Archiving Rules, Tools, and
|•||A whopping 90 percent of business documents produced and acquired by companies today are electronic, according to ARMA.1|
|•||Corporate e-mail users averaged 126 incoming messages daily in 2006, a 55 percent increase over 2003. At that rate, employees in 2009 likely will spend 41 percent of the workday just managing their e-mail, estimates the Radicati Group.2|
|•||In terms of archived data, there are 13.4 million terabytes of magnetically stored information, 255,000 terabytes on film, and 1,956 terabytes on paper and optical disks worldwide, reports Baseline Magazine. One terabyte equals 1 trillion characters, which works out to 13,656,965 trillion letters and numbers just waiting to be discovered and used as evidence2014for your organization2019s legal benefit or its detri- ment. 3|
Given the depths of the electronic evidence pool, it is particularly alarming that one-third of IT managers confess to being incapable of locating and retrieving e-mail that is more than one year old, according to Osterman Research .4 That finding is in sync with research conducted by Cohasset Associates for ARMA and the Association for Information
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Publication information: Book title: The E-Policy Handbook: Rules and Best Practices to Safely Manage Your Company's E-Mail, Blogs, Social Networking, and Other Electronic Communication Tools. Edition: 2nd. Contributors: Nancy Flynn - Author. Publisher: American Management Association. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 2009. Page number: 34.
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