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Comment: You can just plug in an external drive, (Score 1) 983

by CoolCash (#46462873) Attached to: How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?
but you need real backup software. As you fill up drives you replace it and continue the backup until you have a full backup. This way you can take them off site. Like any other backup solution, make sure you test the drives every few months to make sure your data is not corrupt and have a failed drive.

Comment: Re:Zimbra? (Score 2) 224

by CoolCash (#41552703) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Open Communications Set-Up For Small Office?
-The new Zimbra 8 integrates with cisco phones and now syncs accounts with active directory. -Forums are outstanding. I usually find my answer there. I have had to only contact support a couple times a year. -They have an opensource "free" version. Doesn't include mobile sync, backup services or Outlook sync support. But a lot of that can be done with 3rd part sync applications which have been extensively tested and used by the community.

Comment: Re:That is insane! (Score 3, Insightful) 601

by CoolCash (#38201160) Attached to: Europe's Largest IT Company To Ban Internal Email
Your company could implement a centralized application to store and manage these documents, basecamp, sharepoint, etc. If you just send them via email, the customer/vendor doesn't have a easy central location to search and retrieve information. What if someone leaves one of the companies? Then you have to resend the emails, or their IT dept needs to consolidate email accounts and access. This way, the new employee gets a login and automatically gets all the invoices and documents. Notifications can be automatically sent via, IM, text, snail mail, or even automated phone calls. It won't be easy to get rid of email, but its definitely possible.

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