Like diamonds, e-mails are forever. Or at least, it would seem like forever for companies required to implement e-mail archiving - for three to five years - to comply with regulatory and legal requirements. First Associates Investments Inc., a Toronto broker and investment dealer, recently turned to Toronto's Fortiva Inc. for an e-mail archiving system to comply with a bylaw implemented by the Investment Dealers Association of Canada (IDA).
Randy Grein and Frank Rust each contained their network upgrades to the server room and wiring closet, a strategy that probably saved them each considerable money. Even though the cost of gigabit Ethernet-over-copper hardware has plummeted, there remains another potential expense that is often overlooked in upgrading: the existing cable plant.