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Archive Storage FAQs

Q. What's the difference between archive storage and deep storage?

A. Archive storage, as a term, can include any form of document, media or records storage & management. (It can also include doing your own archiving and storage, which we don't advise after a point.) In most cases it's just an alternative title for the same thing. But "deep storage" usually means that it's less accessible: However at Saracen even your "deep" storage (in the home counties) is only ever 48 hours away - compared to 24 hours for our regular document or archive storage. Many deep storage facilities are in the least expensive corners of the country and thus getting your records back quickly is more difficult and certainly slower.

Q.  Why do you claim that the savings at Saracen for archive storage for London businesses are so great?

A.  Because we store outside London (even though we collect from & deliver to London every day) our costs are lower. Many central stores pay considerably more in property costs and therefore have to charge more.

Even more expensive is self storage in London and the highest cost is undoubtedly storing in your own London premises.

Q. Can I mix my storage between deep and regular arching?

A. Yes, at Saracen you can split it three ways - deep, regular and active - all retrievable, albeit on different retrieval timetables. However if you do need anything in an emergency, we should be able to get it back to you in a surprisingly quick timeframe.

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    Archive storage: archive storage for London & the UK, archive and deep storage policy and archive storage queries & solutions...

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    Document storage: our secure storage, document retention policy and management software and how document retrieval works...

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    Records management: issues around disaster planning, business continuity and data recovery, retention & RM policies...

  • Offsite Media Storage

    Offsite media storage: including offsite tape and data storage and how cloud hosting fits into off-site media storage...

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    Legal Document Storage: including fire vault protection, deed and will storage, storage for legal practices and media retention policies...

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    Other business storage services: including tracked collection, delivery & storage of archives, materials, stock, samples, media...

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    To scan documents or not to scan..? The whys and wherefores of scanning and electronic document management...

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    Document management projects: including document cataloguing, indexing, clearance & records management solutions...

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    Archive boxes: document storage & file storage boxes in for sizes, built for storage and built to last. For customers and for sale, delivered...

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