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FastCollect takes the risk out of data migration to the Microsoft Cloud by providing 100 plus connectors for migrating a huge variety of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. FastCollect provides for the fast, secure, and trouble-free movement of data from on premise and cloud repositories to the Microsoft Cloud in a legally defensible manner.

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EDiscovery | Azure | Information Governance | Archive2Azure | Cloud archiving | archive360 | Cloud

By: Bill Tolson
January 7th, 2019

Over the years I’ve written a lot about the benefits of enterprise file consolidation, i.e., storing and managing unstructured data in a common repository.  In fact, most companies still have data spread around the enterprise in distinct stand-alone data silos (usually unmanaged at the file level) including custodian computers, removable media, personal cloud accounts, file systems, email systems, and SharePoint servers (to name just a few). Companies run the risk of experiencing eDiscovery and regulatory issues, the inability to run effective data analytics processes, and lower employee productivity.

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Office 365 | Journal | Azure | Archive2Azure | Cloud archiving | live journaling

By: Bill Tolson
October 30th, 2018

So, you’ve decided to move your on premise email system to Office 365/Exchange Online for cost savings, higher security, and scalability. However, before you begin the migration, a question you should ask is; does my organization journal email for compliance, legal, or business requirements? If your company does, then read on.

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Azure | Archive2Anywhere | Cloud archiving | Cloud

By: Bill Tolson
October 16th, 2018

The question of whether moving to the cloud has cost advantages over that of staying on premise continues to be discussed in industry publications. Some industry analysts suggest that all things being equal, OpEx strategies should cost more than CapEx… but does it? Lets first briefly explore the definitions of the two strategies and then dig deeper into the numbers that layout the true cost of ownership (TCO) of moving to the cloud.

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Archive2Azure | Cloud archiving | Microsoft Cloud | Data Migration | Data Box

By: Bill Tolson
September 25th, 2018

Customers tell us that their on premise storage systems are overflowing, causing them to continuously purchase additional, expensive enterprise storage, more floor-space, and hire additional personnel. The solution is straightforward, the cloud.  So, it’s not a surprise that companies are discovering the benefits of the Azure Cloud along with the Archive2Azure intelligent data management solution to store, archive, and manage all types of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. Unlike third-party proprietary clouds, Azure plus Archive2Azure creates an intelligent cloud platform to store, secure, and manage all your data at the lowest price possible. And because your data is stored in your organization’s Azure tenancy, there is never a need to worry about cloud vendor lock-in or data ransoming when you want to move your data out – it's your data, stored in its native format, in your Azure account.    

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EDiscovery | Office 365 | Journal | Azure | Archive2Azure | Cloud archiving | live journaling

By: Bill Tolson
June 14th, 2018

So, you’ve decided to move your on premise email system to Office 365/Exchange Online for cost savings, higher security, and scalability. However, before you begin the migration, a question you should ask is; does my organization journal email for compliance, legal, or business requirements? If your company does, then read on.

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Azure | Archive | Archive2Azure | Cloud archiving | Healthcare | PACS

By: Bill Tolson
June 1st, 2018

Healthcare providers are facing continually growing data storage requirements, a changing regulatory compliance environment and increasing numbers of data sources to manage. The obvious culprit of rising healthcare storage requirements is diagnostic imaging systems. Currently, imaging systems are creating over 600 million images per year in the U.S. alone.

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Cloud archiving | GDPR | Stored Communications Act | Cloud Act

By: James McCarthy, Esq.
March 26th, 2018

With bipartisan support of the US., UK and major tech companies, new legislation enacted on March 23, 2018, replaces the outdated 1986 Stored Communications Act.  The Cloud Act[1] was forged out of necessity and fast tracked after a cross border conflict erupted when U.S. authorities sought a subpoena in NY for an Irish national’s emails stored in Ireland. Microsoft promptly filed suit against the United States and the Supreme Court is poised to make a decision in that case after oral argument earlier this year, yet the Justices implored Congress to replace the prior law to avoid a decision predicated on a law that predated cloud- based computing.[2] Fueling the rush to put new laws in place is the fact that tech companies are incurring massive fines by complying with US law enforcement subpoenas that violate the privacy laws of other nations. 

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Azure | Archive2Azure | Cloud archiving | information management

By: Bill Tolson
August 23rd, 2017

In my last blog, I discussed the connection between information management and data value. I laid out a math exercise showing how a lack of information management can dramatically affect productivity across the organization by calculating the actual cost of employees not being able to find information when the need it. This in turn causes employees to waste time looking for it, and when not found, being forced to recreate it. By estimating the number of hours of lost productivity as well as the fully loaded cost of the average employee, we are able to determine the total cost of lost productivity. Taking this theme further, we can use the estimate of lost productivity hours and calculate total lost revenue – the revenue the company could have captured if enterprise-wide information management was more efficient.