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Published: 20 Oct 2012

If you think compliance and legal discovery worries beset only large companies, think again. Local government agencies, such as town or regional school districts, are also feeling the heat. "We went to a seminar sponsored by TASBO [Texas Association of School Business Officials] and came away feeling slightly ill," says John Orbaugh, director of technology services for the Tyler, TX, Independent School District. "We realized we weren't in compliance with the law," he says, namely the Texas Open Records Act and the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Because he says he "doesn't look good in an orange jumpsuit," Orbaugh began to evaluate e-mail archiving software and eventually settled on Archive One from C2C Systems. For a storage platform, Orbaugh selected PowerFile's Permanent Storage Appliance (PSA), which combines controllers, disk and a robotic DVD library. Orbaugh liked PSA for its WORM capabilities--"it puts us in a strong legal position"--and modularity. "Our budgets are extremely tight," he says. Because it's possible to add as many as 10 ... Access >>>

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