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China Telecom Corporation Limited Guangdong Branch

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Asia Pacific, Japan | Communications | Enterprise

Protecting intellectual property is a key concern at Guangdong Telecom, but its legacy Lotus Domino messaging environment didn’t enable the company to control distribution of intellectual property assets via email. The organization implemented a discovery and retention management solution from Symantec. The company’s newfound ability to search the contents of outgoing and incoming messages has resulted in a significant change in employee behavior, while saving IT staff 3,100 hours per year.

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Organization Profile

  • Website: www.gdtel.com.cn
  • Industry: Communications
  • Founded: 2002
  • Headquarters: Guangzhou, China
  • Employees: 45,000
  • Telecom giant: Subsidiary of China Telecom, which has over 300 million phone and broadband subscribers


  • Server platform: IBM servers running Microsoft Windows Server 2003, IBM AIX, and HP-UX
  • Applications: IBM Lotus Domino 8.5
  • Databases: Oracle 10g and Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Storage: HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array 5000
  • Tape library: HP StorageWorks MSL 6030
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