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    My manager wants to get a TSM Health Check. We are in Washington, DC. Does anyone know of a company that does TSM Health Checks, besides IBM?

    I've found a couple by doing a Google search but am interested in any others that you may have used.

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    Nettie Kinison

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    Just curious:

    Would audit not do? Or, do you really mean a TSM System audit for compliance purposes like SOX or HIPAA?

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    I think he wants to see what someone says about our system. Are we configured correctly, using disk space correctly, retention policies, etc. He's new to TSM so I think he needs assurance that it is working okay.

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    I had Lighthouse Technologies do a health check at my last place. It was well worth it as it shows a lot more points of failure and areas of opportunities than conventional tools. I've got a contact person, if you're interested PM me.

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    If your manager is after things like retention policies these things cannot be "looked at" from an external viewpoint. This should be addressed by your company internally plus inputs/guidance to compliance policies like SOX or HIPAA (if you are in the Health business).

    One common mistake of addressing D/R or Business Continuance issues is asking for external inputs and following them blindly. You alone knows your business more than anyone else - what your customers and shareholders require, and what the law requires

    I agree for doing a technical health check but not with respect to policies. State/Provincial and Federal laws stipulates record retention periods which should be your guide.

    Just my two cents.

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    Sir

    Send me a private message here on ADSM.org and we can communicate about this and possibly establish a scope needed.

    I have done a few of these recently so i have some questions for you.


    Thank you.

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