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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Waterford Technologies specialise in On-Premise and Cloud solutions for email and file compliance and archiving.
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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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The Cost of Analysing Data
We quite often have queries come through to us in Waterford Technologies, looking for point to point comparison on cost versus “freemium” offerings – why charge a price at all when there are “free” or cheap alternatives on the Market?
Well first things first – There are no offerings that are 100% free.
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What is Redundant Data?
Redundant is a harsh word. These days, we mostly associate it with human resources in the job market but it has a wider meaning and also applies to useless files sitting unnecessarily on your server taking up costly storage space, adversely affecting performance. Typically, up to 80% of your server is comprised of redundant data.
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