When email and social collide

By Sonian
In Channel
August 29, 2012

Kayla Krause / Sonian

Finding effective ways to store online data can be a hurdle for businesses of any size. The more big data archiving they must accomplish, the more cumbersome the task becomes, leading some to potentially relax internal protocols regarding the practice. If time and money are that much of a concern to a company, it is more worthwhile to contract with a third-party host than risk business continuity.

These systems will require more critical maintenance as well as the methods employees use to communicate with one another become increasingly diverse. In the past, email archiving was the only major concern, but now Business 2 Community reported that a Radicati Group study showed nearly as many corporations use instant messaging as well as email. These messages all require archiving as well, regardless of how short, and having a discerning eye for what is trivial and what constitutes backup will also be important.

A separate article from the source pointed out that missing out on savings and dodging guidelines are two of the most common business mistakes that companies of all sizes are guilty of. In case of eDiscovery, these organizations will have no way to protect themselves or their assets.

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