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If you're an IT manager, email admin, storage administrator or in-house attorney, you're probably grappling with how to manage email and file stores that are growing exponentially. New discovery and privacy requirements are forcing you to both know what you have and retrieve it quickly. Building a consensus on what you should do and actually doing it can be difficult.

At this seminar with independent experts Mark Diamond and Greg Forest of Contoural (or Mark Davies and Matt Jeavons in London), find out how an email and file archiving strategy can help you deal with the issues resulting from the explosive data growth and new discovery and data management requirements.  Learn how you can reduce storage, quickly respond to litigation and compliance problems, increase IT productivity and reduce backup and restore times. You will hear case studies that relate what can happen if you ignore email archiving best practices, as well as see the cost savings and e-discovery benefits of proper file archiving.

Join us for this FREE seminar to find out what you need to know before designing and deploying an email and file archiving strategy!

Admission is FREE but seating is limited. Apply Now .

Attendees will benefit from the experience of Mark Diamond and Greg Forest

Mark Diamond and Greg Forest will share advice gained from extensive experience helping organizations like yours integrate and manage successful records retention systems including email and file archiving.

For FREE admittance to this seminar, apply today for Email Archiving North American series.


Why you should attend

Find out how to pick the right archiving solutions and establish the best processes and procedures. You'll also walk away with the 7 best practices for email archiving as well as tips on how to retain emails for years without choking your servers, how to retire mailbox limitations and much more.

You will learn more about the benefits you can reap in order to justify your plans to management. If deployed correctly, an email and file archiving system can:

  • Automate legal discovery procedures
  • Significantly reduce the amount of storage you manage
  • Achieve IT productivity gains - many email admins spend up to 20% of their time recovering deleted emails
  • Lower future email system capital requirements, in the form of fewer email servers and reductions in network storage requirements
  • Reduce backup and restore times
  • Increase user productivity by easing the growing hassle of managing their email inbox

What you can expect

Your morning starts out with a buffet breakfast and ends with a giveaway from our event sponsors. The agenda includes time for Q&A, networking opportunities and tons of valuable information. And you'll benefit from these key sessions:

Session 1: Why Archive: Getting Everyone on Board

How do you address the problem? What are the real problems you are trying to solve with archiving? Should you invest in archiving, or are you better off simply deleting old email messages and files? Infrastructure is important, but the key to a successful archiving solution is understanding the real problems that you are trying to solve. This opening segment will address the main reasons to consider email and file archiving and its significance to the IT, legal and business units. Our expert will define the issues a company must consider in responding to these major problems. Topics covered include:

  • Why should the business care about email and file archiving?
  • Does email and file archiving help or hurt e-discovery?
  • How do you maneuver through the compliance maze?
  • Should you ever delete email, and if so when and how?
  • How do you manage users who are email pack rats?
  • What are the real benefits and drawbacks of archiving (you may be surprised)?
  • How can IT and legal build a consensus on email archiving?
  • How do you build a business case for deploying an archiving system?
  • Real-life example
  • Best practices
  • Loss of audience participation

Session 2: Email and File Archiving: How to Get Started

You are ready to take the plunge, and enter the world of email and file archiving. The question is: How do you go from need to implementation?  This session will show you how to get started on your first archiving project, the steps involved and what to look out for. Specifically, it will cover:

  • How to get started
  • Where projects get stuck in "committee" and how to unstick them
  • What email do you need to save
  • How to build a consensus on archiving policy
  • How good does your policy need to be before you can implement archiving?
  • Effective project plans -- and where not to start
  • What the different types of policies are, what works and what doesn’t
  • Questions you should have answered before approaching vendors
  • Real-life examples
  • How much of this is a process problem, and how much should be addressed by IT
  • Best practices

Session 3: Selecting and Designing an Email Archiving Infrastructure

The IT infrastructure for email processing and storage changes when archiving is the end goal. This segment will help IT administrators define their email archiving needs with potential architectures, and present issues to consider when considering an email archiving solution. Topics covered include:

  • Classifying your enterprise architecture and email infrastructure
  • Important issues to consider for architecture and scalability
  • Overview of different email archiving architectures
  • What kind of storage issues come up, and how to address them
  • Usability, security, education and training
  • Software requirements: Do you need journaling or hierarchical storage management?
  • Rule of thumb costs
  • Evaluating email archiving vendors
  • A real-life sizing and costing example
  • Best practices

Session 4: Selecting and Designing a File Archiving Infrastructure

Companies are seeing explosive growth on file stores, both in employee data, and in critical supportive documents for business processing. At the same time, organizations are increasingly concerned about privacy and other information contained in their file stores. This segment will review strategies for managing files through archiving and discovery tools, processes and policies. Topics covered include:

  • File-based storage resource management vs. content-based archiving -- how they differ and why it matters
  • Characterizing your file system for archiving
  • File archiving architectures -- how vendors have different approaches
  • Scalability and performance -- two important issues to watch out for
  • Creating file data privacy processes -- how archiving can support privacy initiatives
  • Storage systems and media requirements
  • Software requirements for file archiving
  • Making it transparent to the end users
  • Migrating files -- what works
  • Case study showing return on investment and reduced operating costs
  • Best practices

Register online for the seminar here. By phone, call Annabelle Bozin at 508-621-5530 to reserve your seat today.

Mark Diamond, President & CEO Contoural, Inc.
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Greg Forest, Chief Technical Officer Contoural, Inc.
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Thu. November 12, 2009
Dallas, TX
Westin City Center

8:00 AM Registration and breakfast

9:00 AM Introduction and welcome

9:05 AM Session 1: Why Archive: Getting Everyone on Board

10:05 AM Solution sessions with our sponsors

10:15 AM Peer networking and refreshment break

11:00 AM Session 2: Email and File Archiving: How to Get Started

12:00 PM Solution sessions with our sponsors

12:10 PM Lunch

1:10 PM Session 3: Selecting and Designing an Email Archiving Infrastructure

2:15 PM Session 4: Selecting and Designing a File Archiving Infrastructure

3:15 PM Q&A/Raffle/Seminar concludes

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