By the end of 2011, all Army email users will have migrated to the new Enterprise Email service. Instead of accessing email through local email servers at each installation, users will reach through the network to access their email services from the Department of Defense “cloud”.
The Army is the first service to migrate to Enterprise Email as part of a larger DoD effort. The goal is to improve capabilities and security, while simultaneously reducing costs. The HQDA staff will be among the first Army users to migrate to the new email service. Migration refers to the automated process of copying current email and calendar data from each user’s local email account to their Enterprise Email account. The process normally occurs overnight at a time coordinated with customers to minimize operational impact.
Read below for a blog excerpt from Michael Krieger, Deputy CIO/G6 as he discusses the way ahead for enterprise email.
“On March 31st and April 1st, I had the distinct pleasure of discussing how we are implementing our vision for the network with past and present Signal senior leaders at the 2011 Signal General Officer and Senior Executive Summit.
Here’s an abbreviated version of what I said about Enterprise Email. The “Bottom Line Up Front” (BLUF) is we’ve had some challenges but remain on track to migrate the rest of the Army by the end of year. And most importantly, feedback from users on enterprise email has been overwhelmingly positive. As of April 1, approximately 2,300 users have been migrated to the DISA-provided email service. Per the plan, they include personnel from CIO/G-6, NETCOM/9th Sig Command SC(A), 7th Signal Command, and the Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM). The new CIO/G-6, LTG Lawrence, and her Senior Enlisted Advisor, Sergeant Major McCrary have been on enterprise email since their arrival. All across the Signal/IT Community, our leaders continue to be completely committed to the cause. This is a good thing because we’ve had to work through a number of challenges.”
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