The second in a series of 2014 information management predictions from our resident industry experts, we asked the executive team at C2C Systems to provide their top predictions for enterprise information and email management in 2014.
Ken Hughes' 2014 Information Management Predictions
1. Exchange archiving will come under increased scrutiny
As more people look at the native archiving capabilities within Exchange 2010, 2013 and Office 365, further evidence on limitations and how it fails to meet the needs of the enterprise will surface.
2. Cloud vendor migration
Early adopters of Office 365 and Google Apps will have been using it for around 3 years. Having been dissatisfied at the pains they went through with the initial teething troubles of whichever service they selected, they will begin to look at options to migrate to another vendor.
3. Data management
We will see further adoption of corporate retention policies in the face of overwhelming amounts of data.
4. PST elimination
2014 will see a huge focus on PST elimination going hand in hand with organizations migrating to newer versions of Exchange (on-premise or Office 365)
5. Pervasive data access
Organizations will get smarter about where their users' data is stored. Rather than laptops as silos of data for users, the data will move to a centrally stored model enabling access from any of the multiple devices and services a user now has.
MORE ABOUT KEN HUGHES
Ken started his career as a Communications Engineer in the British Army where he spent 11 years working on various satellite, data communications and radio systems. Since leaving in 1996 he has worked with software for large communications solutions for Ericsson and Vodafone, and then for various software companies as a Technical Manager / Director responsible for Support, QA Testing, Engineering and Development teams.