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Bolton Wanderers boots up e-mail management system

Premier League Football club Bolton Wanderers has upgraded to a web-based e-mail management systemto halve administration time, ensure business continuity, and improve security.

"Since moving to the web-based service from Mimecast, viruses and spam are blocked at source and, therefore, do not waste valuable disk space and bandwidth," said Dave Atkinson, IT manager for Bolton Wanderers.

"A key attraction for the web-based service was that e-mails are stored on triple-redundant servers at geographically remote locations and offer a continuous service even if there is a server outage," he said.

The move to the software-as-a-service model is part of an upgrade of the club's local area network to an IP-centric environment.

Bolton Wanderers has also opted for Mimecast's archival service to provide an audit trail that could be used in court to defend the club's reputation should the need arise.

"The club wanted to be able to provide evidence of all electronic communications between players, agents and the club," said Atkinson.

An expected benefit of the system, he said, was that it enabled the corporate hospitality and marketing departments to send targeted, branded e-mails and measure response rates.





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