If you rely on email for internal support, chances are valuable time is wasted going back and forth trying to get the right information. Work is assigned inefficiently, leading to slower resolution times and unhappy customers. Plus, you're not able to report on progress to show the value of IT to the rest of the business.

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We often collect feedback and requests from people outside of our team. If they find a bug, need something done, or have a feature request – somehow and some way, they need to reach us. As an Atlassian, I prefer working in JIRA. It’s my favorite place to plan, track, and get things done, however, I find that sending colleagues (who are often non-technical) to JIRA introduces them to an unfamiliar interface they don’t necessarily know how to navigate.

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When I joined Atlassian, I had heard of JIRA and Confluence, but had never used them. During my first day at the office, I was joined by other new hires and taken through our onboarding. We covered important items like which systems were tied to various passwords, the passcode for the alarm, and, most important, how to order lunch. All of these tidbits of information were helpful, but taking it all in was like drinking from a fire hydrant. That's when they introduced us all to the "extranet," or

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Play it safe: Disaster Recovery for JIRA Data Center

Since we launched JIRA Data Center in July 2014, Disaster Recovery has been one of the most frequently requested features from customers. JIRA is business critical and customers want to be prepared and ensure its availability in the event of a disaster. Well, we listened and we're excited to announce that it's here! With JIRA Data Center 6.4, customers can now configure a cold single or multi node standby site in a geographically separate location.

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