder.
Optimized and non-optimized MS Office XML file samples
Optimized and non-optimized image file samples
How does your optimization software compare against low level hard drive compression?
Our optimization solutions are complementary and additional to low level hard drive compression.
Now, copy some MS Office XML files like DOCX, PPTX or XLSX files and some JPG files inside this folder.
Then do a right-click - "Properties" on each copied file and have a look in the "General" tab at the "Size" and "Size on disk" fields. (Size on disk is the "compressed" size of the file).
You will see that these numbers are identical or very close with each of your XML and JPG files. This means that the Windows folder compression is inefficient on these files.
Optimized and non-optimized MS Office XML file samples
Optimized and non-optimized image file samples
How does your optimization solutions compare against buying additional storage?
Contrary to extra disk space, our optimization solutions are never consumed.
Aside from their volume reduction power, what are the strengths of your optimization solutions?
Extremely easy to understand, to install and to maintain
Fully transparent for all users including the recipients and consumers of the optimized files not having any of our software installed.
Fully automatic, no user action or education required
Start delivering results as soon as installed
No "hidden costs"
Very mature software - MK Net.Work started doing business in 1996. Large number of email and collaboration platforms covered.
Trusted by a very large customer base
Unclassified Questions and Answers:
Where does the Z-OptimiZr name come from? What does it mean?
Of course, it had to mean something in relation with optimization, and at the same time to be unique enough to be easily found by Google and other search engines.
- To differentiate our new optimization product line from our ZipMail legacy product line, while at the same time keeping a relation with it; ZipMail being on the market since 1996 (yes, the first versions of ZipMail were for Microsoft Mail, the ancestor of Microsoft Outlook, and Lotus Notes 4.5, the ancestor of IBM Notes), and with an active user base of several million ZipMail users all around the globe, we wanted to keep capitalizing on the fantastic success of ZipMail.
- Since our new optimization software product line was covering not only email platforms but also most of the today's collaboration platforms like SharePoint, IBM Connections, Cloud storage services like OneDrive, IBM Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Instant messaging like Skype for Business, Web Browser applications etc., we had to get rid of the "Mail" keyword for our new optimization software name.
- Also, the "Zip" keyword was not well fitted anymore to describe the complete set of optimization features made available in our software.
The old versions of ZipMail were compressing the email attached files, hence the ZipMail name.
The modern versions of ZipMail as well as our new optimization software now provide Native optimization for all MS Office documents and also native optimization for all image and picture files (as well as for images copied and pasted into emails). All these files are not Zip-compressed anymore. They remain in their original format after having been optimized by our software.
Thus the "Zip" keyword was by far too restrictive and had to be replaced by something expressing a broader coverage in terms of volume reduction features.
- Finally, we also wished to express that this next-generation optimization software represented somehow the state of the art in terms of modern software optimization. A real innovation, something virtually unsurpassable in the current state of the knowledge in the matter. (This is marketing and this is what we wanted the name of our software to express. Even if we think we are close to this, only our customers can tell how the marketing talk translates in the real world).
As you know, Frenchies are known to have a very bad English accent; among other things, they pronounce "The" as "Z".
Thus when they say "The Optimizer" they pronounce "Z Optimizer".
We liked this one very much!
This was also matching very well with the idea we intended to push, that our optimization software represents the state of the art in terms of optimization techniques. Plus, using "Z" instead of "The" was expressing this idea in a way that was funny and not too pretentious.
Despite the fact that ZipMail is probably not the ideal name to describe and express the value of the native optimization features provided in the modern versions of ZipMail, our customers and us decided that we all love ZipMail too much to take the decision to rename it.