Peter Schilling, Director of IT at Amherst College, posted a great summary of interesting facts about the colleges' IT infrastructure.
A key finding is the volume of email data is increasing, and that 95% of the storage footprint is consumed by attachments. A great archiving solution can help with attachment management.
Thanks to Peter for sharing this interesting information.
- Average number of emails received per day: 180,000.
- Percentage of email that arrives on campus that is spam: 94%.
- Percentage of storage space taken up by email, a system designed to send brief text messages, that is actually taken up the files attached to the emails: 95%.
- Ratio of the storage required for email and attachments for just the year 2007 to that of all of the preceding 5 years together: 1 to 1.