• 5 steps to ensure your cloud provider is ready for ediscovery

    Posted September 9, 2012 - 9:07 pm

    Businesses need to be prepared when an ediscovery request is made pertaining to data being stored in the cloud. Here are five steps IT leaders can take to ensure that their cloud computing vendors don't get them into hot water when responding to electronic data discovery requests.
  • Symantec releases faster next-gen NetBackup, Backup Exec software

    Posted February 6, 2012 - 3:47 pm

    Symantec announced new versions of its flagship backup applications for SMBs and the enterprise adding more support for virtual machines, a cloud storage offering and integration of snapshot and backup management
  • You've been sued!

    Posted January 21, 2011 - 7:19 pm

    If your organization is sued, many IT and data handling procedures can change, some radically, and perhaps forever. The ability to effectively manage the process of litigation or regulatory inquiry mandates bridging the communications gap normally found between IT management and staff, and the legal departments (or other legal counsel) of an organization. It's a non-trivial exercise, and can have a huge result on the desired outcome of the inquiry.
  • How to avoid an e-discovery disaster

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 3:06 pm

    Judges don't take kindly to lost or destroyed evidence, so your company could be hit with multimillion-dollar fines or lose an otherwise winnable court case. Here are some best practices to help you avoid such a scenario.
  • Why IT should start throwing data away

    Posted May 6, 2009 - 3:37 pm

    Storage sprawl is unsustainable, and keeping it all is risky. Data-retention policies let users delete data with less risk.
  • eDiscovery fast becoming the hottest area in law

    Posted December 11, 2008 - 10:47 am

    eDiscovery is fast becoming one of the hottest areas in law. This isn’t something that is yet taught in law schools. Many firms are just now starting separate departments for e-discovery. This new course is really going to rachet up the need for implementing archiving systems.
  • Text Messaging, Facebook Can Get You in Legal Trouble

    Posted November 10, 2008 - 10:20 pm

    CIOs dealing with e-discovery in a Web 2.0 world must learn new ways to limit the cost, business disruption, legal liability and potential public embarrassment from what employees say and where they say it. You have to plan for how you will collect data when you don't control it.
  • Five Important Factors to comply with an eDiscovery Request

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 7:12 am

    A clear majority of enterprises highly agree that having a records management program provides essential business benefits. These benefits include reduced discovery costs and risks in the form of penalties, sanctions and damage to corporate reputation.
  • Reduce litigation risk, cut costs with proactive eDiscovery

    Posted August 13, 2008 - 3:18 pm

    Eighty percent of eDiscovery cost, according to some analysts, is incurred during the legal review process. That means it makes sense to drive down the volume of data you send to attorneys who charge $350 an hour to review that information. The goal is to collect only the smallest legally defensible data set. Here are some other things a smart eDiscovery process should take into account:
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