This paper describes how Cost and Breakeven Analysis of Email Discovery Using Mimosa NearPoint Email Archiving with eDiscovery Option. This customer is one of the largest manufacturers and marketers of healthcare supplements in North America with corporate headquarters in California. The company wanted to solve two related problems: eDiscovery risk and cost and PST propagation.
Email archiving is emerging as a critical new IT application for managing email. For legal discovery, storage management, and regulatory compliance, email archiving provides important benefits that cannot be achieved with native email applications. The purpose of this “Email Archiving 101” paper is to provide a basic introduction to email archiving and explain how it benefits management of the email application server. The leading enterprise email application is Microsoft® Exchange Server, and this paper is geared toward this application; however, the principles discussed apply to all messaging applications.
Since the rise of archiving systems in business more than a decade ago, the technology has made great strides forward. Recently, stringent regulations and highly demanding litigation procedures have amplified the need for a strong archive system. Messaging systems such as Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007—Microsoft’s latest version of Exchange Server—have also seen their share of changes and improvements in archiving and compliance. This document is intended as a guide and a blueprint for organizations looking at deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Mimosa™ NearPoint™ in their environment.