Regulations Drive Need for Storage Specialists, Study Says

Lora Bentley

UK-based IT staffing firm Ifftner Solutions says requirements arising from Sarbanes-Oxley and the European Union's data retention law are creating an increasing demand for data storage specialists in the UK.

 

According to eGov monitor, Ifftner representative Melanie Bosley says the requirement that U.S. companies be able to produce e-mail written in the last five years that contains particular words -- as well as other longer data retention periods -- has resulted in a growing number of storage architects, consultants and engineers.

 

And the demand will continue to increase if the growing volume of digital data is any indication. An IDC study indicates that the global data volume is increasing 60 percent per year.



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Jun 7, 2008 12:48 PM Peterk Peterk  says:
"the requirement that U.S. companies be able to produce e-mail written in the last five years that contains particular words"would you please provide a link to the regulation/requirement? as a records management professional it is not just emails that must be produced, but any records regardless of the media that must be produced. I am unaware of any retention requirement based upon specific words. Unfortunately IT folks are now faced with a situation of their own doing. They refused over the years to comply with corporate records management policies believing that they didn't apply to electronic information. They ignored the warnings of the records management professionals. Now the chickens have come home to roost. The demand for records management professionals is even greater than for IT people. Want to learn more than visit ARMA International's website at www.arma.org Reply

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