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This article is part of the Vol. 2 No. 6 August 2003 issue of How storage managers can survive e-mail archiving
It's official: Nothing beats e-mail. According to a 2003 study by Meta Group, 80% of businesspeople say e-mail is more valuable to them than the telephone. And just like phone networks, e-mail systems experience enormous strains behind the scenes that may cause problems--but users don't want to hear about it. They just go berserk when their e-mail systems don't work. No Tampering, Please Many people assume that Rule 17 (specifically subsection 17a-4) refers to write once, read many (WORM) optical discs. After all, when you burn it on WORM optical media, nobody can change it short of destroying it. But in a SEC Interpretation published on May 7, 2003, the Commission made it clear once and for all that "17a-4 does not require that a particular type of technology or method be used to achieve the non-rewriteable and non-erasable requirement." That is, you can use any "electronic storage system that prevents the overwriting, erasing or otherwise altering of a record during its required retention period through the use of integrated hardware and software control ... Access >>>
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