Get a grip on email before it hurts the business

From IT Manager's Journal:

"In the digital age, it's difficult to stop the free flow of information -- email between employees, consultants, competitors, and even the rumor mill. The average corporate inbox processes more than 10 MB of email per day, according to the Radicati Group, a research firm.

That figure is expected to top 42 MB per day in 2005. Overall, email volume is growing 35 to 40 percent annually, estimates Osterman Research of Black Diamond, Washington. Aware of the risks, more than 40 percent of large companies now employ staff to monitor outbound messages, and 75 percent say it will be either "important" or "very important" to reduce the financial and legal risks associated with outbound mail over the next 12 months, according to Forrester Research."