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Mimosa Systems

September 29, 2009 09:00 ET

New Zealand's Largest Union Depends on Mimosa Systems' Integrated Content Archive to Manage, Discover and Recover Vital Email Content -- Without Straining Exchange Server Resources

Public Service Association Turns to Mimosa for Next-Generation Content Archiving Solution to Keep Pace With Rapid Growth and Maximize Storage Hardware Investment

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - September 29, 2009) - Mimosa Systems, the leader in next-generation email, file, and SharePoint archiving solutions, today announced that the New Zealand Public Service Association (PSA), the largest union in New Zealand, has achieved extraordinary success locating hard-to-find emails and restoring accidently deleted emails, contacts and calendar information by using Mimosa NearPoint™.

The PSA, which represents 58,000 members, is managed by a highly mobile staff who generate a phenomenal amount of email using Outlook on Exchange 2007. Before using NearPoint, the users were challenged to find old emails, and could not restore deleted contact information and calendar appointments.

The PSA's choice of NearPoint to solve its email management issues has proven to be a winner. NearPoint -- which has been running successfully with zero user or performance issues -- allows staff members to restore and find email and other Outlook information easily and quickly. End-users locate their archived emails via NearPoint's self-service retrieval feature, which is the key element in enabling NearPoint to find and restore email, contact and calendar information without straining Exchange or IT resources.

"My users just love the Mimosa product," said Richard Finlay, IS project manager, PSA. "They find it very effective and easy-to-use. At the same time, introducing NearPoint has reduced the workload on the IS staff by nearly 20 percent, which allows us to focus on the critical path of our next project."

"PSA's experience with Mimosa's integrated archive captures the essence of simple, easy-to-use search, browse functionality that allows their staff to manage large volumes of archived email," said Scott Whitney, vice president product management of Mimosa Systems. "The PSA is the perfect example of a company that is managing email growth while relying on NearPoint to decrease storage costs, simplify data recovery, and facilitate end-user access."

The Mimosa NearPoint archiving solution has delivered value to the PSA in many ways, including:

--  Next-generation architecture: Mimosa NearPoint's unique architecture
    does not require journaling or any agents on either the Exchange Server or
    user desktops. This ensures that there is no impact on production Exchange
    Server performance.
--  Storage management and PST archiving: Using NearPoint, administrators
    define policies that allow mailboxes on Exchange Servers to be extended to
    the NearPoint server using parameters such as message size, age, and
    mailbox quota. For managing offline email contained in PST files, the
    NearPoint PST Archiving Option crawls and uploads PST files to the
    NearPoint archive, where they are centrally managed and searched for email
    discovery. PST files can be automatically deleted after they are uploaded
    to the archive or remain as files managed by NearPoint.
--  Mailbox storage management: With NearPoint, the PSA has significantly
    reduced storage requirements on the Exchange Server.
--  Self-service search of archived data: the PSA employees have seamless
    self-service access to their archived data, enabling them to find
    potentially lost or deleted messages and files without IT assistance.

About Mimosa NearPoint

Mimosa NearPoint addresses critical customer requirements around archiving, eDiscovery, regulatory compliance, business continuity, and storage optimization in a unified solution. Mimosa NearPoint proactively captures email, files, SharePoint content and instant messages; and provides legal search workflow, case management, employee supervision, immediate high fidelity coarse and fine grain recovery, disaster recovery, and self-service search and access in one solution. By leveraging cost-effective storage and advanced classification rules, NearPoint also optimizes content storage and reduces overall infrastructure costs.

About Mimosa

Mimosa Systems, Inc. delivers next-generation enterprise email, file and SharePoint archiving solutions for information immediacy, discovery, and continuity. Mimosa NearPoint is the industry's most comprehensive unstructured information management software solution for email, files, collaboration systems and instant messages, enabling archiving, eDiscovery, storage consolidation, and recovery with a unified solution. Mimosa is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, recognized for its competencies in networking infrastructure solutions, ISV/software solutions, and advanced infrastructure solutions. Mimosa was founded in 2003 and is based in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Australia, and India. For more information, visit

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