Florida District Deploys Mimosa NearPoint for Data Archiving and eDiscovery


Orange County Public Schools in Florida said it plans to deploy Mimosa NearPoint in an effort to streamline its e-mail archiving process. The solution will also enhance the district's ability to search and recover the stored data for a variety of applications, including eDiscovery and litigation.

According to the announcement, OCPS has selected the platform to provide effective storage and data protection for their more than 25,000 e-mail users. The new solution will allow the district to manage stored data more easily by giving administrators the ability to define parameters for storing and deleting files. The platform also provides a comprehensive set of eDiscovery tools, including proximity and conversation analysis, as well as chain of custody information.

"We are getting increasing requests for e-mail records recovery for litigation requirements," said Pam Waugh, messaging administration, OCPS, in a prepared statement. "But we didn't have a way to intelligently search our e-mail system to obtain the information that was needed. In fact, 90% of the time we couldn't deliver the information that our legal staff required. Beyond that, end user requests to restore individual mailboxes were hugely time consuming. We needed an easier solution and Mimosa NearPoint fit all of our criteria."

According to the district, the feature set found in the NearPoint platform will relieve some of the burden from its already limited IT staff resources.

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