In the past few years, we’ve seen tremendous advances that allow people to communicate more effectively — from smartphones to collaborative work spaces to content management systems, it’s easier than ever for people to record and share ideas. And yet still, if you ask someone what communication technology is absolutely essential to their business, chances are they’ll say email.
Email not only serves as many companies’ preferred communication tool, but also as an informal repository of institutional knowledge. And that in turn makes it vital not only to the regular flow of business, but also as a component in the legal discovery process.
Email serves as evidence in many business-related legal proceedings nowadays and can be subject to subpoena just like paper files. If your business ended up in a legal dispute, would you be able to easily access and search several years’ worth of archives in order to produce evidence requested by a lawyer or judge?
That’s the idea behind email archiving — making sure that all the content contained in email communications is readily accessible and searchable. You don’t need to be involved in a lawsuit to recognize what a benefit that can be. An email archive can help you track down years-old communications and documents. It can also help you start operating again, quickly, in the event of a disaster.
CMIT Solutions is holding a webinar on email archiving — what it is, why it’s important, and how it works — Friday, January 22, at noon Central Time. Learn how your business can structure its email services so that you can locate, recover, and ensure continuous access to email from anywhere. Go to http://cmitsolutions.com/archiving to sign up.