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Email is an essential business tool, obviously, and we all use it every day to get our jobs done. But what happens when a problem pops up in your email environment? Would you be able to easily pinpoint all requested information if a legal matter or other sensitive situation came up? Do you know if the all the data in your email system is compliant with industry regulations? Are you prepared to migrate your entire email system to the cloud, without suffering data loss?
With the tremendous growth of electronic data — in email and otherwise — managing information is more and more challenging. Data breaches, corporate policy violations, and lost or corrupted emails are more common than ever. Hard disks crash, network cards fail, patches sometimes do not work as intended, upgrades go awry and employees sometimes violate your acceptable use policies.
Consequently, good email governance and content management capabilities are critical:
Here are four key areas to address when creating an email governance strategy that will address these concerns while best serving your business goals:
Check out this white paper to learn more and find out how Recovery Manager for Exchange from Dell can help.
But we can tell you some of the steps your organization can take to ensure HIPAA compliance!
Watch this on-demand webcast where Independent Auditor Steven Marco of Modern Compliance Solutions joins Dell Software's Tim Sedlack as they discuss the latest on HIPAA compliance requirements. This is a unique opportunity to hear a point of view from an independent auditor.
Security Explorer Is like Windows Explorer on Steroids!
If you manage permissions for Windows Server, NAS/SAN devices, SQL Server, Exchange and SharePoint, check out the all-new Security Explorer 9.5!
Security Explorer is like Windows Explorer on steroids — It provides IT administrators with one platform to manage access controls and security across your entire Windows network environment. This powerful time-saving tool helps you achieve, maintain and prove compliance and reduce the risk of security breaches.
Watch the new Security Explorer video!
Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. PT / Noon ET (IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER!)
Active Directory is one of the most critical components of the IT infrastructure. Surprisingly, management is often unaware of problems related to Active Directory. Register today – it’s not too late to learn what you might not know about the state of Active Directory within your own organization!
There are times when users want to create a new database, yet retain the ability to view and report on data in the old database. This helps keep the online database current and nimble with improved performance, while retaining historical information for various regulatory compliance rules or for regular business practices. The Active Administrator “Archive Databases” feature gives users a simple way of converting an Active Administrator database into an archive database.
Here are the steps on how to archive a database.
From within the Active Administrator console, expand "Configuration" and select "Archive Databases". Click the "New" option.
Enter the database server name or browse for it, and then enter the database name. Next, you will want to name the archive. Be sure to name it something relevant for easier identification purposes. For example, if you want to archive the database quarterly, you can name it AA_Archive_2014_Q2.
Do not select the option to “Make this archive the active archive”.
Click “OK” and then “Yes” to use this database.
To search for the archive you have created, simply expand “Auditing & Alerting” and select "Archives". On the right hand side of the screen, use the drop down arrow to select the archive that you would like to search.
When you are finished selecting the archive, you can select the reports you would like to view for the archived database.
As you see, converting an Active Administrator database into an archive database is easy to do. It allows users to retain the reporting history they need. It also keeps the live database agile, which helps to improve database performance.
Join Active Directory experts Don Jones (Concentrated Tech) and Chris Ashley (Dell Software) for a real-life look at some of Active Directory’s most difficult tasks. You’ll see multiple approaches to solving each of 5 major challenges, including:
Don and Chris will debate the pros and cons of using conventional techniques, PowerShell scripts and native tools vs. specialized tools for tackling these common AD challenges. You’ll be invited to join in and share your own techniques, thoughts and challenges and get feedback directly from these experts. This event will be a lively discussion and all are encouraged to participate!
If you’re using an older version of Novell® GroupWise® for messaging and collaboration, you’re probably wondering if you should upgrade to the latest version or just transition everything to Office 365.
Office 365 certainly has a lot to offer, but the task of making that transition can be daunting. With careful planning, however, it’s a manageable process and your organization will be on its way to enjoying the benefits of Office 365 in no time. Here are eight steps to help plan for a cost-effective and low impact transition from GroupWise to Office 365.
There are many options and considerations that go into planning a migration to Office 365. Always make choices that provide the most value while simplifying the transition and minimizing the impact on your organization. And be sure to build flexibility into the new system so that it can evolve as your business grows.
Check out this white paper to find out how Dell GroupWise Migrator for Exchange can help ensure a successful migration.
Hopefully just as much as I do so I have several headliner announcements to make you aware of!
First, I am pleased to announce that Recovery Manager for Active Directory was a finalist in the 2014 American Business Awards (the “Stevies”), in the category of “New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Systems Management Solution.”
If you want to vote for Recovery Manager for Active Directory the American Business Awards People’s Choice Awards are open for voting:
http://www.stevieawards.com/FavoriteNewProducts.peopleschoice/default.cfm and vote by
- Entering the Short Code M942T (which is Recovery Manager for Active Directory Forest Edition) – and “Submit”
- Registering your vote
Vote by August 8, 11:59 pm ET and let your voice be heard!!!
WAIT!!! There is more!
Did you know that in a recent Dell Software commissioned Dimensional Research survey showed that 66% of respondents said they are reluctant to make major changes to applications that use AD because they don’t have a valid environment in which to test the changes first? More disturbingly, 87% of respondents said they have had incidents or disasters with Active Directory yet less than half have a robust disaster recovery plan in place. Check out the full July 8th 2014 press release for more shocking survey results!
One last headliner you need to check out!!!
We briefed the well-respected Information Technology Author, Michael Vizard from IT BusinessEdge on our upcoming press release regarding the Dimensional research survey results and he wrote an article about it on Channelinsider.com called “Defining the Microsoft Active Directory Opportunity”.
Thanks for reading my blog post and DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!!!
Have you ever wondered how Dell Software's Lotus Notes to SharePoint migration customers around the world are using the product? What are the key use cases? What are the key benefits customers are experiencing?
Well, we recently asked our third party customer validation organization, TechValidate, to survey our Notes migration customers around the world. Here is the overwhelming response:
And you have access to all of this! Click on the link below to access a full library of customer testimonials.
Here is an example of what our customers are saying: