A Solution for the PST Problem
In last week’s blog, I examined the problem with PSTs: they are not centralized, which translates into headaches for the IT department, inefficient use of storage, and the potential for data loss / non-compliance.
Now that the problem is clear, the solution is clear: we need to find and centralize the PST files that are scattered across the corporate network. By doing so, we will…
- Rid the IT department of their PST headache = save IT time = save money!
- Improve / reduce network storage requirements = save money!
- Reduce the risk of non-compliance = guard against potential legal proceedings and fines, save money on eDiscovery costs, and generally sleep well at night (just like last week’s well-intentioned end user) ;)
You might be thinking, “Great idea, but this is a daunting task. Finding and centralizing PST files is a lot of work!”
Actually, finding and centralizing your PST files is easy with Netmail PST Radar.
The first, and very useful, function that we can perform with Netmail PST Radar is the Scan and Detect job. This job allows you to scan the workstations in your network to locate PST files. You can scan for PSTs from one single location (for instance, the IT manager’s workstation), even if Outlook is running on end-user workstations.
By using the Scan and Detect job, PSTs are no longer a mystery: you know the location and size of all the PSTs on your network.
Next week, we’ll cover the actions you might want to perform on your PST files now that you have located them. Be sure to tune in for Part Three of my three-part series on PST files.
Don’t forget to watch our Netmail PST Radar Scan and Detect demo on YouTube!
– Jane Bolton Lacombe
Jane is the Product Marketing Coordinator at Messaging Architects.