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Vol. 8 Num. 7 October 2009

Growing need for email archiving

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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Features in this issue

  • Storage redux: Purchase plans reviving

    Our latest Storage Purchasing Intentions survey suggests that there may be a glimmer of hope for the economy based on storage managers purchase plans.

  • Backup in a snap: A guide to snapshot technologies

    Snapshots are used to enhance backup systems and shorten RTOs and RPOs. But you need to know how snapshots can vary, and what those differences could mean to your environment.

  • Growing need for email archiving

    More and more shops are archiving their email, which is good thing considering ever-escalating message traffic and stringent compliance regulations.

  • What's inside internal storage clouds?

    If you thought you knew cloud storage, think again. With scores of vendors touting internal storage clouds, we'll give you the lowdown on what makes a storage cloud "internal."

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