Walk into an enterprise conference room, say the word “archive” and everyone will duck out the door — unless they're lawyers, policymakers or paranoid. OK, maybe a few anal-retentive folks from IT and records management will stick around, especially if there’s a new product or service being introduced or rumors of an investigation.
Though the latter is the last thing anyone wants, it may be the only times these hard-working, too often unsung, archiving heroes see the fruits of their labor pay off.
After all, it’s because of their hard work that the CEOs who employ them can locate and easily access the critical documents and data they need to keep themselves and their companies out of trouble should questions of negligence, misrepresentation or wrong doing ever arrive.
So let's talk about what EMC is doing about this.