The final of our 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.
Mike Taylor's 2014 Information Management Predictions
1. Trouble ahead for obsolete and end of life email archiving platforms
End of life and obsolete email archiving platforms such as Zantas/EAS, RISS, IAP and Mimosa will cause Enterprise Customer’s pain, money, and time as they struggle to move data from these platforms. They will need to rely on new vendors to provide products and services to take them into the next century.
2. Will Exchange Public Folders disappear or are they too important for large customers?
Exchange Public Folders have been rumored to have been phased out for many years. But a number of large organizations rely on them for important business processes that are not easily migrated to SharePoint. Companies will look for solutions to move data easily and effectively from Public Folders, while maintaining the metadata and integrity of that information.
3. Exchange Migration to 2013 will be slower than anticipated
Enterprise customers will put migrations to Exchange 2013 on hold as they consider moving to Office 365, Google or other Hybrid options.
4. Reducing the cost of ediscovery and FOIA requests
Enterprise customers that experience frequent litigation have become “wise” to the costs incurred here and will look to reduce these costs by bringing processes in house in 2014. Public entities, like state, county and local government have had the same experience with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Solutions that can help ease the pain of producing emails and documents will be in high demand.
MORE ABOUT MIKE TAYLOR
Prior to joining nTAG, Mike was VP of Sales at ReefEdge Networks, an early entrant in the wireless LAN switch market. Mike has also held sales leadership positions at InBoxer, Polycom, iBasis, Axis Communications, and Intranets.com. Mike began his sales career at Sprint Business. Mike holds an MBA from Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and a BA from Bates College. In 2011, he was promoted to VP of Americas.