Over the years mergers and acquisitions have become more and more commonplace. Symantec, for example, has been involved in 57 mergers and acquisitions and counting since its founding in 1982. Combining two companies is not an easy process. One key obstacle is integrating IT environments, which can prove difficult, especially if the environments aren’t 100 percent compatible.
That was the challenge facing MM Electrical Merchandising (MMEM) when it decided to consolidate its data center infrastructure with one if its sister companies, Vinidex Pty Limited. MMEM was using Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 while Vinidex was using Lotus Notes. Vinidex already had an email archiving solution in place but the solution wasn’t really meeting its needs and it wouldn’t support a heterogeneous environment.
After evaluating a number of solutions MMEM, decided to purchase Symantec Enterprise Vault because it supported both Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Domino. The deployment was quick and easy and reduced the size of the email store between 40 and 60 percent.
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