October 23, 2008, 4:08 AM — More businesses are becoming subject to regulatory compliance. This could be either very formal stringent regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act or less strict regulations, such as the Federal Rules on Civil Procedure (FRCP). Exchange Server administrators should be educated on what levels of regulations their businesses are mandated to follow. Email administrators should also be aware of what their responsibilities and deliverables might be if asked to provide current or historical information during an investigation. Organizations may direct that the human resources (HR) department, legal or the regulatory representatives lead this investigation.
The main purpose of implementing an archiving solution is to have the ability to secure email for search and discovery purposes. Archiving and store reduction is an additional bonus. So how should an email administrator and information technology (IT) department proactively prepare for search and e-discovery requests? Read the rest of this article>>