E-mail archiving is a massive undertaking for little gain. It really doesn't produce anything. What it does is protect your shop from data loss. It drives less revenue than a chain-link fence, but you have to have it.
Archiving on the cloud takes away all IT archiving chores. So long as you truly trust your archiver, a huge load is taken off the staff. The market is taking off, and will nearly double from 2011's revenue of $191 million to $336 million next year. That's not a crazy amount of money, but it is a healthy, growing market that's taking off fast. For more details on the market and your options, click here.
Not sure if you can trust a cloud archivist? I get it. But look at it this way: That is their core business, so they ought to be good at it. Ask yourself this -- do you trust a dedicated cloud archivist or your own shop, where e-mail archiving is just one of the things you do? Answers welcome at [email protected]
Posted by Doug Barney on 02/14/2012 at 12:47 PM
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