What Happens When...
Your business lives in your email
Today, more than ever, organizations are finding that their email contains more than just email. It also contains the orders, quotes, promises, and commitments made to your customers, suppliers, and partners. As email has become the standard method for having “things in writing”, it is progressively viewed as documentary evidence in the same way as a formal letter would have been 10 years ago. However, nearly one-third of companies do not have email management policies in place!
Mail servers are overflowing
Alternatively, a recent survey by Osterman Research suggests that the storage of email messages is growing at an alarming rate of 31 percent annually. However, when managing storage, email is usually the first area where we apply quotas. This practice empowers the end user to make decisions on the retention of your company’s intellectual property. Worse still, in many companies, it is not an uncommon practice to delete everything on the hard drive of an employee that has recently resigned!
Archives stored as PST files
As a response to the above, many businesses have adopted the practice of storing archived email in PST files. The challenge with this approach is that it only contains “selected” emails and not the comprehensive list needed to support a proper eDiscovery process. Additionally, searching through multiple PST files to find an email may take hours, days or weeks.
New state and federal rules, mandating proper email archiving practices, are challenging companies of all sizes to evaluate and implement an email archiving solution (beyond just backing up PST files.) At a minimum, information archiving provides customers with a means to address the data explosion in a manner that satisfies regulatory requirements and reduces the burden placed on IT applications such as email. It is no surprise then that cost-effective information archiving remains at the top of the list of priorities for IT decision makers.
CLEARNETWORK delivers true email archiving technology to businesses for a fraction of the cost without the need to purchase hardware, install software or manage ongoing maintenance. EVERY email that any person in your business sends and receives is securely archived, searchable and accessible forever. Individual users may also access their own archive so they can be comfortable in deleting emails and keeping mailboxes at a manageable size.
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