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Records Management, E-Discovery, Compliance

Organizations using SharePoint have tremendous collaboration benefits. But this collaborative environment also requires organizations and individuals to be trusted with a vast amount of sensitive data: customers' personally identifiable information (PII), protected health information (PHI) and confidential company content including intellectual property (IP), human resource files, M&A, board documents, customer lists or product strategies, just to name a few.

There can be risks to storing confidential data on a platform built for collaboration. In fact, the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), which tracks disclosed data breaches, reported 212 breaches so far in 2013 alone. . . .
Posted July 16, 2013

Microsoft SharePoint has become the global standard for enterprise content management. The amount of content stored and accessed through SharePoint is growing by leaps and bounds at a rate of roughly 75% every year. As the amount of content grows, so does its importance to enterprise users. Users need access to this critical information, at various times and locations.

As such, one of the challenges facing global enterprises is ensuring that SharePoint content is constantly up-to-date and synchronized for all end users. The days of a single SharePoint deployment for one office are largely extinct. Most SharePoint deployments now have multiple farms and many must provide content, in real-time. . . .
Posted July 16, 2013

The goals of any enterprise content management (ECM) system are to connect an organization's knowledge workers, streamline its business processes, and manage and store its information. Microsoft SharePoint has taken hold as the leading content management system in today's hyper-connected and hyper-competitive business landscape as organizations look to foster information transparency and collaboration—by providing efficient capture, storage, preservation, management and delivery of content to end users.

A recent study by the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) found that 53% of organizations currently utilize SharePoint for ECM.
Posted July 16, 2013

"If the business says ‘go,' you go. You figure out ways to make it happen." That's Mary Leigh Mackie, director of product marketing at AvePoint. She is underscoring the current trending in the world of Microsoft's SharePoint platform, particularly (but not exclusively) as it applies to content management. Her point: If it has to work, you make it work. She is referring to the customization capabilities of the ubiquitous platform, which is currently deployed in just about every business, in one form or another, that you can shake a stick at. . . . Posted July 16, 2013

Enterprise records management Posted June 19, 2013

ZL Technologies and Viewpointe partner Posted June 18, 2013

Interoperable Forensic Toolkit license, technology-assisted review, free training Posted June 13, 2013

Relativity 8 adds e-mail threading, further enhancements Posted June 11, 2013

On-premise or in the cloud Posted June 06, 2013

Actiance announces Vantage 2013 Posted June 04, 2013

Protecting personally identifiable information Posted May 30, 2013

Because e-discovery—and the technologies that support it— is subject to sensitive legal risks and technical complexities, selecting the optimal deployment model is not always as straightforward as might first appear. Posted May 23, 2013

"Despite all the discussion of movement to electronic records, the volume of paper records is increasing in 42 percent of organizations and decreasing in 34 percent..." Posted April 29, 2013

Advancing SharePoint 2013 migration with improved interface and site mapping Posted March 28, 2013

New version of Concordance Evolution from LexisNexis Posted March 12, 2013

Adds "near duplicate" and "e-mail threading" tools Posted March 05, 2013

"If the bank complies with the regulations and can demonstrate that it has done so, then it is not vulnerable to allegations of predatory lending practices or other detrimental activities." Posted March 01, 2013

"In October 2012 when Hurricane Sandy struck New York City, the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) was as ready as an organization can be, given that the storm was considered a "500-year" event. The New York eHealth Collaborative has the largest ‘queryable' medical database in the country. It includes records for 14 million New York residents." Posted March 01, 2013

Enhanced SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 support Posted February 20, 2013

Employs AvePoint's Compliance Guardian Posted February 14, 2013

Enhanced data distribution controls, encryption, tracking Posted February 08, 2013

Introduces new Archive Manager Posted February 01, 2013

Unveils new enhancements to Fusion Posted January 31, 2013

An ongoing debate among e-discovery professionals is over which is the better platform for hosting document search and review: the cloud or a local appliance. Among those who favor an appliance, a common argument is that bringing e-discovery in-house will reduce costs. But will it? One way to find out is to analyze the total cost of ownership (TCO) of cloud-based and appliance—based e-discovery platforms. Only by laying out all of the expenses required to support an application-including infrastructure, technology, staff and ongoing operational expenses—­can one accurately evaluate its cost. . . . Posted January 29, 2013

Three elements characterize superior preparation for e-discovery: good document housekeeping; precise extraction and distillation capabilities; and unified workflow from the left through to the right of the EDRM model. This article talks about the latter two, but it's useful to quickly touch on housekeeping. Good housekeeping means saving, and properly categorizing, only what makes sense from the practical, regulatory, and legal points of view. The cleaner the corpus of documents, the better you are able to respond as discovery progresses through early case assessment, review, production and litigation. . . . Posted January 29, 2013

In the business world, the use of mobile devices such as smartphones, cell phones and tablet devices is proliferating. This presents enormous challenges for attorneys who oversee electronic discovery (e-discovery) for organizations.

As of February 2012, 88% of American adults have a cell phone, 46% have a smartphone, 57% have a laptop, 19% have an ebook reader and 19% own a tablet, according to Mobify (mobify.com). Mobile devices are growing increasingly sophisticated, and the market shows no sign of slowing down.. . . .
Posted January 29, 2013

Offering legal teams a forward-thinking solution to the problem of big data, the topic of computer-assisted review is the conversation du jour in the e-discovery marketplace. There's good reason for that. According to a recent Rand Corporation survey, document review is the single most expensive step in the discovery process. Logically, the option to reduce time wasted on irrelevant documents can make a big difference in any case, particularly on costs. Therefore, when it comes to document review, legal teams see huge value in the ability to quickly separate the wheat from the chaff. . . . Posted January 29, 2013

The balance—and I could call it tension—between the corporate legal counsel department and their IT/technology counterparts has never been greater. Nor has the need for cooperation between them ever been greater. That was my opening gambit in this month's KMWorld White Paper opening article. It is not unknown to me that the role of IT versus ("versus" seems a little strong, but I'll get to that in a minute) the legal side of the house has ratcheted up a few notches in recent years. In past years (all of five years ago) it was IT's job to collect and "high-level analyze" (meaning "sort") the various documents, email, financial content, etc. . . . Posted January 29, 2013

Solving privacy, security and accessibility issues Posted January 17, 2013

Predictive coding allows software to take information entered by people and generalize it to a larger group of documents, making the sorting process less taxing. Posted January 14, 2013

Releases Governance Services for Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Posted January 04, 2013

Daegis upgrades its platform Posted December 21, 2012

Adds to information governance suite Posted December 19, 2012

Semantic tagging and linking platform Posted December 17, 2012

Significant release from kCura Posted December 11, 2012

Auditing digital content Posted December 10, 2012

A presentation at by Lt. Col. David S. Sanchez of the USAF examined the importance of tagging documents with metadata and aligning information governance and content. Posted December 05, 2012

New version of forensics software Posted November 21, 2012

Analyze content, enforce compliance, mitigate risk Posted November 09, 2012

Metalogix introduces Content Matrix 6.0 Posted November 05, 2012

Legal holds, in-place early case assessment, collections of evidence from multiple data sources, review and production Posted October 31, 2012

Custom workflow creation and automation Posted October 22, 2012

Electronic Discovery Reference Model machine learning Posted October 17, 2012

Control of full e-discovery process Posted October 10, 2012
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