Not having an email archive doesn’t exactly strike the same fear as driving without airbags or being on a plane with no oxygen masks. If it did, it would be easier to express its importance to people. But the fact remains they are all things that you don’t want to be without in a serious situation. It’s true no one will die or even sustain any injuries if they do business without an email archive, but it could potentially kill a company.
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Email archiving is not just suited to some businesses. Any business can benefit from implementing an email archiving system.
One of the things the past NFL season will be remembered for is some of the questionable refereeing decisions that were called. When one guy is raising his arms to call a touchdown and another is frantically waving his hands saying it was an incomplete pass, you know someone’s made a big mistake. Those decisions could be the difference between a team winning or losing, securing a place in the playoffs or their season ending abruptly. This is why coaches’ challenges are so important in football. They can allow a team to regain an advantage because the referees missed something. In many ways a challenge in football is no different to a business receiving an eDiscovery request.
A lot of what we do is automatic. We don’t walk around thinking ‘left, right, left, right’; we can’t forget to breathe. Our instincts allow us to ignore vital daily requirements; they allow us to focus on other things because we live without thinking.
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.
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.
Until recently, the idea of digital discovery of electronic communication started and ended with email. We have blogged a lot recently, about other forms of digital communication that could be the subject of regulatory or eDiscovery requests. Last week we got an indication that, more than being related, the law may actually view these different types of communication in the same way.
Many of us spend every day with email by our side. It’s the main form of communication used in business and the starting point for almost every service you can use online. It’s not just something people can use; it’s intrinsic to modern life.
There are a lot of reasons to invest in email archiving. You’ll often hear case studies or anecdotal examples of how it makes eDiscovery simpler and helps drive efficiency. Usually these points are made using long and detailed examples.
Email is important. It’s not just a quick way to contact a friend or a way to stay in touch with family who live on the other side of the country. Email has become a vital part of daily communication in most businesses. So much so, that whole industries have been built around email storage management.