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Records Management, E-Discovery, Compliance

Document review in the litigation life cycle is all about speed, accuracy and cost-savings. In the traditional linear approach, documents are reviewed without regard for conceptual relevance; however, this can be a costly and slow process of sifting through thousands or even millions of potentially irrelevant documents to locate the much smaller relevant and privileged subsets requiring closer attention. . . . Posted January 20, 2011

There has been a confluence of e-discovery software, case law and information technology integration, which have all helped shape today's e-discovery market. As we look toward the future, we ask ourselves how to continue to optimize e-discovery to intelligently reduce data volumes, efficiently decrease collection quantity and streamline the review process, while also delivering. . . . Posted January 20, 2011

The ubiquity of email on the desk is being extended even further by the vast increase in the use of mobile devices, thus expanding exponentially the management challenges of the corporate email system. These challenges can arise in many contexts. For example, employees' personal use of the system can result in liability for the organization if it fails to take appropriate steps to manage employees or system content. . . . Posted January 20, 2011

For companies used to conducting collection and preservation for e-discovery requests, Microsoft SharePoint may seem like just another repository. Dig a little deeper, though, and it is clear that the unique architecture of SharePoint, combined with its growing use within the enterprise, requires a special approach by legal and IT teams to ensure thoroughness and defensibility. . . . Posted January 20, 2011

The enterprise social medium may be new, but corporate governance policies are as demanding as ever. The SEC, for example, requires in-depth records management ofall forms of communication (Rule 17a)—including instant messaging, microblog posts and any customer communications. Social computing lends to e-discovery more than you think. . . . Posted January 20, 2011

According to a recent analysis of litigation cost data by the Searle Center on Law, Regulation and Economic Growth at the Northwestern University School of Law, litigation costs between 2000 and 2008 have increased at an average rate of 9%, and this trend shows no evidence of slowing. In a follow-up analysis of the data, they determined that companies spent, on average, 16 to 24 cents on US litigation. . . Posted January 20, 2011

Is anyone old enough—like me—to remember back when they told us the future was going to get easier? Robots would walk the dog and watch the kids; air cars would fly themselves. And I was supposed to have a silver jump suit by now. But if anything the rapidity of innovation and the overabundance of information have only made life harder. And nowhere is that more true than in the murky corporate world of information management. . . . Posted January 20, 2011

Posted January 07, 2011

AvePoint releases DocAve V. 5.6 Posted January 05, 2011

"Organizations put themselves at risk because they don't know what's out there or where it is." Posted January 01, 2011

A list of "influencers" Posted November 08, 2010

Build further on relationship Posted November 08, 2010

IBM unveils Case Manager Posted October 27, 2010

HiSoftware unveils automated solution Posted October 25, 2010

Extending analytics capabilities Posted October 13, 2010

Clearwell Systems' new platform Posted September 20, 2010

In highly regulated industries, organizations often turn to enterprise content management systems like Documentum that are built to cope with stringent controls, audits and regulations, despite costs and maintenance requirements which exceed those of SharePoint. Most firms assume compliance cannot be embedded. . . . Posted September 16, 2010

Collaboration is a process where people and organizations work together toward common goals. This may involve the sharing of ideas, planning an activity, delivering a project or reviewing outcomes. Collaboration is intrinsic to what we do in business. Whether it was building the pyramids. . . . Posted September 16, 2010

Open Text's full-service offering Posted September 08, 2010

Posted September 08, 2010

West Case Notebook 2.0 Posted September 01, 2010

Records management officials in federal agencies fight an ongoing battle for IT resources and money to hire staff and contractors to identify and schedule records disposition and training. Until recently, it was unclear how much progress agencies were making toward meeting their statutory requirements to manage the records necessary to meet their business needs, ensure government accountability and preserve historically valuable records for future generations... Posted September 01, 2010

IE Discovery tackles Freedom of Information Act Posted August 18, 2010

Early case assessment, review and metrics Posted August 16, 2010

Records management (RM) is not generally perceived to be sexy work—records managers are usually not high-profile heroes in their organizations. And yet, the importance of a records manager's job continues to grow as information governance becomes critical to many organizations. In the past, records managers generally had responsibility for paper records, organizing and maintaining a file plan. Even though the RM system may not match the way that users organized their documents, the records manager knew how to store and retrieve the records as required and eventually to run disposition as required by the organization's policies.
The advent of electronically stored information (ESI) has changed the way records are maintained, and while many organizations continue to maintain physical records, they must also now contend with a growing array of electronic records. . . .
Posted August 16, 2010

What exactly IS governance? Governance, at first glance, seems to be one of those broad, umbrella-like terms that can mean virtually anything. Definitions from different research firms and business consultants do little to resolve the issue. According to Gartner Research, IT governance is "the set of processes that ensure the effective and efficient use of IT in enabling an organization to achieve its goals." Microsoft TechNet explains that IT governance is "the set of policies, roles, responsibilities and processes that guide, direct and control how an organization's business divisions and IT teams cooperate to achieve business goals." Though these definitions help frame the issue, it is often difficult for the IT administrator to define actual "good governance practices" from such broad definitions... Posted August 16, 2010

The understanding that an organization's content is a critical competitive asset is universally accepted. However, the scope of what comprises that content has expanded dramatically. Content is created and resides in a wide variety of sources, including email, transaction records, images, photographs, audio and video files, Web pages, wikis and blogs. Content also includes spreadsheets, documents and presentations generated by individuals at their desktops. For most organizations, statements, bills, checks, invoices and high-volume reports generated by business applications are critical content, too. The risk of not managing this content effectively is high. Think about it: Do you know where all of the content in your organization resides, who authored it, who owns it, who can access it and which version is correct. . . ? Posted August 16, 2010

And I quote: "Regulatory compliance is what you have to do. Information governance is what you should do. And risk avoidance is what you achieve when you do both of those correctly." That's roughly what I wrote about a year ago, and it's still pretty much true today. But a few things have changed in the records and risk-management business since then, so I set out to discover what those elements were. To do so, I spoke at length with Miguel Rodriguez. Miguel is the senior product manager for ASG Software Solutions, and is as gentlemanly and poised as they come. He's also got a sense of humor about his work, and we had a great talk a couple weeks back. "For most business-side people, their contact with the reality of technology is limited. . . . Posted August 16, 2010

Integreon announces Seek & Collect appliance Posted August 11, 2010

AvePoint and Summit 7 Systems Posted August 11, 2010

Sustained by a nationwide propensity for litigation and an increasing volume of electronically stored information (ESI), the market for e-discovery software products seems destined to continue its dramatic growth for the foreseeable future... Posted July 03, 2010

No significant implications Posted June 30, 2010

Breakthrough from Darwin Ecosystems Posted June 24, 2010

Includes CA's Records Management Posted June 24, 2010

Ektron launches eIntranet Posted June 15, 2010

Vivisimo offers new service Posted June 09, 2010

Extends reach of search-based applications Posted June 02, 2010

As more academic medical centers develop sophisticated EHRs and data warehouses, they are seeing the potential to mine those records for possible trial participants... Posted May 28, 2010

A significant portion of healthcare information governance entails monitoring and controlling the way in which patient information is accessed and shared. UMass Memorial Medical Center, which serves central and western Massachusetts, is applying its resources to governance efficiently by managing its data in a hybrid way, leveraging both central and federated data capture. Data is shared according to carefully defined specifications that meet both regulatory and hospital policy requirements... Posted May 28, 2010

EMC tackles information governance Posted May 26, 2010

eView for e-discovery Posted May 26, 2010

Posted May 05, 2010
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