By Bob Spurzem, Senior Product Marketing Manager, EMC Backup Recovery Systems
Not a year goes by that a major scandal involving email does not rock the worldwide news. And 2012 is no exception.
Recall the major story that broke the week of the United States Presidential elections involving General David Petraeus, General John Allen and a civilian Jill Kelley. Can you believe that this scandal involved 20,000 to 30,000 documents, mostly emails that spanned a two year period beginning in 2010?
Scandals involving email are not isolated to government scandals.
Take for example the high profile patent law suit between Apple and Samsung. When the case concluded in July 2012, it was revealed that an email from Google to Samsung had much to do with the final outcome.
National security, loss of intellectual property and general leaks of confidential information are a constant threat to organizations of all sizes, public or private.
Which brings us back to our original question: Where does archiving stand on your IT priority list?
That answer likely depends on whether your organization has had to face a major security breach or law suit involving email, documents or similar forms of electronic information.
Archiving is the application responsible for managing sensitive information. Archiving collects and preserves electronic information allowing for fast search and retrieval of electronic records as required by government, a court of law or an internal investigation.
Organizations that maintain an archive repository are able to manage and preserve sensitive information according to organization policy and avoid the risk of losing control of sensitive information that rests in the hands of end users.
If you don’t have a strategy for archiving, you need one! To learn more about archiving, managing sensitive email and other forms of electronic information, go to http://www.emc.com/archiving/ .