Actiance and IBM to Provide a Unified Platform for Communications Compliance, Archiving, and Analytics

The reliance on social networks (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, etc.), enterprise social software (SharePoint, Jive, Chatter, Connections, etc.) and Unified Communications channels (Lync, Jabber, Sametime, etc.) by companies continues to rise in popularity while the compliance and regulatory retention environment continues to tighten. At the same time, social media and communications content are becoming a more popular target of opposing counsel in eDiscovery. In fact, the discovery of social content has doubled each year over the last several years.[1]  To complicate the situation even further, many organizations either aren’t aware of these facts or worse, don’t know what, if any, of these social communications are being used within their organization. Therefore, they are not actively capturing, managing or archiving all communications and social content – potentially placing them at a higher risk of non-compliance and legal jeopardy. To address these issues, Actiance and IBM now offer the Actiance Platform™ as part of IBM’s Information Lifecycle Governance (ILG) product portfolio to enable their customers to more effectively address the myriad issues related to migrating their current technology solutions to the cloud.

IBM’s customers have asked for the capability to capture, manage and archive content from new sources such as social communications channels and collaboration tools to meet regulatory compliance and eDiscovery requirements. At the same time they want to take advantage of the lower total cost of ownership (TCO) of a unified, cloud-based archiving system. James Schellhase, worldwide business leader, IBM Information Lifecycle Governance Group, believes the Actiance partnership will provide IBM customers those benefits. “Unified communications, social media and cloud archiving are changing enterprise communications and how companies must control and manage those conversations so they are in compliance. With the Actiance Platform, IBM customers are now able to actively enforce and centrally manage policies to safely and securely govern all their communications data in the cloud at a lower cost.”

Actiance’s active compliance and archiving platform provides deeper insight into archived communications through powerful cloud-based analytics and enables IBM customers to govern all of their enterprise communications across 70 plus different communication channels, including email, messaging, collaboration and social content, under one cloud platform.

The Actiance Platform combined with IBM’s pioneering role and deep expertise in the ILG space will enable companies across all industries, including financial services, manufacturing and insurance, to reduce the cost and risk of information governance and create and enforce granular policies for all business-critical communications. The Actiance Platform provides a holistic view of the entire information lifecycle through a modern, searchable, web-scale archive that captures, monitors and governs all conversations in context.

The Actiance and IBM partnership combines Actiance’s market leading social communications compliance, archiving and analytics platform with IBM’s unparalleled reputation for innovation and customer service.

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