Skip to comments.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
What DID they do for those IRS contracts that they won?
The leg breakers must have stopped by
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.
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.
Time for more subpoenas.
You mean the government lied?! I’m shocked! Shocked, I tell you!
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.
So....the IRS either paid for something and did not implement it or...they have backups of the emails somewhere.
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.
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.
The IRS is lying through its cracked teeth!
The backup tapes were overwritten. The IRS is so strapped for money, they couldnt 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 havent 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: “
Did I really need a /sarc tag?
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.
Yeah, but how much did they spend on actual hardware ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
It should be on IRS servers. Guess those crashed, too.