Canal Winchester SD Deploys ArcMail for Data Archiving Compliance


The Canal Winchester Local School District in central Ohio selected the ArcMail Defender e-mail archiving solution to meet compliance with updates to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. These updates require U.S. organizations to retain electronic data so it can be produced in response to discovery requests resulting from litigation.

According to David Dewese, district technology coordinator, the district's increasing e-mail volume and the larger attachment files sizes created the need for a more efficient, centralized storage solution. The district also needed a solution that was cost-effective and low maintenance--and it needed to integrate with the Novell GroupWise platform.

"There's no shortage of vendors who claim to handle GroupWise, but the difference is in the details," said Dewese. "One vendor's solution required users to set up a rule to send a copy of everything to their GroupWise product, which is self-defeating because it gives the user the option of turning the rule off. Another solution required us to purchase additional hardware. ArcMail's Defender appliance was the only one we saw with a fully integrated GroupWise solution."

The software is already in use by St. Louis Public Schools in Missouri and South Bend Community School Corp. in Indiana.

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