ArchiveOne v6 enables business users in departments such as legal, compliance or human resources to handle retention, discovery and preservation of files without involving IT.
makes e-mail, file and messaging management archiving software, Dec. 16
released a new version of its ArchiveOne enterprise storage package
that has been simplified so it can be used effectively by non-IT staff.
In deploying ArchiveOne v6, business users in departments such as
legal, compliance or human resources can handle duties such as
retention, discovery and preservation of files -- on or off-premises --
without involving IT, thanks to a new easier-to-use interface.
This is unusual in the data archiving realm, because routing live data
and files for archiving requires more steps and procedures than simple
Unlike other archival packages, ArchiveOne does not have to commit data
to the archive before it can be searched or placed on legal hold. This
eliminates the risks of retaining unnecessary information which may
later take up valuable storage space and become a problem, CEO Dave
Hunt told eWEEK.
"Our customers tell us they want easy-to-use, policy-based retention
management and disposition, legal hold and early case assessment, in a
cost-effective manner," Hunt said. "ArchiveOne selectively retains
information based upon different criteria, regardless of the location
or state of the data.
"The new version 6 has the ability to permit knowledge workers to
handle the tasks in an intuitive style familiar to the job function and
in a manner which will not overburden the IT department."
In C2C's scheme, the traditional boundaries of archiving are changed.
Retention management and e-discovery no longer are considered subsets
of email archiving, so an enterprise can create its own approach to
discovery, retention management and email archiving.
"We are all well aware of the IT benefits that archiving delivers to an
organization," said Brian Babineau, Senior Consulting Analyst at
Enterprise Strategy Group.
"What has yet to be maximized are the business benefits of enforcing
retention policies as new requirements emerge or immediately satisfying
legal hold requests. These tasks are often left for IT to do because
they own the archive system. C2C eliminates this delay empowering
critical line of business users, who are impacted by compliance and
discovery policy changes, to make the modifications in real time."
C2C Systems, based in Westborough, Mass. and founded in 1992, currently
has about 4 million software users and is archiving more than 40
petabytes of content, Hunt said.