North Carolina E-Mail Accounts In Archive System Grow Slowly

Fewer than 900 of the 61,000 e-mail accounts maintained by North Carolina state government are on a new archive system designed to make it easier to manage and retrieve messages.

The News & Observer reported Thursday that only 1.4 percent of the accounts are in the archive system that Gov. Beverly Perdue and predecessor Mike Easley told state officials to put together. A California company was hired late last year to create the system.

Chief Information Officer Gerald Fralick says the system works well and he plans to ask for $800,000 from the Legislature this year to expand the effort.

The archive system will keep e-mails for at least 10 years and replace cumbersome backup tapes. The system should help agencies respond to public records requests.

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