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Records Management, E-Discovery, Compliance

As enterprise software moves into the world of SaaS and consumer technology innovations invade the workplace, how we design, build and sell business technology both changes fundamentally and remains exactly the same. Do you know how your company needs to change? And how to hold on to the fundamentals that work?

Extremely creative start-ups have folded or only realized moderate success due to the false assumption that what works for consumers will work for the enterprise. On the other hand,traditional enterprise software providers that assume the consumerization of IT will not change their business may be at risk as well.

I have found that there are three fundamentals about enterprise software that have not changed. . . .
Posted October 29, 2013

The winners of the KM Promise and the KM Reality awards will be formally announced on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the 2013 KMWorld Conference at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington, D.C. Posted October 29, 2013

The public sector, in particular, has begun to drive significant change in the software acquisition landscape by calling for deliberate adoption of open standards and open source... Posted October 29, 2013

Here are five tips for managing the legal and technical nuances of social media usage and e-discovery collections within corporations; and case study data to evidence how these can be applied to the real world. Posted October 25, 2013

Adaptive introduces Web platform with semantic ontology capabilities Posted October 14, 2013

Feature added to CasePoint e-discovery platform Posted October 08, 2013

If you try to "boil the ocean," people freeze up because it is a big cultural change, consultants say. Posted September 29, 2013

DSi combines own technology with the Catalyst solution resulted in a 72 percent reduction in workflow and a 90 percent cut in costs over traditional linear review Posted September 16, 2013

Meet regulatory standards, monitor document access and secure documents centrally and automatically. Posted September 09, 2013

The common thread running through all the products listed here is the unique value—and potential value—they offer the organization, its workers and their various constituencies. Posted September 01, 2013

In this era of unprecedented data growth, using advanced analytics in early case assessment has never been more compelling. By applying "concept-aware analytics" at the outset of a case, legal teams can immediately focus on insights and evaluation without concern for consolidation of the information.

Concept-aware analytics enables users to cluster and organize large pools of information into useful subsets without eliminating it during the entry stages of the litigation lifecycle. Unlike keyword-based analytics technology approaches, concept-aware analytics requires no dictionaries, thesauri, keyword libraries. . . .
Posted August 27, 2013

Enterprises struggling to reduce the impact of spiraling storage management costs or comply with government regulation are looking for solutions to address the challenge of legacy data—dentifying and analyzing electronic information that exists in file shares (shared network drives,) SharePoint and Exchange. Because this problem affects nearly every organization, savvy IT and compliance managers need to work together to implement and enforce comprehensive information governance strategies that focus on identifying and applying policy to information for control, compliance and cost reduction benefits. . . . Posted August 27, 2013

Of the 2,320 respondents participating in 451 Research's 2013 report, "E-Discovery and E-Disclosure 2013: The Ongoing Journey to Proactive Information Governance," less than half believed that an information governance program was important to their organization, but more than half of the IT staff responding they thought it was important. The report also stated that only 32% of senior management believed information governance was important. AIIM's 2013 Industry Watch Report, "Information Governance—Records, Risks and Retention in the Litigation Age," noted that only 24% of organizations train new recruits on information governance and only 16% regularly train all staff. . . . Posted August 27, 2013

Enterprises face unprecedented challenges in an ever-changing regulatory and competitive environment. In many areas, there is still human capital churn, drastic cost cutting and disruptive technology trends—including bring your own device, enterprise social, cloud and big data access—that must be addressed by IT departments. How can they rise to the challenge of providing the right level of infrastructure and strategic systems to enable businesses to be self-sustaining?

There are myriad solutions on the market today for structuring data management—including but certainly not limited to data quality. . . .
Posted August 27, 2013

Software as a service (SaaS), sometimes referred to as "on-demand software" supplied by independent software providers or application service providers (ASPs), is a software delivery model in which software is hosted in the cloud. SaaS is typically accessed by authorized users using a Web browser and generally priced using a subscription fee, most commonly a monthly or an annual fee.

The adoption of cloud technology has rapidly increased throughout the enterprise in the last two years. Forrester predicts that the market for cloud computing will grow from $41 billion to $241 billion by 2020. . . .
Posted August 27, 2013

"Information governance" has become front-of-mind for many people who are involved in information management. I know because I get the press releases.Just kidding. Partly. It's true that, as is often the case, trends in information management can be "vendor-driven" as they say in the comic books. Meaning, "we want to sell you something, and we're calling it (blank)." But this growing emphasis on governance got me wondering what the driving forces really are, and whether there's anything more than a simply hype cycle behind it.So I convened a good old-fashioned roundtable-style conference call recently. . . . Posted August 27, 2013

New version of Ringtail announced Posted August 12, 2013

Interactive graphical visualization of keyword and cluster relationships. Posted July 23, 2013

Flexible platform architecture and workflow capabilities Posted July 22, 2013

Many organizations continue to adopt SharePoint because of its flexibility and ease of use. But along with the popularity comes an expanding volume of unstructured and relatively unmanaged information that can pose significant, often hidden, compliance risks. So how does an enterprise leverage the value of SharePoint while ensuring that information is managed in compliance with organizational policies and standards? . . . Posted July 16, 2013

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
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