The need to archive e-mail is a growing concern
Network World, July 17, 2008
Network World recently released the results of a survey that studied how decision makers’ opinions have changed over the past twelve months regarding a variety of issues. Results showed that 36 percent of respondents are more concerned about the need to archive e-mail today than they were one year ago and 30 percent are more concerned about e-discovery issues than before.
What do these results mean? In agreement with the author, we believe the results suggest that the whole issue of e-discovery is not as commonly understood as we may hope. It’s obvious that archiving is on the minds of many, for good reason. If they were up to speed and prepared to handle electronic requests, the level of concern would be dramatically lower. The good news is that more people understand the importance of e-mail archiving and e-discovery than last year and recognize that they should be focusing on it. Hopefully, next year’s Network World survey will reveal more encouraging news.