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Content Control, Compliance, Archiving, E-Discovery, & Data Leak Prevention

Iron Mountain Digital and Microsoft Work Together to Deliver Cloud-based Backup and Recovery Solution for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007
Two Trusted Brands Collaborate to Offer Companies Peace of Mind with Automated Secure Backup and Protection for Short and Long-Term Data Storage
Comment on Iron Mountain here
Comment on Microsoft here

Survey of Spam Control Products, and Survey of Archiving Products -- See what others think of these products/services. If you add your own data, we will send you a summary of the findings.

Lumigent Offers Regulatory Relief with AppGRC for PeopleSoft Financial Management
Imminent Financial Regulatory Reform Underscores Need for Automated GRC Control System to Drive Down the Costs of Compliance

Third Brigade Launches Breakthrough Solution to Deliver Unified Protection for Physical, Virtual and Cloud Computing Environments
Deep Security 6 Meets Demands for PCI Compliance and Next-Generation Server and Application Protection for Dynamic Datacenters

Datawatch Teams with Oracle to Provide Powerful Records Management Capabilities
Integrates Oracle Universal Records Management with Datawatch BDS

FTI Consulting Receives Highest Rating in Leading Analyst Firm's E-Discovery MarketScope Report
Among 20 E-Discovery Vendors, FTI is Recognized with "Strong Positive" Rating

Kazeon Receives "Positive" Rating in Leading Analyst Firm's eDiscovery MarketScope Report  
Comment on Kazeon here

Quest Software Acquires MonoSphere Technology  
Comment on Quest here

Aberdeen Group Advises Financial Services Industry to Increase Efficiency & Fortify Compliance Efforts With Data-Archiving Technology
In current economic environment, hosted solutions satisfy sector's unique business pressures

Messaging & Collaboration

Canadian Healthcare Provider Uses Messageware Enhancements to Eliminate Desktop Email
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 enhanced by Messageware OWA Suite enables Calgary Health Region's 30,000 employees to deliver health care services across 100 locations

SonicWALL Unveils New Family of High-Performance Network Security Appliances
Best of Breed SSL-VPN Platform Delivers Unparalleled Secure Remote Access Capabilities Designed for the Mobile Enterprise
Comment on SonicWALL here

AVG Announces Acquisition of Sana Software
Online Identity Protection Products and Intellectual Property Extensions Strengthen AVG's Suite of Security Software Solutions, Marks AVG's Entrance into Silicon Valley

First of Its Kind Solution Addresses the Difficulties Associated with Restoring and Searching SharePoint Backups
Ontrack PowerControls Product Suite Enhanced to Include SharePoint Recovery Tool

Jott Networks Introduces Jott Voicemail, Uses Voice-to-Text Transcription, Email, SMS and Reminders to Make Voicemail More Productive  

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Most recent buzz .... Orchestria distress sale ..... Mimosa belt tightening .... Pros and cons of Symantec's Enterprise Vault, and a cute personal note by Nigel Dutt

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The State of Email Retention Schedules

Most organizations have policies on how long to keep such things as key taxation and employee documents. If they are in hardcopy form, the documents are kept for an appropriate time, and then disposed of. In other words, retention policies are applied.

The situation is much less clear with electronic documents. For formal systems, such as insurance processing, rigorous retention policies are likely to be implemented.

But for many other electronic documents, especially those in email form, retention schedules are not usually applied today. Here's a summary of the email situation:

  • For a small proportion of emails, retention schedules are applied. This is usually because the user has dragged the document into a folder with an associated retention policy.
  • Defining retention policy is usually left to users. It's too labor-intensive to do this, so it's usually not done. When users do define a retention policy, they often do so incorrectly.
  • A diminishing proportion of organizations delete information after some period, perhaps 30 or 60 days.
  • An increasing proportion of organizations today make no systematic attempts to delete emails at all.

With many thanks to Mimosa's Barry Murphy for interesting insights and discussion on this topic. ... David Ferris



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