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- You need to understand the products that can remove your compliance pain.
- Your storage strategy needs a specific tool to dispose of records.
- Archiving is no longer about email: you must have a clear business need to justify the cost.
- You get what you pay for; there is a tight connection between cost and the number of features that are provided.
- Archiving is an integral part of your information governance strategy and your storage strategy.
Impact and Result
- Archiving products vary in use case. Understand the features that are available to focus on the vendors that can help you.
1. Choose an archive product
Select the archive product that fits your use case.
2. Request more information from targeted vendors
Provide a detailed list of requirements to vendors to aid the selection process.
3. Evaluate vendors based on the same vendor script
Come to a clear decision on which vendors best meet your use case.
This guided implementation is a three call advisory process.
Guided Implementation #1 - Shortlist assistance and requirements
Call #1 - Get off to a productive start: Discuss the market space and how vendors are evaluated. Decide on which deployment option suits you best and narrow down the options based on customized requirements.
Guided Implementation #2 - RFP and budget review
Call #1 - Interpret and act on RFP results: Review vendor RFPs and ensure the solution meets your needs. Discuss average pricing of solutions and what can fit into your budget.
Guided Implementation #3 - Negotiation and contract review