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Sonasoft denies providing IRS with e-mail backup services
http://hotair.com/archives/2014/06/30/sonasoft-denies-providing-irs-with-e-mail-backup-services/ ^

Posted on 06/30/2014 8:26:38 AM PDT by chessplayer

Five years ago, Sonasoft promoted its data-retention services by claiming that the IRS trusted the company to back up its servers, and the agency contracted with Sonasoft for something until 2011. Last week, however, Sonasoft backed away from its 2009 claims, and now says that the contract never included services that would have archived e-mail servers


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KEYWORDS: irsscandals; lerneremails; sonasoft
What a surprise. sarc/
1 posted on 06/30/2014 8:26:38 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer; savedbygrace

What DID they do for those IRS contracts that they won?


2 posted on 06/30/2014 8:29:12 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: chessplayer

The leg breakers must have stopped by


3 posted on 06/30/2014 8:30:43 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: chessplayer

From the information I gathered throughout this debacle, Sonasoft provided ONLY the SOFTWARE to be used to back-up or archive email. They did not provide any hardware.

Those who claim Sonasoft did, or even had the equipment, to store the emails are just flat wrong.


4 posted on 06/30/2014 8:32:11 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: don-o; chessplayer

IMO, they only provided software and some hard drives from Rorke. They didn’t do the archiving on their servers. The archives resided on the drives the IRS purchased and installed in IRS facilities.


5 posted on 06/30/2014 8:32:20 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: chessplayer

Time for more subpoenas.


6 posted on 06/30/2014 8:32:30 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: chessplayer

You mean the government lied?! I’m shocked! Shocked, I tell you!


7 posted on 06/30/2014 8:32:40 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: UCANSEE2

See #5.


8 posted on 06/30/2014 8:32:48 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: don-o

See post #4.

This is why the ‘cost’ was so low. Sonasoft sold the software to archive/backup email to the IRS.

The data was being backed up on government hardware resources.


9 posted on 06/30/2014 8:34:47 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: UCANSEE2
Sonasoft provided ONLY the SOFTWARE to be used to back-up or archive email

So....the IRS either paid for something and did not implement it or...they have backups of the emails somewhere.

10 posted on 06/30/2014 8:36:33 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Can anyone tell me who the head of the Muslim peace movement is?)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

The backup tapes were overwritten. The IRS is so strapped for money, they couldn’t afford to buy new tape and had to reuse the old ones.


11 posted on 06/30/2014 8:41:00 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: savedbygrace

The ‘hard drives’ were likely where the Sonasoft software was contained. Assuming you are correct about the hard drives, they were sold to the IRS, so Sonasoft really had nothing to do with them after, unless it was to upload updates to their software to the drives. My guess is that they provided CD’s for updates and a tech at IRS would have uploaded them.


12 posted on 06/30/2014 8:41:20 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

survey SEZ:

The IRS is lying through its cracked teeth!


13 posted on 06/30/2014 8:43:28 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: smokingfrog

The backup tapes were overwritten. The IRS is so strapped for money, they couldn’t afford to buy new tape and had to reuse the old ones.


Strapped for money? Really?

“IRS spent $4.4 billion on IT over past five years”

“When Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee haven’t busied themselves with obsequious apologies to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for the Republicans holding his agency accountable for abuse of power, they and other defenders of the IRS complained that the real lesson of the epidemic of hard-drive failures and data losses is that the IRS really needs more money. According to government records, though, the IRS has spent more than $4 billion on information technology over the last five years: “

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/06/27/irs-spent-4-4-billion-on-it-over-past-five-years/


14 posted on 06/30/2014 8:50:54 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Did I really need a /sarc tag?


15 posted on 06/30/2014 8:52:51 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
.they have backups of the emails somewhere.

Doesn't matter. It's all just smoke and mirrors to delay and confuse the public.

This isn't Lois Lerner's first circus. She isn't stupid. She learned a long time ago not to put anything incriminating on record.

The only incriminating info would be in the ALIAS email account that many of the upper level management of government agencies have learned to use to protect themselves.

This is why Lois and other top IRS officials had 'closed door' meetings with Obama and staff at the White House. Not just one or two, but at least 160.

The 'obama rule' is LEAVE NO WRITTEN RECORD.

So... the public is just being sent on a goose chase. Even if someone were to recover some of those emails, nothing would be found of importance to this case. It would only help bolster their claim of innocence.

And THAT may be their next move, in this political game of chess.

16 posted on 06/30/2014 8:58:55 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: chessplayer
the IRS has spent more than $4 billion on information technology over the last five years:

Yeah, but how much did they spend on actual hardware ?

17 posted on 06/30/2014 9:01:23 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: chessplayer
I'm no computer expert, so I would like someone's opinion on the following statement:

I heard Lerner's lawyer say something like this on a tv talk show yesterday, Sunday: He said that Lerner turned on her computer one day, and the screen was blue. Does this mean anything?

He said that she called someone to check out her computer (laptop or desktop?), but they couldn't fix the problem.

18 posted on 06/30/2014 9:35:56 AM PDT by john mirse
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To: chessplayer

Our small company provides its customers with computers. Many times PC’s have crashed, blue screen of death, etc.. you name it. Even the most severe of cases out IT team has been able to restore, or reconstruct, reimage, etc.. whatever all the affected PC’s. The most severe case the one customer was not able to recover a small amount of data. Not one has EVER lost total access to e-mails.


19 posted on 06/30/2014 10:00:13 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: don-o

collect fees


20 posted on 06/30/2014 10:02:29 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: john mirse

The “blue screen of death”....usually means your hard drive has crashed. And your computer is kapoot. But, I doubt her data was stored on the hard drive only. It should be on IRS servers. Guess those crashed, too.


21 posted on 06/30/2014 10:20:51 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: UCANSEE2

I think you’ve got something there.

Still, there would likely be some material in the emails. Internal directives can’t go out from an alias account.


22 posted on 06/30/2014 10:22:30 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: txmissy

It should be on IRS servers. Guess those crashed, too.


Guaranteed.


23 posted on 06/30/2014 12:07:37 PM PDT by chessplayer
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