Microsoft solution for Medco Energi’s mobile workforce

As workers increasingly rely on email, continuous replication and security concerns rise.

Jakarta-based Medco Energi International has migrated its mobile work force’s communications infrastructure to a combination of Microsoft Exchange Server (MES) 2010 and Microsoft Office Communications Server (MOCS) 2007 R2. Medco’s upstream through downstream operations are spread across seven countries.

The company first deployed MOCS in 2008 and consolidated voice mail and e-mail into one inbox for unified messaging with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition. As Medco reliance on email and voice communications increased, the company installed failover clusters for increased reliability. But this was insufficient to guarantee service levels. MES 2010 was installed in June 2009 and allowed for continuous replication using defined database availability groups. Following a successful pilot involving 150 users, Medco is now scaling up to its 2,800 users.

Medco will implement information rights management (IRM) policies to protect company information. The company is replacing its BlackBerry smart phones with Windows Mobile-based devices (that’ll be popular!). Medco also deploys Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server, which integrates multiple scan engines into a multilayered defense against viruses, worms, spam, and inappropriate content. More from

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