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Do Your Homework

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    Too often enterprises will purchase an archive that is optimal for one purpose (e.g., Exchange performance) while less optimal for others that may be as or more important (e.g., e-discovery or records management). Without a firm understanding of why the project is needed, it is highly likely to fail on many important levels.
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Do Your Homework

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    Too often enterprises will purchase an archive that is optimal for one purpose (e.g., Exchange performance) while less optimal for others that may be as or more important (e.g., e-discovery or records management). Without a firm understanding of why the project is needed, it is highly likely to fail on many important levels.
A recent CompTIA survey revealed that e-discovery is expected to grow significantly in the coming months. Though respondents understand the importance of a comprehensive e-discovery strategy, many said they lack the expertise required to implement one.

As Recommind's Craig Carpenter has told our Lora Bentley in the past, e-discovery requirements are just one of the things a good e-mail archiving/records management system will address. As your company begins an e-mail archiving purchase or project, you should also make sure the system you choose can do everything you need it to do (real-time legal holds, deleting e-mail as appropriate).

Be sure to also read Lora's post, "How Do You Sell the Business on E-Mail Archiving?"