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Resellers of Email Management

How to make extra revenue through email management, we all know about anti-virus, spam-filters, Trojan horses and the uncountable amount of e-mails entering the daily inbox.

But do we have enough information on how to meet with the e-mail-management challenge?

The European Union adopted a Directive 95/46/EC on the protection of individuals with regard to the

The need for an Archiver

The need for a comprehensive email archiving solution is clear. The Data Controller must implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect personal data against accidental or unlawful destruction or accidental loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure or access – such elements cannot be provided by generic mail servers as already indicated by compliance with the UK Data

Protection Act.

Laws, rules, regulations – from the origin of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act to the most recent standards, such as SEPA and 8th EU directive – enterprises increasingly see the need to deal with the general issue of how to use e-mail at its best.

Drivers like how to deal with internal intellectual property and compliance aspects followed by IT security standards up to country specific archiving regulations sometimes cause headaches at management level. Loss of data, loss of reputation, loss of business relationships could be summarized as the risk potential in a non-compliant e-mail-management scenario. 

More importantly how can you as a reseller use these facts to create a new revenue stream for your business.

Rudolf Weiss explains how  e-mail management  can be a Reseller product

Organisations, for example that do business with the US are increasingly coming under the scrutiny of the American authorities, who are starting to carry out investigations based on the Foreign Corrupt Practises Act (FCPA). The main objective of the compliance rules of the FCPA is to stem worldwide corruption, i.e. a legal framework was created in order to uncover instances of bribery and corruption and make them punishable. 

Meanwhile, the fines imposed have risen to eight-figure sums. The focus of attention is the granting of a benefit to an office-holder, with whose help new business deals are concluded or prior business continued. The FCPA aims to put a stop to this by all means and make such acts punishable.

 ‘Knowing’ and ‘seeing’ nothing definitely does not count as an excuse.       On the contrary: If prohibitions are deliberately ignored (‘conscious disregard’) or if a person is deliberately negligent (‘wilful blindness’) or if rules are simply ignored (‘deliberate ignorance’), then conviction will usually follow.

processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data ("data protection directive"). A key objective of the data protection Directive was to allow the free flow of personal data between Member States by harmonizing the level of adequate protection granted to individuals. Similar to the UK Data Protection Act the principles of security and retention of data for only as long as is required are common.