Tuesday, December 15, 2009

'Lost' Bush e-mail settlement requires that White House reveal IT practices [Computerworld]

Can anyone actually believe 22 million messages were lost due to “accidental” mislabeling? 

Without an automated archiving system, the White House relied on manual processes to archive e-mails, and that's when the problems evidently began. Files were mislabeled and commingled on back-up tapes containing all types of information.

Among the techniques used by the White House to determine whether e-mails were missing was modeling of traffic, from which they founds days that had statistically low e-mail volumes.

'Lost' Bush e-mail settlement requires that White House reveal IT practices

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