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Jerome M. Wendt Published: 19 Oct 2012

What you will learn from this tip: Just archiving files and e-mail may not be enough to satisfy auditors; finding related information based on a variety of criteria may also be required. The problem of indexing and archiving an organization's unstructured data is often swept under the rug. A typical response is to throw more hardware at the problem, but just adding more capacity to house data while ignoring its content no longer suffices. Regulators and legal professionals increasingly need to search and scrutinize unstructured data such as e-mail and file repositories, so companies must find ways to automate and simplify the process of identifying and inspecting archived files and e-mail messages. Add-ons to core enterprise content management (ECM) software, as well as specialized e-mail and file archiving programs, address this large pool of unstructured data, but they differ in how to process, discover, index and archive it. There's no complete solution available, so you'll likely have to make tradeoffs. At a minimum, unstructured data archiving products ... Access >>>

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      Companies must find ways to automate and simplify the process of archiving files and e-mail messages. ECM software addresses this large pool of unstructured data.

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