The Northeast Ohio Sewer District relied on backup tapes of email dating back to the late 1990s and had no specific policy for email retention. It received numerous eDiscovery requests, often requiring extensive date ranges. Due to the level of effort required to fulfill these requests, the impact to the IT Department was significant.
The district engaged the team at Netmail to deliver an onsite email policy workshop that helped them create a policy on email retention and destruction in accordance with their compliance regulations, then migrated from Novell GroupWise to Microsoft Exchange and set up a robust email archive to help them centralize the District’s email archives into a single repository to facilitate eDiscovery./p>
With a policy firmly in hand, the district then relied on Netmail to locate, collect, and archive email and GroupWise Personal Archives scattered throughout the organization into a centralized, fully-searchable archive repository prior to the email migration. As a result, the district can now look forward to reduced storage costs on the new Exchange system.