Dowling told Datamation that 42 percent of respondents said there was 'no need' for compliance processes. That comes, according to Bridgehead, despite the fact that Sarbanes-Oxley affects half of U.S. companies and HIPAA regulations affect about a quarter.
''Someone somewhere is going to get sued or charged and the federal government will start to punish folks not in compliance,'' says Dowling. ''And there will be a realization that to be compliant you need to do more than you've been doing.''
If you are simply hoping that your back-up software is going to take the place of having a proper archiving system, there is a very good chance that you will be very unhappy someday. Maybe someday soon.