In today’s business environment, one of the biggest challenges an organization faces is information overload—especially where e-mail is concerned. Companies are finding that too much money and resources are being wasted managing e-mail on desktops; provisioning, configuring, and maintaining servers and storage; and attempting to manually respond to compliance needs.
Information overload impacts everyone: Employees must keep up with their ever-growing in-boxes; IT tries to minimize storage costs, increase data security, and enhance the performance of applications; and compliance and legal departments struggle to determine the value of each e-mail message, instant message, or word document to meet internal and external regulations and electronic discovery requests.
With analysts estimating that the amount of electronic information is growing by 60% year-over-year, an effective information management and archiving strategy is critical to achieving your business objectives.
A company’s intellectual property lives everywhere so it’s important to create an e-mail and information management policy that addresses the security of that information, ensures information is retained and accessible when needed, and puts into place a comprehensive archive strategy to keep in-boxes from overflowing and servers from crashing. Meeting these requirements will not only address the needs of individual departments but will also drive significant benefits for the company as a whole.
Chief Marketing Officer for Content Management & Archiving
Want to improve the way you run your business? Entrepreneurs, academics, and consultants from diverse industries offer practical advice on a variety of topics each business day.
To submit a tip for consideration, first check our archive of previous tips to make sure you're not repeating a tip someone has already contributed. Then send the tip to Small Business channel contributor Michelle Dammon Loyalka. Because of the volume of material she receives, she may not respond to each individual.