Somerfield Stores, CalAmp Corp. and the City of Oceanside effectively manage growing e-mail stores with Enterprise Vault software
SAN FRANCISCO -- VERITAS VISION 2005 - April 26, 2005 - VERITAS Software Corporation (NASDAQ: VRTS) today announced that Somerfield Group, CalAmp Corp. and the City of Oceanside, Calif. rely on VERITAS Enterprise Vault e-mail and content archiving software to protect critical business records, improve employee productivity and achieve compliance with industry regulations and laws governing the retention and supervision of e-mails. VERITAS announced Enterprise Vault 6.0 today, adding key new features and integration with VERITAS NetBackup 6.0 to provide end-to-end content archiving and data protection capabilities for customers worldwide (see related press release, issued today
Somerfield Stores: Gaining Control of Growing E-mail Stores Enterprise Vault software's search and retrieval capabilities are critical to daily business operations for Somerfield Stores, one of the largest grocery retailers in the United Kingdom, with 1,300 stores serving more than 12 million consumers every week. E-mail is the primary communications channel between Somerfield Stores and its buyers and suppliers and the company generates more than 100,000 e-mails each week. The majority of commercial negotiations are conducted by e-mail, and these records need to be retained so Somerfield is protected from any legal action in the event of a contractual dispute. Somerfield implemented VERITAS Enterprise Vault software in 2002 so that all business records, including communications between buyers and suppliers, would be properly stored and easily retrievable.
"For Somerfield Stores, the greatest benefit of Enterprise Vault is the ability to search and discover the truth, because nine times out of 10, critical business information resides within the corporate e-mail system," says Colin Clark, corporate cost audit manager, Somerfield Stores Limited. "Using Enterprise Vault, we've been able to take a large, unmanaged mass of data and turn it into a corporate asset."
CalAmp: Improving E-mail Efficiency, Managing Sarbanes Oxley Compliance CalAmp Corp., based in Oxnard, Calif., is a provider of wireless products and engineering services that enable anytime/anywhere access to critical information, data and entertainment content. With comprehensive capabilities ranging from product inception through volume production, CalAmp delivers cost-effective high quality solutions to a broad array of customers and markets. E-mail is an essential communication channel for CalAmp, and because it is a publicly-traded company, e-mails must be saved to meet the Sarbanes Oxley Act's requirements around records retention and reporting. CalAmp uses VERITAS Enterprise Vault software to automatically archive all e-mail messages and attachments in a secure online vault, eliminating the risk of accidental loss or deletion. Using a central archive, CalAmp's employees no longer need to store information in personal email folders on their desktops and laptops, freeing up storage space, reducing the risk of corrupted data and ensuring that critical information is available enterprise-wide.
"Using VERITAS Enterprise Vault, we've reduced the size of our mail storage five-fold and eliminated our reliance on PST files and mailbox quotas to manage our e-mail store," says Chris Sotak, CalAmp's manager of information services. "Our critical company data is securely archived for regulatory compliance and our employees are pleased because they can access the entire archive without having to waste time managing their own e-mail accounts."
City of Oceanside, California: Protecting Public Records The benefits of implementing Enterprise Vault software extend to the public sector as well. The City of Oceanside, Calif., the third largest city in San Diego County with a population of 165,000 has been using VERITAS Enterprise Vault software since 2001. The city receives between 9,000 and 12,000 e-mails a day, which the California Public Records Act mandates must be retained and made available upon a citizen's request. All e-mails that pass through the city's Microsoft Exchange environment are automatically indexed and stored in original format using VERITAS Enterprise Vault software, enabling Oceanside's IT department to fulfill public records requests in minutes instead of days—translating into a significant cost savings.
"Enterprise Vault helps ensure that critical public records won't be lost or accidentally deleted. Using Enterprise Vault, we have reduced our e-mail records search and retrieval time by 95 percent," said Michael Sherwood, CIO, City of Oceanside. "Reducing the time spent recovering public records improves my team's productivity, and saving time means saving money. More importantly, we're providing our citizens with an efficient means of accessing information. They know if they request information, we'll provide it quickly."
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