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Email Archiving Report

LONDON -- E-mail archiving technology managers and buyers globally continue to struggle with high e-mail volumes, according to research released by analyst firm CMS Watch at Storage Expo in London today.

Managers frequently fail to understand the difference between back-up and advanced archiving facilities. A back-up is designed to manage short-term risk and provide a facility for disaster recovery. An archive is designed to help manage long-term risk, ensuring that historical data can be accessed and remains authentic either for the business user or even an auditor or lawyer.

This confusion is costly. "Typically 80 percent of mail data consists of simple duplication," notes CMS Watch analyst Alan Pelz-Sharpe. "E-mail archiving tools not only eliminate the redundant data automatically, they can in some instances take the place of existing and highly costly back-up and recovery installations."

CMS Watch