The research says it all: email archiving used to be the domain of just large public companies and the dominating financial services industry but keeping up proper email archiving practices benefits businesses of all sizes. Not only that but these days email archiving is mandatory if you want to keep up with compliance legislation and avoid nasty fines.
For startups, email archiving should be fostered as a culture from the beginning. This means implementing archiving habits for all employees email from the top down as standard. Later on, when the company grows and faces any kind of legal challenge or subpoena, you’ll be able to stand by the legitimacy of your communication records.
Startup owners, can you afford to ignore email archiving?
There are a growing amount of small businesses that are using email archiving appliances for storage management of employee communications, and for use in the event of a “data loss disaster” to use for recovery. Ask yourself: can your startup afford to start from scratch if all emails are lost? We find that most startup owners say NO!
“Email archiving boasts many varied benefits, like archiving employee communications for monitoring”
Email archiving boasts many varied benefits, like archiving employee communications for monitoring. This may not be a popular practice among employees from the beginning, but it does foster a culture of appropriate behavior when using corporate email. Archived workers communications are generally used in legal matters that subpoena email records regarding violations of email policies or misuse of email.
Email communications used in legal proceedings
In addition to monitoring and keeping a record of employee behavior, email archives will store all email both sent and received through employee inboxes. If a client or customer is involved in legal proceedings, a court may request your own email records to verify evidence.
“Email archives will store all email both sent and received through employee inboxes”
Not being able to produce certain email records can land startups in hot water with the authorities, for breach of compliance legislation. Is that something your startup can really afford?
Email archiving appliances are available to suit a company of any shape or size. For more information on email archiving,