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Growing need for email archiving
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of Vol. 8 Num. 7 October 2009
More and more shops are archiving their email, which is a good thing considering ever-escalating message traffic and stringent compliance regulations. In this month's survey, 53% of respondents said they use email archiving, up from 45% last year. Email, once considered a convenience to augment other forms of communication, is now clearly a mission-critical application in most companies. As such, it requires the special handling and attention -- especially for regulatory compliance and legal preparedness -- that email archiving provides. In this month's survey, 53% of respondents said they use email archiving, up from 45% last year. Just getting a handle on burgeoning email stores contributed to that swing into the archiving camp, with 30% citing better email management as their primary reason for archiving. In addition, legal readiness (28%) and compliance (26%) loomed large. Nearly half (47%) of those surveyed have opted for third-party archiving apps, but 37% still rely on the email system's capabilities. Outside services are...
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