Jan 06 2012
Data Center

A Guide to E-Mail Archiving

Useful information businesses can use to find the best e-mail archiving strategy.

It may not seem like it, but e-mail archiving is really important to business IT. It not only enables regulatory compliance and e-discovery, but also offers an effective means of stretching IT dollars while boosting productivity. And with the decline of snail mail, it's also the default method for storing, accessing and managing important company documents and messages.

Other archiving options can be more difficult to control centrally, become corrupted or grow too massive, creating not only management and compliance headaches but also frustrating difficulties in finding data. This means choosing the right archiving strategy can save your organization time and money.

There are numerous e-mail archiving options on the market — even hosted e-mail archiving on the cloud. While each option can bring significant benefits to your company, knowing which one to select can be challenging. That's why BizTech has compiled a guide to e-mail archiving to centralize all of the best information in one place.

These articles cover the information you need to know to get started with the right archiving strategy today.

5 Practical E-Mail Archival Strategies

E-mail has become a central tool for messaging and managing attachments. By following these five steps, your IT staff can improve e-mail archiving to support both immediate and future needs.


Why Archiving E-Mail in the Cloud Makes Sense

Hosted e-mail archiving is not only commonplace, but can be the best choice for many businesses. Here are a few points to consider while thinking about moving your company's message archive to the cloud.


4 Products for Better E-Mail Backup

For most organizations, e-mail serves as a primary mode of communication and likely contains sensitive information. Here are four e-mail archiving products to ensure safekeeping of important messages.


Get E-mail Under Control with Personal Archives

As most IT professionals are aware, Outlook Personal Storage files (PSTs) are almost impossible to control centrally, often grow enormous and create backup headaches. For organizations that can't afford a third-party archiving system, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 can fit the bill.

Symantec Enterprise Vault 2007 Solves E-Mail Archiving Woes


Most organizations limit online e-mail storage, forcing end users to archive large e-mail files in local folders. This puts data where it won't be backed up and isn't easily searchable. Solve the problem of e-mail storage with Symantec Enterprise Vault.

Symantec's Backup Exec for Exchange Mailbox Archiving Option

For small to midsize operations, some e-mail archiving tools are too expensive and require integration that might be beyond the scope of smaller IT departments. Symantec's Backup Exec for Exchange Mailbox Archiving Option is a perfect fit for small organizations.

Embrace E-Mail Limits with Exchange Mailbox Management


Exchange mailbox management can improve productivity and keep things from getting out of control by keeping e-mail packrats in check.


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