Visibility; The Key To Data Management

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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Legal vs. IT on Retention Policies

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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Did Lost Email Lose the Presidency?

Hillary Clinton Gives Testimony on Email

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Did Lost Email Lose Hillary the Presidency?

By Paul Coyle – Waterford Technologies

While the world reconciles itself to the unexpected outcome of the US presidential election this week, the questions about why this unpredicted upset came about are already flooding our newsfeeds across all media. With overwhelming betting odds on a Clinton victory on the day of the actual election, it was certainly an outcome that almost nobody could foresee across the globe.

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Does File Server Archiving Software Give More Than Just Archiving?

FileArchiver Delivers Much More Than Just File Archiving

Fiona Mulvaney – Waterford Technologies

Traditionally, many people view a file archiving solution as purely a solution that reduces the space on an organization’s file servers. But can file server archiving deliver more than just space savings? Based on our discussions with our customers, our archiving solution FileArchiver is delivering much more than just archiving to their businesses.

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Implementing an Email policy In Your Organization: 4 Key Steps

Implementing an email policy in your organization

Why your organization needs an email policy

Email has quickly become one of the most used business tools over the past couple of decades. While the benefits of email are clear to see, the sheer volume of messages sent and received on a daily basis makes the thought of monitoring communications daunting. This is why implementing an email policy is so essential.

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