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A recent survey by the Information Governance Initiative found that 68% of organizations report network file shares as the primary repository of their information. If you work for a large organization, there’s likely a few decades worth of content stored on network filers – some of it outdated, some highly sensitive. Reported in a 2014 survey by TwinStrata, 56% of organizations said that more than half of their data is no longer accessed after just 60 days, and that most of these organizations store their inactive data on expensive primary storage.

It’s a beautiful picture if you’re in the business of selling traditional storage. It’s not a nice picture when you consider the high cost of maintaining primary storage. And certainly not when you consider the risk profile – it’s a treasure trove for Ransomware and other malicious attacks, insider threats, etc.

Organizations are looking to the cloud not just to reduce their storage costs, but also to enhance their data protection. However, cloud storage on its own isn’t turn-key for most business requirements. The fact is, public cloud provides an amazing foundation for solving the enterprise archiving problem, but it can get you in a lot of trouble if you go about it wrong.

On July 27, 2016, my long-time colleague Greg Campbell and I will be sharing our knowledge around enterprise archiving using public cloud infrastructure in a webinar titled 10 Things to Look For in a Cloud Archive. The objective of the discussion is to share insight and experience from our interactions in helping organizations integrate the cloud into their storage, compliance, eDiscovery, and business productivity strategies.

Here are the 10 things we’ll be discussing relative to using the public cloud for enterprise archiving:

  1. Commercial models
  2. Hosting models
  3. Security issues around cloud-extending your existing storage
  4. Data protection
  5. Search
  6. eDiscovery
  7. Cool storage strategies
  8. Compliance
  9. Data security
  10. User access

Registration to attend the webinar is still open.

This webinar is one in a series of three hosted by Bishop Technologies.

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