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.
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Email archiving solutions sound like they fit a certain type of company. It sounds like exactly the kind of thing you expect to find in a box marked ‘enterprise solutions’. But that doesn’t mean that small businesses should ignore it. If you own a small business, ask yourself these email archiving questions.
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’s no doubt about it, instant messaging is on the rise. According to a report by Radicati Group, instant messaging accounts will reach 2.7 billion this year and peak at 4.3 billion by 2016. That same report suggests that email accounts will reach the same 4.3 for 2016, suggesting that instant messaging will be just as popular as email by 2016.
Above all other things, there are three reasons why companies are looking to email archiving solutions. Email administrators generally express three common basic requirements when they are questioned about their needs for an archiving solution. These include:
A recent study has indicated that 49% of SMB’s in the UK and US have implemented email archiving, leaving 51% without the protection and benefits that email archiving affords. Why so? It’s probably because the main focus of IT departments is on solutions that directly increase productivity, and the other areas of IT can be pushed down the priority list. The thing is, email archiving actually does contribute to increased productivity across the organization. In addition, it’s got a ton of other benefits including reducing costs and aiding compliance. Let me explain:
We’ve been taking a look back over the history of email as part of our museum series. Today, we conclude with email as we know it: the communications platform that has taken over daily business life. It’s had such a huge impact on the way we do business, and has certainly been a blessing at times. It’s made communicating more efficient, of course, but still has brought with it it’s own problems. Compliance, for example, is a minefield in terms of email.
In our previous blog, we discussed how email has taken over the way we carry out daily business. With it has come a huge amount of regulatory burdens and challenges for IT staff. But how did email rise to be the dominating communications platform? Who invented it and how did it develop? We looked at the timeframe from the early 1960’s to the 1970’s (Timesharing computers, SNDMSG & READMAIL) in Part 1 of this blog series. Today we’re going to go a little further.