A Message from our CEO

CIO Agenda 2023, published by Gartner, focuses on “four things to do today to reap greater digital dividends tomorrow”.  And while the report states that “four out of five CEOs are increasing digital technology investment to counter current economic pressures, including inflation, scarce talent and supply constraints”, it also points to the majority of digital initiatives taking too long to complete and realize value.  

One of the themes you’ll repeatedly hear from me during 2023 is what Archive360 is doing to ensure we are accelerating customer time to value so you can drive greater efficiencies and opportunities from our solutions, regardless of where your organization is on its digital transformation journey.  

For all customers: With that in mind, in our first newsletter of 2023, we look at how Archive360 customers are using our cloud-based Archive2Azure platform to accelerate data migration to the cloud and gain greater control over the costs and risks of managing the growing volume and types of communication in their organization. I wonder how many of you have implemented great collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Slack for instance, and are now wondering how to retain conversations created in those platforms.  

For our US Federal customers: We’re addressing the timelines for cloud adoption in the context of regulatory obligations.  With OMB and NARA releasing memo OBM/NARA M-23-07 and extending the original M-19-21 deadline to June 30, 2024, how can agencies accelerate their transition to electronic records and drive down the costs of retaining and managing those records. 

Robert Desteno CEO at Archive360 Signature

Product News


Case Study | How Archive2Azure Helps CIOs and IT Weather an Uncertain Economy

As organizations grapple with today’s uncertain economic environment, the easiest course of action is to pull back on projects and headcount. Although this may work in the short term, it never gets you ahead. Smart CIOs see cost-cutting as an opportunity for a long-term play. Utilizing automation, cloud computing, and a centralized approach to communications management can help you do more with what you have and improve productivity, reduce costs, and mitigate risks. Archive2Azure has helped many organizations achieve these objectives.  

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Federal Corner:

Timeline for Cloud Adoption  

While the deadline for the federal directive M-23-07 (formerly known as M-19-21) has been extended until June 2024, we understand the decision on how to meet that deadline starts now. When deriving a plan on how to achieve this, agencies are asking the questions: How do we create a digital transformation plan? Which vendor can we entrust with creating zero trust protocols? Can we ensure privacy mandates are upheld before, during, and after migration? Archive360 has been at the forefront of these conversations and will continue to serve this area.

As an end-to-end solution Archive360 supports federal agencies as they begin the monumental task of digitizing and appropriately managing the lifecycle of petabytes of records and making them more readily accessible for FOIA and other requests. For more information highlighting why Archive360 is the right solution to meet the M-23-07 directive, please see the resources below.

  • Blog | The "Reasonable Security" Standard For Data Privacy Revisited  - Read the Blog 
  • Podcast | Episode 32: A Discussion on Federal Directive M-19-21 - Listen here  
  • Webinar | M-19-21: 5 Things to Consider After Records Digitization - Watch here 

Partner Connect

Unified Communication Archiving, Saving Time & Money

Unified Communication Archiving, is focused on improving compliance and reducing risk by reducing the amount of time spent collecting information from separate applications, automating information management processes, ensuring records are defensibly and compliantly managed, and the information requested can be quickly and easily identified, reviewed and delivered to requestors.

All the stakeholders, including Finance, should be part of this conversation to ensure the project’s success. Security could delay the process if they aren’t involved early, so, if the opportunity looks promising, you should ask the customer what their security requirements are, particularly if they don’t have an Azure tenant. Although the initial focus is on the data type or types they want to manage, the key is to get them thinking about the other types of data they need to manage and how a unified approach to managing their information lifecycle could make their lives easier and provide greater value.

Here are five questions to identify if your customers are looking for a way to better manage their communications archives.

  •  Why would a customer have a need for archiving in their environment? 
  •  Who are the key stakeholders to target in a sales motion?
  •  What types of data do they have a need to be managed? 
  •  What are their security requirements for their data? 
  •  Do they have an Azure tenant? 

Let’s partner together to work with your customers to unify communications archives, speed up eDiscovery, give greater visibility and compliance standards without compromising security. Connect with our team to learn more.   

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