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FastCollect takes the risk out of data migration to the Microsoft Cloud by providing 100 plus connectors for migrating a huge variety of structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data. FastCollect provides for the fast, secure, and trouble-free movement of data from on premise and cloud repositories to the Microsoft Cloud in a legally defensible manner.

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Everything from data security to a self managed cloud, learn more on how you can gain control of your future.

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Journal | Archive2Azure | compliance archiving

By: Bill Tolson
October 31st, 2018

The Journaling function in “on premise” Microsoft Exchange email systems was originally developed back in the late 1990s for financial services organizations to meet SEC requirements.  The main requirement consisted of capturing broker/dealer communications (emails) immediately, ensuring those emails could not have been altered or deleted before they were stored on immutable storage (WORM) per SEC 17 a-3 and a- 4 requirements. The SEC wanted to ensure that broker/dealer communications were available to review in an unaltered state if complaints were later filed against the financial services organization or individual broker/dealers. In fact, other companies adopted journaling for various reasons, mostly when under litigation hold to ensure target custodian email was captured and held thereby avoiding spoliation charges.  However, the financial services industry was the only industry to really require it via government regulation.

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compliance archiving | SEC Rule 17 a-4 | Financial services | WORM

By: Bill Tolson
September 20th, 2018

Finally, the financial industry is no longer forced into purchasing and supporting overpriced on premise WORM storage or high priced, specialty cloud archives that lock them into the platform with ridiculously high penalties when you want to move your data out.   Over the past couple of decades, on premise WORM storage systems such as the EMC Centera have a proven history of meeting the SEC Rule 17 a-4 immutability requirements. However, rising costs and complexity has caused the financial industry to move to the cloud for lower prices, higher security, and regulatory compliance.  

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Journal | Archive2Azure | compliance archiving

By: Bill Tolson
March 13th, 2017

The Journaling function in “on premise” Microsoft Exchange email systems was originally developed back in the late 1990s for financial services organizations to meet SEC requirements.  The main requirement consisted of capturing broker/dealer communications (emails) immediately, ensuring those emails could not have been altered or deleted before they were stored on immutable storage (WORM) per SEC 17 a-3 and a- 4 requirements. The SEC wanted to ensure that broker/dealer communications were available to review in an unaltered state if complaints were later filed against the financial services organization or individual broker/dealers. In fact, other companies adopted journaling for various reasons, mostly when under litigation hold to ensure target custodian email was captured and held thereby avoiding spoliation charges.  However, the financial services industry was the only industry to really require it via government regulation.

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Azure | Archive2Azure | compliance archiving

By: Bob Spurzem
February 22nd, 2017

The cloud is an obvious candidate for storing vast amounts of email, files and other forms of unstructured data for compliance.  Organizations in highly regulated industries such as financial services, healthcare, government, and energy are very familiar with the regulatory rules that require secure retention of electronically stored information (ESI).  However, before you proceed it’s a good idea to carefully review some of the basic requirements for compliance archiving in the cloud.