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Suppliers Suggest White House Email Fixes

May 7, 2008

Suppliers Suggest White House Email Fixes

Byte and Switch, May 1, 2008

Five million. That’s the number of emails that the White House is accused of losing. When the email system changed after the Clinton administration left office, the automatic email archiving solution embedded within Lotus Notes left with it.

This article details rather precisely the transition from Lotus to Microsoft Exchange and why it’s being blamed by the Bush administration for its email archiving blunder. It also provides commentary from numerous vendors on how the White House can easily and cost effectively archive emails. While the White House’s lost and deleted emails make news, we know that there are many other organizations out there – both large and small – that are facing similar retention and archiving issues and we hope that this story will help both the White House and others realize the importance of email archiving and effective methods for doing so.

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