Data Management – A Growing Problem
Data on file servers grows very quickly unless you have a plan to manage and control it with the right tools.
Symptoms include increased backup times, backups that just won’t run, Backup timeframes over 24 hours, Backup costs, server performance, server crash, restoration timeframes and management costs, to eventually a complete lack of storage space.
Simply put – it is impossible to manage the problem when you have no visibility and capability to manage it.
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Is Your Company Compliant?
The roll out of new corporate legislation is placing greater burdens on SMEs (small and mid-sized companies). Your company must comply with every new amendment, whether you are aware of the latest changes or not.
Consequences of non-compliance can sometimes include criminal liability for executives and board members. And some fines coming down the line are enough to close most companies immediately!
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What is the cause of conflict between IT and Legal when it comes to data retention policies?
Data must be kept on company servers by law. As a result it is in both departments interest to ensure that information is correctly retained and easy to find in the event of a lawsuit.
The top reasons for keeping data:
- Legal – eDiscovery is part and parcel of most lawsuits now and emails are considered discoverable information.
- Compliance – existing and forthcoming regulation requires information to be kept for longer.
- Audit – when the auditors arrive, you need to quickly show them information.
- Time – often IT and Legal staff have no time to see what data resides on the company server.
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Pssst, we need to talk about PSTs!
PSTs are old files which are both unreliable and potentially dangerous to have on your network.
Here are five key reasons to avoid PST files
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The Vital Importance of e-Discovery
Email can be one of the most important pieces of evidence in legal actions. It provides concrete details of statements made, pictures and documents, agreements and change orders, inappropriate language and state of mind. All businesses must be aware of the importance of e-Discovery and the email flowing through their servers.
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File Server Disk Management
One of the most often stated goals of a system administrator is Reducing backup times.
While file server storage continues to grow and grow, eventually one day the backups won’t run or won’t finish in time. As a result you try to find free space on servers. But what files can you delete? It’s tough going to your boss to justify new hardware when you have no facts or evidence (from true insight on your data) of what happened to all the storage space.
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Inappropriate Message Content
While most workplaces have clear email compliance policies enforced by HR and signed by all new employees; yet a whole lot of improper emailing still goes on during office hours!
A careless email can be a termination offence and as a result: damage a businesses reputation. Most of all inappropriate content include jokes, discrimination, harassment or a leak of company information.
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New compliance regulation changes are coming next year. Especially relevant is how email information is stored and for how long. Meanwhile the penalties for non-compliance are potentially company closing.
While email volume continues to grow every year; the chances that your company will need to show records during audit or legal proceedings will massively increase.
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The cost of storage keeps skyrocketing
Your file server storage usage will continue to increase until:
- Backups no longer run or don’t finish in time; or
- You will finally run out of storage space; or
- Use an affordable and easy-to-install file Archiving solution.
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