As my daughter would say, "that does not sound good":

Western Australia's Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DPI) has revealed its Microsoft Exchange-based e-mail system is suffering frequent outages that are creating a risk of embarrassing public data loss.

"The existing messaging environment suffers from frequent outages (more than 24 hours per annum) due to a combination of hardware and software failures, e-mail corruption and human error," the department wrote in tender documents recently issued with the express purpose of calling for external assistance. ...

DPI stated its e-mail system had high management overhead and licensing requirements, and "no form of failure protection of disaster recovery".
I believe I have a sales lead...

Link: ZDNet Australia: WA infrastructure dept close to e-mail disaster > (Thanks, Justin)

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