Beyond Archiving … A look ahead
In our series of blogs on ‘reasons to archive’ we have looked at the evolution of archiving and discussed the four key business drivers of capacity management, compliance, discovery and PST management. In this final blog we contemplate the future of archiving and how these solutions may evolve even further …
Email is now the main means of communication both internally and externally, and the information within it has become a valuable asset key to the operation of most businesses. It is therefore essential to manage this data effectively across the entire organization.
Managing the email life cycle
We have seen how email archiving solutions have evolved from their initial role of Capacity Management to delivering broader Information Management capabilities such as Compliance, Discovery and PST Management.
These Information Management solutions are now able to manage the complete end-to-end email life cycle.
Expanding the scope
Over the next few years we’ll see instant messaging and social media continue to increase in importance. They will need to be managed in the same way that email is managed today, archiving and information management solutions will evolve to include these other formats.