Since the 1990s, email has been a critical form of business communication. However, in just a couple short decades, not only has email volume exploded, it’s also unintentionally become a widespread way to store information.
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The convenience to employees of an email inbox and its use as a personal file server poses challenges to organisations and their IT departments. To solve mailbox bloat, IT directors and CIOs have turned to email archiving solutions, which have historically been difficult to manage when the number of inboxes crosses the 50 to 100 threshold. While email archiving has become critical to satisfying legal and regulatory needs, on-premises archiving solutions need considerable storage space. With growing storage requirements, archiving solutions require more money every year, as well as often increasing the amount of resources involved to maintain them – more than what most organisations consider ideal. As a result, the cloud has become not only a viable alternative to on-premises storage but has dramatically changed the way email is archived.
This white paper will go through:
The emergence of email archiving as a business requirement
The challenges associated with traditional on-premises solutions
Most people believe that, like a letter, once it is delivered, an email is immutable. However, a new email exploit turns that assumption on its head. Email is the most common method of communication and information exchange.