Rather than a luxury or simply an added advantage, email archiving has become an indispensable part of business today. More and more companies are forced to archive their emails in order to meet the demands of regulatory compliance, while a growing number of businesses are starting to realize how email archiving can help boost their team’s productivity.
What is it that makes archiving necessary under these circumstances? Why is it not enough to simply back up data, as most companies already do?
While a backup is mostly meant to restore files after disk failure or server issues, archiving stores documents together with their metadata and usually involves a much more complex indexing system, allowing for advanced search.
Check out this infographic which highlights the differences between an email archive and a backup and demonstrates why backing up is not enough for complete regulatory compliance: