As the end of the year draws closer, the time comes for a little reflection. It’s a time when a lot of businesses look back over their success and review their plans for the coming year. It’s a time of year when a lot of busiensses will start to consider the option of email archiving. And it’s also a time to catch up on things you missed during the year.
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Email quotas are common in business. They’re used to manage the amount of data each individual uses for their email and to control email archive requirements. Anyone who has worked for a large organization will be aware of them and will know the pain of skimming your inbox looking for things to delete. Problems can arise with these quotas, because you do rely on staff to retain the right email and dump the waste.
The phrase ‘third-party’ is used a lot in business. Organizations use third-party providers for many vital functions, because they don’t have the facilities themselves. Email archiving is often referred to as a third-party solution.
When you work in email archiving, when you deal with it on a daily basis, it’s easy to assume that everyone is aware of it. Your daily life involves constant reminders of the importance of email retention, so it’s hard to imagine that others would forget about it. Or worse, have no idea that it’s a requirement.
For businesses, eDiscovery and email go hand in hand. Email has become such a vital part of day-to-day business that it has become a vital component of every eDiscovery request. When responding to eDiscovery requests, there are a number of things you need to do with your email before you return the request. Lets look at the five major steps of eDiscovery and email.
Email isn’t a technology people automatically associate with innovation. It’s a technology we’ve all become very familiar with. We all know how to use it, when we do we all know what to expect. We don’t expect any surprises from email. But we got one this week. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, with many New Jersey residents unable to get to polling booths, people were allowed to vote via email in the US presidential election.
The phrase ‘quick fix’ has developed a bit of a negative connotation. It’s a phrase that usually follows words like ‘only’ or ‘just’. If you tell people you have a quick fix solution, people don’t expect much. Quick fix has become another way of saying temporary.
In many cases this reputation is justified. Replacing the broken battery cover on your TV remote with scotch tape is never going to be a permanent measure, but it is quick. Borrowing to cover cash flow problems works in the short term, but it could get you into real trouble in the long term. That doesn’t mean that all quick fixes are bad ideas. Because what is email archiving, if it’s not a quick fix?
Email Archiving is a Quick Fix
Sometimes when you show someone a piece of technology they’ve never seen before, it can make you feel like a magician. You see that same mix of surprise and delight that you imagine a magician gets when his assistant’s legs start to move in a box 10 feet from her torso. It’s a nice feeling and the reason a lot of us rush out to buy the latest smartphone or gadget. But consumer products aren’t the only technologies that can do magic tricks.