Texas Email Foot Print
What are the storage requirements in order to store one year’s worth of email generated by the Governor's office?
There are 300 people on staff with the Governor's office. According to email research from 2000 the average worker gets 40 email messages in his office every day and the size of an email averages 18.5 kilobytes
This seems low to me and the research is old, so I increased both size and volume 5-fold. This yields:
- 300 people getting 200 email message each day where each email is 100K in size.
I will splurge and go for 2.5 terabytes.
This will cost me $1,500 for an off the shelf USB compliant unit.
I seems to me that it would be cheaper for the Governor Perry to spend $2,000 to $4,000 for proper archive storage than to delete emails after only 7 days because there is too little space as the Governor's spokes man has stated here.
Since, I may have to buy this unit, a donation would be appreciated.