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This article is part of the Vol. 5 No. 8 October 2006 issue of What you need to know about data storage provisioning
E-mail archiving outsourcers falling short Service providers need to catch up with the e-mail archiving needs of their customers. Tired of mailbox quotas? Spending too much money on e-mail application servers and storage? The solution is easy: e-mail archiving. So why aren't more of you doing it? Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) estimates that 70% of you haven't deployed any form of e-mail archiving. Of those who did make an investment, what percentage of mailboxes did you archive--only 20% to 30%? In addition, many who use e-mail archiving software are doing so just because they have to. That's a lot of rhetorical questions and figures, so let me spell things out a bit. There are tangible benefits to e-mail archiving, including complying with record-retention regulations and creating a searchable repository. But the most overlooked benefit is message application infrastructure optimization. For example, organizations that implement mailbox quotas to control storage costs essentially force employees to delete e-mails or create their own message archives in ... Access >>>
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