5 Reasons Why Email Archiving Matters

By Kenneth Hess
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You might think that email archiving is only for big companies with thousands of employees and IT legal departments to match. Well, guess again. Small businesses are buried in email and just as prone to lawsuits -- and just as liable if they can’t produce electronic documents in court.

An email archiving system adds yet another layer of small business security. But legal concerns and protecting your business data aren’t the only reasons email archiving makes sense. Take a read through the list of reasons complied by our sister site InfoStore to better understand email archiving systems and how they can help your business.

It's no secret that the standard method of corporate communication is email. Email consumes more employee time than almost any other task. Research shows that users spend one-quarter of their time working with email. Furthermore, as much as 75 percent of a company's intellectual property exists only within email. It's no wonder regulatory agencies require email archiving and searching solutions.

Read the complete article: 5 Reasons Why You Need an Email Archiving System

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This article was originally published on May 02, 2011
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