Regulatory scrutiny and transparency requirements continually expose the risks of poor governance practices, driving organizations to prioritize next generation archiving for lifecycle and risk management across all content types and source targets. Today's mass of human-friendly information includes email, documents, instant messages, records systems, web transactions, voice, video, and social media interactions—as well as multiple communication channels, mobile access devices, and the ability to connect with information on demand from myriad platforms. These changes and others have elevated concern around information risk management and compliance to one of the key motivators for archiving today. No longer simply the tactical IT solution for storage and email optimization, archiving has evolved to become the anchor to proactive information governance and risk management strategy.