At GWAVACon EMEA last week I heard a very nice and true story from a very interesting person. I did ask him, if I could publish this story and he gave me the OK for that, but he did not really want his name to be published. However many people at least in Europe know this person, he is the one, who is always registering first! Of course he has been the first to register for the Open Horizons EMEA Summit in November as well..... So looking forward to see you there again, Mr........ But now lets focus on this true story.
So, the following is not something, I have been changing to make it a real nice story. I got this information from "Mr. 1st to register" and did not change a single word. It shows, why GroupWise is (still and forever) the best choice in terms of unplanned downtimes:
I met a friend of mine in early June. He's also an e-mailadmin, though his company is running Exchange. We came to talk about unplanned downtime, and he told me that they had less than five hours unplanned downtime in May, referring to their e-mailsystem. I said that it was similar to our unplanned downtime, but it was about four hours for my company. So he said: "-Wow, you mean four hours unplanned downtime for the whole month...???" I replied: "-No, not for May, but for the last seven and a half years..." End of story.
Isn´t that a fantastic story? But it fits 100 % to my first blog entry about my favourite dutch word. GroupWise is stable and robust and will never stop working. But of course "Mr. 1st to register" is also part of this success-story as well. He is doing the administration of GroupWise and this is of course one of the best indicators, that he is doing a fantastic job. Looking forward to see you again in November in Buunderkamp at the Open Horizons EMEA Summit. I owe you a big beer (or whatever you would like to drink) for this nice story.
Author: Herbert Lefering (nickname Herbi)
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