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.
Jatheon Email Archiving Blog
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.
On this blog, we often talk about the reasons companies need email archiving solutions. We break down cases and give examples of why email archiving is a good idea. But today, we’re not going to do that.
There’s a common small business phrase, often used to identify inefficient working practices, that is particularly relevant to email archiving solutions. The phrase is normally accompanied by a story of a wise business head chastising a subordinate for overcomplicating a job. The result is a question asked of the subordinate, ‘Are we going to make money doing this?’
The question is particularly pertinent for companies who haven’t invested in an email archiving solution. When you look at the way you manage email in your business, ask yourself if it’s the best use of your employee’s time. If you’re trying to manage your email manually, the answer will most likely be ‘no’.
When it comes to issues like compliance and eDiscovery, a lot of businesses just don’t want to think about it. They tend to adopt the, ‘it’ll never happen to me’. But all companies have the potential to be involved in a lawsuit. When that does happen, eDiscovery will become a big issue.
When you want to set up an email archive, there are a lot of things to consider. It can take some time and research to find the right email archive solution. And there are a lot of mistakes you can make when you’re looking for an email archive solution.