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.