Companies continue to struggle with the ever-growing mountains of data flowing into and out of their systems. Gone are the days of manually filing a couple of hard-copy records per day. Now, information workers send and receive on the average 50 MB (or more) of data per day. The sheer data volume of employees must deal with cause numerous issues, including what data to keep and delete, how to secure sensitive data, ensuring data privacy for customers and employees, and providing accurate and streamlined litigation response.
Companies moving to Office 365 must decide what they should do with their on-premise compliance journals. The issue is Office 365 does not allow for journal mailboxes, so many companies have created workarounds. They include: Utilizing shared mailboxes for journal data Exploding legacy journals so they can migrate the journaled individual emails into the associated custodian mailboxes Keeping your on-premise Exchange server active is expensive. Using a proprietary third-party cloud is also expensive and risks the issue of vendor lock-in, otherwise known as data prison.
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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.
Microsoft’s SQL Server 2008 is the most popular database… ever. Application vendors have relied on it to power their applications for many years. However, the SQL Server 2008 end of support (EOS) has been announced. It will take effect on July 9, 2019, raising the question of what to do with the thousands (hundreds of thousands) of currently running applications built around it. At EOS, security updates will stop, raising security and compliance issues and putting applications and the business at risk. Companies will also run the risk of customers migrating to another application.
Some companies face the prospect of archiving electronic documents for very long periods of time – up to 100 years, for regulatory or business reasons. For example, construction companies involved in large projects, bridges, dams, skyscrapers, airports, etc., must keep all documents related to the project for the actual construction period plus 30, 50, 100 years (varies depending on state and local government regulations). As well, the records must be quickly searchable and readable over those same periods.
With the recent ransomware attacks that have been in the headlines over the last year, many companies are reconsidering their data protection strategies to protect their company against these new, growing threats.
Every day corporate employees beg for more enterprise share drive capacity, to store work documents, backups, internet research, etc. All while demanding their aging, low-touch files not be deleted from those same corporate file shares.