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Vol. 6 No. 3 May 2007

Snapshot: Email archiving on the rise with users

Storage readers are roughly split down the middle on archiving email: 52% do, while 48% don't. However, 58% of nonarchivers say they do plan to archive email in the future, while 38% say their company doesn't require it. Of those who do archive email, 45% use a third-party tool, a significant rise compared to four years ago when only 18% did so. But even though most archiving tools allow users to set up a wide variety of policies to selectively archive email, 71% of respondents archive all email communications. --Trina MacDonald

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Features in this issue

  • Negotiating for support

    Over a period of just a few years, the amount you spend on support contracts could equal or even exceed the price of the product itself. But storage support contracts are usually optional, and both the extent of coverage and its cost are definitely negotiable. A little hard bargaining and creativity, along with the leverage of seeking maintenance from a third-party support company, can go a long way toward knocking down your support costs.

  • More laptop backup options

  • Storage managers in control

    For the first time in five years, the amount of capacity storage managers plan to add this year dropped, according to the results of Storage magazine's latest Purchasing Intentions Survey. To be sure, the decrease was more of a sign that relief may be on the way for storage managers who have spent the last few years trying to keep up with runaway storage growth.

Columns in this issue

  • Best Practices: Protecting SharePoint data

    SharePoint's collaboration framework is gaining in popularity, but it has a number of data protection challenges that can result in significant levels of complexity rather quickly. Storage and data protection groups must work with application teams to plan an effective data protection strategy.