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Navigate the COVID-19 Digital Transformation with Solid Information Governance

By |2020-06-30T20:37:37+00:00June 30th, 2020|Information Governance and Management|

Quickly adapting to the changing conditions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic is a matter of survival for many organizations. Indeed, work-from-home (WFH) technology and policies provide a lifeline for companies and employees alike. Thus, a COVID-19 digital transformation is well underway. Roadmap Needed Companies must be agile to survive shocks and changes in markets and consumer behavior to ensure their long-term success. Yet, remote work requires long-term strategies to generate the efficiency and anywhere access required. Corporate cloud migrations and office space resizing come to mind. Hence, organizations should develop a digital transformation roadmap to ensure that they arrive at

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How to Choose the Best Cloud Archiving Solution

By |2020-06-30T18:55:07+00:00June 30th, 2020|Information Governance and Management|

Regulatory compliance requires that various historical records be retained while current conditions demand efficient and secure remote access. Thus, organizations with legacy archiving systems reaching end of life or that lack modern functionality should acquire the best cloud archiving solution to meet those requirements. There is no question that a cloud archiving solution saves in systems and storage costs over the on-premises variety. Add in the benefits of immediate scalability, availability, increased security, and disaster recovery, and cloud archiving develops a compelling value proposition. But which cloud archiving solution? In this post, we consider eGovernance Cloud and the factors of

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eGovernance Cloud Delivers Connected, Scalable and Secure Archiving

By |2020-06-24T18:17:57+00:00June 24th, 2020|Information Governance and Management|

Legacy archiving systems approaching end-of-life or that no longer provide modern functionality challenge many organizations. Eventually, the drawbacks of a legacy archiving solution will overshadow the benefits to the business. A modern solution, eGovernance Cloud from Messaging Architects, offers connected, scalable, cost efficient and secure archiving. Connected Working from the cloud allows connected users to work anytime from anywhere. With more and more staff working remotely, easy access to the tools and information needed for individuals and organizations to perform their assigned roles becomes critical. The Cloud removes the pain arising from lack of access and inadequate distribution by allowing

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How to Reduce Archiving Costs with eGovernance Cloud

By |2020-06-24T04:10:31+00:00June 10th, 2020|eDiscovery, Information Governance and Management|

Organizations nursing legacy archiving systems that face end-of-life or no longer provide modern functionality must decide. Regulatory compliance demands the retention of historical records. Should they reduce archiving costs by moving legacy archives to the cloud or continue to maintain costly existing systems. Sooner or later, the limitations of a legacy archiving solution will outweigh the benefits it provides. Outdated systems rack up costs in several ways, including a lack of technical support, expensive upgrades, and an inability to support today’s file types. Furthermore, they bring compliance challenges, require costly additional storage, and lack modern search capabilities. Why Archive in

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4 Data Governance Tools that Protect and Power Vital Information Assets

By |2020-06-12T10:30:08+00:00April 1st, 2020|Cyber-Security, Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management|

Along with daffodils and Mardi Gras, spring 2020 brought a pandemic that has rocked the global economy and changed daily life. As organizations navigate the crisis, they depend on accurate, accessible and usable data to forecast the future and inform decisions. Data governance tools play an essential role in ensuring that businesses realize the full potential of data. For example, retail businesses need to respond in an agile way to changes in consumer buying habits. With up-to-date data, they can quickly analyze, and even anticipate, those changes. And with more employees working remotely, data governance tools help ensure that the

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6 Data Backup Best Practices to Increase Productivity and Secure Vital Intellectual Assets

By |2020-06-12T10:34:31+00:00March 18th, 2020|Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management|

You may have missed National Grammar Day or Dr. Seuss’s birthday. But organizations need to pay attention to one key March holiday. As World Backup Day approaches, take the opportunity to implement data backup best practices. Your business may depend on it. Today’s backup technology, including Azure Backup and Site Recovery, removes the pain from the process. Benefits of Regular, Reliable Backups Consider the threats to vital data, from stolen laptops to ransomware or failed hard drives. Lost data can cripple businesses and even affect the delivery of healthcare and other vital human services. On the other hand, regular backups

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3 Ways the Paperless Office Aids Information Governance

By |2020-06-12T10:40:01+00:00March 12th, 2020|Information Governance and Management, Office 365 and Migration|

3 Ways the Paperless Office Aids Information Governance As far back as 1975, a writer for Business Week predicted the paperless office. While the vision of a PC on every desk came true, paper use in offices around the world continues to climb. In fact, recent estimates suggest that the average office worker in the United States uses 10,000 sheets of paper a year. Much of that paper winds up in the trash within hours. Even more importantly, endless paper files leave sensitive information difficult to locate, organize and secure. In an age increasingly dominated by concerns about data privacy

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Proactive Approach Eases Mobile eDiscovery Challenges

By |2020-06-15T10:52:56+00:00January 29th, 2020|eDiscovery, Information Governance and Management|

Remember the old days, when eDiscovery involved searching email servers, PCs and shared folders on the network? Mobile technology has changed all of that. Traditional collection methods prove woefully insufficient to address the complexities of today’s information environment. Legal teams must stay up to date to meet mobile eDiscovery challenges. Studies show that 90 percent of today’s workers use mobile devices to conduct business. They check email on their smartphones, handle sales meetings from a laptop or carry out business conversations through messaging. Any of this information may prove relevant in the case of litigation. But several factors make collecting

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Control Mobile Data: Information Governance Essential

By |2020-06-15T11:18:58+00:00January 22nd, 2020|Cyber-Security, Information Governance and Management|

Information governance to control mobile data and reduce the associated costs of eDiscovery becomes essential. One of the biggest and costliest issues facing organizations under legal litigation is the ability to accurately provide electronic records as evidence when requested by the courts in eDiscovery. Organizations either have no idea what email or electronic document data exists in their systems and employee devices or where that data may reside. The Challenge of Mobile Data In today’s global communications environment, electronic messages can circumnavigate the globe in seconds. Messages can exist on cellular telephones, PDA’s, laptops, home computers and backup tapes. And

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5 Benefits of Data Governance for SMB Retailers

By |2020-06-01T09:02:09+00:00January 15th, 2020|Data Compliance, Information Governance and Management|

2020 ups the privacy ante for businesses in the United States, with tough new privacy laws taking effect in California and New York. Small businesses may qualify for exemptions from specific regulations. However, the focus on information management brings an opportunity to harness key business benefits of data governance for SMB retailers. 1. Protect Valuable Assets Just two years ago, The Economist pronounced the world’s most valuable resource to be not oil, but data. In retail, data powers all aspects of the business, from sales and marketing to HR and customer service. When retail businesses treat data as an asset,

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