July 15, 2008 - Chester County, Pennsylvania., a region just west of Philadelphia, deployed Mimosa Systems’ Mimosa NearPoint software to ensure the retention, preservation, protection and recovery of its email data.


Chester County's government is headquartered in West Chester, a borough of 18,000 people 25 miles west of Philadelphia. The county is administered by a board of commissioners charged with managing the large and varied governmental organizations.


“We are determined to be ahead of the curve on all technology issues - especially eDiscovery,” said Jim Ray, senior technology manager, Chester County.

“We needed a way to seamlessly search through massive amounts of email for legal and human resources.”


The county was dealing with a personal storage table (PST) file volume that was growing exponentially and driving up storage costs. Large PST files can lead to poor network performance, increased storage requirements, file corruption and lost data.


“We had multiple PST files everywhere. One-quarter of our file storage volume was being used by PST files, and that does not include PSTs that were stored on local PCs and laptops,” Ray said. “With Mimosa, we can safely restrict mailbox size and automatically archive emails in a big electronic filing cabinet. We can improve performance, while ensuring that our data is always safe and discoverable.”

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