Waterford Technologies, Inc., vendor of intelligent email and file archiving and management solutions, announced that its $99 unlimited mailboxes, software license fee for its MailMeter Archive software for any K-12 school district is a resounding success. 'Hundreds of school districts have taken advantage of this special price,' said Tom Politowski of Waterford Technologies. 'Education and government groups that use Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, and Ipswitch IMail are archiving email records automatically and are in compliance with government regulations.' School districts are required by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), Freedom of Information Act, and state Sunshine Laws to keep relevant electronic information reasonably accessible for e-discovery and public record searches. With the ongoing budget cuts and insufficient resources, many districts have been deflecting requests for email archiving systems from their IT staff. Unfortunately, many school districts have learned that backup tapes don't solve the e-discovery problem when it comes to litigation. In recent times, litigation has become increasingly common and the lack of preparedness is a huge liability for institutions.
'With the drastic budget cuts challenging even the most frugal superintendents, we wanted to make sure that school districts could satisfy their FRCP (Federal Rules for Civil Procedure) needs. The $99 special price is a huge discount from our normal business pricing. MailMeter Archive is a full functioning solution for unlimited mailboxes and can run on an existing Windows server. No other software solution or hardware appliance comes even close to this low cost investment and long term value.' Andrew Shonk from Rootstown Public Schools says, 'Waterford's offer is legitimate. Our experience with them has been great and I'm a loyal customer. They are the only vendor who has recognized that this is a real need for public institutions that use tax dollars.' Waterford Technologies also published two 16 page business briefs, The 10 Most Dangerous Email Problems Facing School Superintendents and The 10 Most Dangerous Email Problems Facing Teachers.