Email Archiving: because 90% of businesses will be involved in litigation.

I’m often asked by IT and business professionals if it’s important to have email archiving even if they’re not governed by HIPAA (health), SOX (financial), PCI DSS (credit card), or other regulations.

“Well,” I always respond, “90% of all firms will be involved in litigation at some point in time. The question is: do you feel lucky?”

I’m not making this up. This comes from a 2011 American Bar Association report called Pricing Processing in eDiscovery. If you get sued, you need to deliver all of the emails requested for litigation to comply with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP).

If you don’t have email archiving, you have to use a third-party eDiscovery firm.

And that costs an average of $150 to $600 per gigabyte (GB) of information.

Once I explain that, the conversation immediately changes from if to which email archiving solution makes the best sense: on-premises, or in the cloud.

I have my opinion, of course, and you can review Intermedia’s Email Archiving service for yourself.

But whether you choose Intermedia or not, the important thing is that you’re protected. Because when the lawyers come calling—and unfortunately, in this day and age, they almost inevitably will—email archiving can save you a fortune.

About Kirsten Barta

Kirsten Barta is Sr Marketing Communications Manager at Intermedia