A turn of the century paper on managing the ever increasing data storage issues facing small to medium enterprises. This paper largely focuses on storage of electronic mail data, but can be extended to documents and general file stores.
Data is a gas – given the opportunity, it will expand to fill all available storage space.
As time goes by, users will inevitably store increasing quantities of data. As they start to reach the quota levels assigned to them, and subsequently start to exceed their allocated quota it is clear that something will need to be done to resolve this situation.