Sometimes the only solution you need is one that gets you from point A to point B.
The Trabant was a Soviet era car made exactly for that purpose. It was noisy, uncomfortable, ugly and unreliable. People spent years on a waiting list to get one, only to find the Trabant made a mechanic out of everyone who owned it. It was the only car available, there simply was no choice.
The Trabant 22 horse power two-stroke engine accelerated 0 to 60 mph in a mind bending 21 seconds and on to a top speed of 70 mph, amid a cloud of smoke and pollution. Fuel gauges were a luxury, forcing most to rely on a dipstick.
Those who drove a western car thought of the Trabant as a joke. Many people who lived behind the iron curtain today view the Trabant with nostalgia; representing an era of strife and difficulty. We salute you for emerging from that.
Business is serious. Seriously competitive. Mistakes in systems selection, can leave you with a “make work” project, instead of the cost saving, efficient unifying solution that you had ‘hoped’ for.
Email Archiving is a serious business. The need to manage email and its archiving, seamlessly quickly and efficiently is the bedrock of a successful business knowledge and communication system.
As with Motor Vehicles, you get a choice. Look beyond the smoke. Getting from A to B is the goal; but arriving late, covered in dirt or not at all is where you will ultimately be judged.
Selecting the wrong email archiving solution is not just going to blow your capital budget. It can result in:
unhappy users, right up to the board level.
distraction for you, when you thought that by this time you would be done with the ‘archiving project’ and on to something ‘more interesting’.
dilution of your IT staff’s time and focus dealing with problems arising from poor performing software.
exposure and risk associated with inadequate compliance and lack of eDiscovery capability.
the plight of more and more cost being diverted to the email archiving project.
Make the right choice, first time.