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E-mail archiver forgets to mention free services

Computer Weekly Staff

At first glance, an independent survey commissioned by Mimecast appears to shoot itself in the foot. The firm, which sells web-based e-mail, found that 63% of the UK's IT managers have more than one e-mail system within their company - presumably one for work and the other for seeing if they have received any new Hatebook enemy requests or responses to their CVs.

Supposing that the remaining 27% have at least one e-mail system running, one could conclude that the market was well and truly oversold. However, opportunities exist in the fact that users do not delete e-mails. Peter Bauer, chief executive of Mimecast, said online archiving with a provider offsite is the only viable approach for long-term e-mail storage for most organisations. Or, take Downtime's advice and open a Googlemail account.

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