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Vol. 4 No. 12 February 2006

E-mail archiving moves downmarket

CONSIDERING AN E-MAIL archiving product? You're not alone. Companies that want to archive e-mail are no longer limited to Fortune 500 financial services companies--there's a lot of interest coming from decidedly smaller businesses. "We don't have any significant compliance obligations; we just wanted to be able to save all our e-mails in case any issues came up with customers or litigation," says Tom Quanbeck, president of the 72-person Bailiwick Data Systems Inc. in Chaska, MN, which performs multisite IT projects for the retail, financial services and hospitality industries. "We had a legal situation where if we had had a certain e-mail, it would have greatly helped our position," he adds. Bailiwick's IT staff looked at several standalone e-mail archiving software packages, but ultimately decided on Imation's ComplianceVault, an e-mail archiving appliance that includes software from Intradyn, NAS and the customer's choice of an Exabyte VXA or LTO-3 tape auto-loader. "[We] liked that it was a standalone device and that it ...

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