Every organization should have some sort of archiving solution in place. But don't mistake archiving for backups. They are two separate but equally important needs. In the most simple terms, backups are for disaster recovery and archiving is for retention, compliance and ediscovery.
No matter what type of industry you work in, it is very likely that you have some sort of compliance requirements. From federal, state and local regulations to industry-specific requirements, there is no shortage of regulation in the U.S. and abroad. Compliance with a variety of regulations can be a headache without the right solutions in place. But there is one thing that is universal – the data in question needs to be protected.
The first step in any data migration project is data collection. With so many disparate electronic data sources, this is often easier said than done. Most organizations have valuable data housed in email, instant messages (IM), text messages, social media posts, file sharing systems and more. In order to upgrade systems or move to new ones, it's imperative to have an easy and affordable way to collect and consolidate all of that data into a single database of records.
In this age of Big Data, companies looking to switch or upgrade their systems face a very daunting task. Between the amount of intellectual property housed in data and the various regulations required to maintain it, safely migrating data to new solutions is more critical than ever. Unfortunately, many companies remain in less-than-ideal solutions because they believe the risk of migrating to a new system is just too great. But that's not the case – with the right service provider, data migration is smooth sailing.
eDiscovery, or electronic discovery, refers to the process of collecting electronic data for evidence in any court case. This could include email, instant messages, text messages, social media posts, file shares, voicemails and anything else that is captured and stored electronically. In today's technology-driven world, the majority of data organizations create and store is electronic.
Globanet is a leading provider of archiving and ediscovery solutions worldwide. Founded in 1996, the company is a pioneer in archiving and intelligent information governance, and has developed a portfolio of software and services to help organizations manage data from creation to expiry. Globanet’s proprietary solutions include the Merge1 message capture platform and Migrate data migration software. A Symantec Platinum Partner with Master Specialization in Archiving and eDiscovery, its professional services team has extensive experience with industry-leading Enterprise Vault and Clearwell. Globanet’s broad range of services includes policy and solution design, installation and configuration, data migration, custom add-ons and project-based ediscovery consulting.