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Email Archiving: Understanding the Reasons, Risks and Rewards

White Paper Published By: Proofpoint
Published:  Apr 22, 2010
Type:  White Paper
Length:  10 pages

Statistics show that as much as 60 percent of business-critical data now resides in email, making it the most important repository of data your company may own. This huge amount of data translates into a significant burden on corporate storage resources. These facts - combined with a recent onslaught of regulatory compliance rules - are forcing organizations to take a deeper look at email storage, retention, and archiving practices. And it's not just compliance with regulations that is driving this trend to archive. As email messages increasingly take center stage in headlines and lawsuits, email has become the electronic equivalent of DNA evidence. Having a system in place that takes this risk into account is crucial for businesses that don't want to end up at the center of one of these scandals. Regulatory compliance, legal discovery and storage management issues are driving more organizations to consider email archiving. Download this whitepaper to learn what you should know when making decisions about your organization's use of email archiving technology.

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proofpoint, email archiving, e-discovery, compliance, storage management, electronic discovery, search and retreival, knowledge management, server backups, data security

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