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Vol. 3 No. 3 May 2004

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Regulatory compliance, coupled with explosive data growth, has placed more urgency on how quickly companies must retrieve archived data. E-mail archiving gets most of the attention, but e-mails aren't the only files in town that need to be locked up safely and accessed on the fly. "Obviously, the pace of business has changed," says Peter Gerr, research analyst at Enterprise Storage Group (ESG), Milford, MA. "And so too has the value of quick access to information." This information could be video clips or X-rays or simple Word documents such as contracts or proposals. It really depends on which files drive a company's business and how regulators enforce compliance. "With requirements to archive increasing--and so much more information--the challenge is to make files accessible without getting in the way of work," says Mary Kay Roberto, senior vice president at KVS Inc., a content archiving software provider based in Arlington, TX. Michael Keithley, CIO at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), a literary and talent agency in Beverly ...

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