11.2. The Components of Information Governance

IG is made up of the following interrelated concepts:

  • Email archiving

  • eDiscovery

  • Compliance

  • Federated Records Management (FRM)

Email archiving generally refers to applications that copy or remove email from the mail server and manage it in a central location known as an archive.[] Information technology professionals use the term archiving to mean the copying or transfer of files for storage. In general, these applications collect email from all designated users (aka custodians) in a central repository (which may include attachments, calendars, task lists, and so on). Email-archiving applications typically require little or no action on the part of the user to store or manage the email records. After ...

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