A low cost solution to I.T. governance, for Email-Retention:

The IRS has set the standard for compliance to email retention rules. Here is a interesting tool, widely available that will give you the same outcome. Just place the target disk drive on a solid surface and apply this tool with vigor. There is no upper limit to the number of times you apply this tool, only too little. So contemplate your most frustrating concerns about IT Governance … and have at it!


Cost: $385 from Grainger Inc. ( There are less expensive options, but this one, at 20 pounds, seems to offer a certain level of … “certainty”.)

While I’m not prepared to recommend it to MY clients, it seems a reasonable risk given that the Congress seems incapable of policing their own laws. Just remember the key phrase: “there was nothing important on the device – so we destroyed it”. Brilliant!

Best of luck!
Oh! Sarcasm OFF.