Microsoft recognized as a Leader in the Gartner 2018 Enterprise Information Archiving Magic Quadrant

Microsoft has delivered intelligent archive and compliance solutions in Microsoft 365 to help customers simplify and streamline technology associated with their traditional archiving systems. Earlier this month, Gartner published their analysis of the Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA) market, the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving Tools, and Microsoft has been recognized as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant.

The Gartner Enterprise Information Archiving Magic Quadrant evaluates software vendors who provide “features such as data reduction across content types, retention management, content indexing, and at least basic tools for eDiscovery and classification.”

Microsoft 365 includes native features for archive, eDiscovery, and governance to help customers adopt the Microsoft cloud for a variety of compliance needs in addition to core productivity capabilities. The in-place archive and compliance platform delivered by Office 365 across Exchange, OneDrive and SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and other applications helps organizations reduce the cost and complexity of meeting archive and discovery requirements.

Image of the Gartner Magic Quadrant showing Microsoft as a Leader.

Customers and analysts alike recognize the benefits of reducing the cost and risk of compliance with an in-place archive and compliance strategy. An in-place archive helps reduce the need for separate archival systems, maintains less copies of business sensitive data, and reduces the burden of validating the security of multiple vendors with your most sensitive data.

With Microsoft 365 customers manage compliance from one central location across email, documents, chats, and channels with confidence that their organization’s retention, deletion, records management, and eDiscovery requirements are met. With one location to manage compliance for the entire suite of capabilities, customers are simplifying processes and management of compliance. In addition to ease of management of integrated solutions, customers are realizing the end user benefits of simplicity and familiar tools, with policies and labels adding little to no additional end user actions to achieve target levels of compliance.

Even more compelling is that Gartner recognized Microsoft 365 for completeness of vision and a rich roadmap of innovation including native review, first party data connectors, and supervision across content types with machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) built in. These innovations, based on customer feedback and pain points with existing solutions, will help organizations to further harness intelligence and automation to manage the data lifecycle of their entire digital estate. In this way, organizations will better be able to harness the dark data in their organization with a unified platform to classify, govern, discover, and be more prepared to achieve more as an organization.

This assessment of Microsoft’s capabilities is further validation of our commitment to our customers, and recognition of the continued leadership demonstrated by Microsoft. Earlier this fall, we shared a bit more about out latest innovations at Microsoft Ignite; take a look at that content for the latest on product and roadmap.

To learn more about Enterprise Information Archiving, visit our website, download our Data Governance and GDPR white paper, and read your own copy of the Gartner Information Archiving Magic Quadrant.

To learn more about Microsoft’s commitment to compliance and privacy, as well as upcoming product innovations, register for the upcoming Championing privacy rights to drive differentiation webcast.

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