Business EmailDid you ever have to make up your mind?

Pick up on one and leave the other behind.

It’s not often easy, and not often kind.

Did you ever have to make up your mind? 

Do those lyrics look (and sound) familiar? They make up the first verse of The Lovin’ Spoonful’s 1966 hit song, Did you ever have to make up your mind?

Sure, the song is about choosing between girls. But somehow, it seems like an appropriate anthem for many of today’s small to mid-sized businesses that need a central, tamper-proof email archive with quick and easy access for storage and retrieval.

Does that last sentence sound like it’s speaking to you, and the challenge your company faces? Chances are you’re not alone. The Radicati Group’s Email Statistics Report, 2013-2017 predicts business email accounts to grow at an average annual rate of 5%, and crack one billion at the end of next year. By that time, the California-based research firm anticipates 116 billion business emails will be sent every day.

What percentage of that pie is generated by your business? Whatever your answer, keep in mind that no number is too small. In today’s digital world, achieving legal and regulatory compliance is critical. But is it better for your business to select an on-premise solution, or take your compliance needs to the cloud?

Decisions, decisions.

One thing’s for sure: No matter the delivery model, it’s a job that’s begging to be automated. And a growing number of businesses are only too happy to oblige. Radicati explains one of the main reasons for the “rapid adoption of archiving solutions” in its report, On-premise information archiving – market quadrant 2013:

“Businesses have been forced to reevaluate their corporate storage policies due to the growing number of enterprise content sources that continue to be deployed today. Email has remained the most popular form of content that businesses are most concerned about archiving.”

As you research archiving solutions, consider using this GFI white paper as a guide. It examines the specific advantages of on-premise and cloud-based archiving, and discusses the key requirements that both delivery models should meet.

Selecting the right solution for your business is a big deal. Too much is at stake in terms of protecting the integrity of your electronic communications – and ensuring your company is meeting industry compliance standards.

On-premise or cloud. Cloud or on-premise…

Did you ever have to make up your mind?

Learn more about how your business can benefit today from superior on-premise and cloud-based email archiving solutions.