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Retail group eases email exasperation

The Lewis Group, a major JSE-listed retail group, has implemented Mimecast's Unified Email Management (UEM) to ensure business-critical email is always available, and to provide vital archiving functionality. "Email is an important tool for the business and a few power outages made it very clear that email is absolutely business critical. Rebuilding a mail store or restoring a workstation takes valuable time, and puts the business at risk. Mimecast could give us all the redundancy we needed, without any of the costs of doing it ourselves," explains Gareth Hawkey, GM for IT for the Lewis Group. Mimecast UEM provides the Group with hosted email management that gives enterprise-class email redundancy and security, with Internet-based and 'Internet speed' search functionality to allow users to conveniently find stored information or perform e-discovery. All this, without needing to invest in any additional staff or systems infrastructure ­ and in a second-generation pure-play Software-as-a-Service architecture that will grow and scale as needed.
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