Drinking from the Firehose: Archiving and Big Data

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A study showed that 90 percent of the world’s data had been produced since 2016.

Now that number looks almost quaint.

In fact, it’s estimated that by 2020, we will produce 1.7 megabytes of data for every person on earth, every second.

Imagine the difficulty of delving through all that information to find and store data that’s important, legally required, or both. Archiving all necessary e-communication, including archiving email, archiving social media and archiving mobile conversations takes time and investment.

Many organizations don’t have the time or human power to archive the data. But the result isn’t less data to deal with: it’s just as much data scattered over more locations.

Oversight becomes nearly impossible. It also results in slower performance as unarchived email piles up. And answering legal or regulatory requests can be a nightmare.

Drinking from a fire hoseNavigating and prioritizing data can feel like drinking from a firehose. Fortunately, there is a way out of the morass.

Micro Focus’ archiving solution puts all your organizations email, social media, and mobile communication data in one central archive – both on premise and in the cloud. End-users and administrators can quickly access, search, and audit archived communication data to find and restore the valuable information they need.

This solution can help organizations of all sizes in four key ways:

  • Keyword search means you don’t have to sift through mountains of irrelevant communications trying to find the one thing you need.
  • Centralized archiving lets you place litigations holds, apply redactions, and export messages to appropriate parties.
  • You have more oversight over all your electronic communications. If someone uses your corporate social media account inappropriately, for example, you can quickly find out who was responsible.
  • Eliminating personal archives and scattered communications data gives you more insight into what information your business has and how it can be leveraged.

Unified archiving helps you stay compliant—a benefit for legal. It also helps you maintain oversight—a plus for management. And its centralized automation features help you keep a handle on the sheer amount of data your company produced--which is good for IT.

Archiving can make your company more efficient. To learn more about how archiving can address your company’s needs, take a look at our new white paper, “Four Must-Have Features in a Compliant Archiving Solution.”

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