Friday, May 16, 2008

Calling all Windows IT Pros: what would you do about the White House email?

Windows IT Pro has an excellent overview of the controversy surrounding the White House email system, filled with links for those who have only just joined the story. They conclude the article with an appeal to their readers:
At Windows IT Pro, we publish articles and information about products regularly for systems administrators concerned about staying compliant with a myriad of laws concerning email retention. Exchange administrators: What are your thoughts on the White House's archiving process? Do you have any advice for how they could do better? We want to hear from you!

I will be interested to see what they get. I am not persuaded that we are dealing with a technical problem, but I look forward to reading about the technical solutions.

Edit -
CatabBlog has some thoughts about the case.


Rob said...

Why would anyone want to change it? I think it's absolutely fine that the politicians are hoisted on their own petard do to the insane beurocracy that they impose.

I don't believe that there is any technical problem. After all, the rest of the world manages to use e-mail, and have no alternative but to accept the environment in which they operate.

It seems to me that the politicians just want to weedle out of the tangled web that they have created.

Alice said...

As you suggest, it unlikey that we are dealing with a technical problem, but I will be interested to see what sort of response Windows IT Pro gets.