data_storageDespite new federal rules mandating that schools, businesses, and other organizations keep tabs on all digital communications produced by their employees, an informal survey of K-12 school districts by data-management company CommVault suggests that most schools still aren't prepared to meet the requirements.

Eighty percent of those questioned were unclear about their district's policies for the retention of electronically stored information, including eMail and instant messages, according to CommVault. And though two out of three IT administrators responsible for managing backup data and archived messages in their districts said they were aware...

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