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London UK – 5th January 2009: Mimosa Systems, a leader in Live Content Archiving solutions, today announced that Addison Lee, one of London’s most respected minicab and courier companies has slashed email backup windows from 12 hours to one, reduced the amount of storage needed for its Microsoft Exchange mailboxes from 75 GB to 5 GB and avoided spending around £50,000 on new IT hardware and software by installing Mimosa NearPoint.

Mimosa NearPoint has given Addison Lee a comprehensive email archiving solution that maintains a complete up-to-date copy of all Exchange data, while preserving the rich context of all users’ mailboxes and public folders. In addition, because Mimosa integrates seamlessly with Exchange there was no need for Addison Lee to retrain its users – archived items simply appear as another folder in the same familiar Outlook format.

Addison Lee selected NearPoint ahead of rival email archiving solutions including Symantec's Enterprise Vault and CA’s Message Manager based on affordability, fast search capabilities, reliable recovery function and continuous data protection features. Another deciding factor was that NearPoint did not require software agents to be deployed on either the Exchange servers or the desktops, making deployment and maintenance a much simpler and quicker proposition.

“NearPoint is unique in that is works using transaction log-shipping which maintains a complete and up-to-date copy of all Addison Lee’s data — messages, calendar items, tasks, and contacts — without impacting on the performance of the Exchange Server. By contrast, the other solutions considered by the company were limited in that they either captured email at the SMTP or MAPI level or required use of Exchange Journaling, which can impose a huge load on production servers,” explains Brian Bennett, UK MD for Mimosa Systems.

“Our business remains one of the most competitive in London and we need to keep differentiating to stay ahead of the competition. In terms of resilience and performance, with the next generation benefits provided by Mimosa NearPoint our Exchange Server environment is now on a par with the rest of our IT infrastructure,” concludes Paul Caney, IT Manager for Addison Lee.

About Mimosa NearPoint

Mimosa NearPoint addresses critical customer requirements around content archiving, eDiscovery, regulatory compliance, business continuity, and storage optimization in a unified solution. Mimosa NearPoint provides legal search workflow, immediate mailbox and message recovery, disaster recovery, email, instant message and file archiving, and self-service search and access in one solution. By leveraging cost-effective storage and advanced classification rules, NearPoint also optimizes content storage and reduces overall infrastructure costs.

About Mimosa

Mimosa Systems delivers next-generation content archiving solutions for information immediacy, discovery, and continuity. Mimosa NearPoint is the industry’s most comprehensive unstructured information management software solution for email, files, and instant messages, enabling archiving, eDiscovery, storage management, and recovery in a unified solution. Mimosa is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, recognized for its competencies in networking infrastructure solutions, ISV/software solutions, and advanced infrastructure solutions. Mimosa was founded in 2003 and is based in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Australia, and India. For more information, see

About Addison Lee

Established in 1975, Addison Lee has revolutionised the private hire industry and today enjoys an unrivalled reputation for moving people and parcels in London. With a fleet of over 2,000 spacious people carriers fitted with air-conditioning and satellite navigation as standard, the company is over 5 times greater in size than its nearest private hire competitor.

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