Florida-based Seminole Electric Cooperative decided to migrate its GroupWise system to Exchange to make it easier to integrate the mail system with other products as well as provide a familiar email platform for the younger generation joining the organization. When they began researching available solutions, they soon discovered that many of the solutions on the market were too high-priced for what would ultimately be a single-use email migration tool.
Despite the fact that the electric company initially only planned to migrate email platforms, they soon discovered that, along with the migration tool, Netmail included a unified email archiving solution. So even though Seminole Electric doesn't receive many eDiscovery requests, the company quickly realized that in today's ever-changing legal landscape, email archiving is an absolute necessity, and would help them comply with regulations like the EPA, the NERC, and SOX.
Since the trouble-free migration to Exchange, the Seminole Electric Cooperative sees the primary business benefit as a matter of saving time during eDiscovery, noting that what used to take hours responding to an eDiscovery request in GroupWise, now takes seconds using Netmail, and saving money, adding that Netmail was approximately one-third the price of the other solutions they were considering.