Policy as an Ally in Navigating the Data Lake

GLA ARMA, the California chapter, published the article “Policy as an Ally in Navigating the Data Lake” in their May/June Newsletter.

Data Lakes. Big Data. Digital Exhaust. Buzz words are flying, with all signs pointing to a data explosion occurring within corporate America’s firewalls. Some estimates state that 90% of all data was created in the last two years. How do organizations keep up with this rapid growth? Buying storage is easy, but that doesn’t solve the problem. Read Full Article>

Manage Costs & Risk with Defensible Deletion

Organizations retain far too much data. Users archive email on their desktops. Old files and documents are hidden away on legacy backup tapes. As employees leave a company their data lives on in network servers and is never purged.

A defensible deletion strategy is one where user data is known and either archived or remediated according to policy. This process is not only a “house cleaning” operation to clean up old data sources, such as legacy tape content, but also an ongoing process to manage data created during the normal course of business.

This webinar will show how to implement a defensible deletion policy and intelligently manage user files and email according to corporate policies in order to free up IT resources.

Date: May 3, 2012 2:00PM EST
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Defensible Deletion: An aggressive approach to data management

InfoStor.com: Index Engines Seeks to Help Enterprises Purge ‘Legacy Data’

As the volume of corporate data continues its exponential rise, enterprises are faced with the daunting task of continually upgrading and expanding their storage infrastructures.

But is more storage really the answer? Find out More>

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Recoup Offsite Tape Storage Expenses – WP

How to Reclaim Wasted IT Expenses by Remediating Legacy Backup Tapes – White Paper Now Available
Over time, legacy backup tapes accumulate in offsite storage vaults. Tapes quickly multiply into the thousands, even hundreds of thousands, without any end in sight. Before you know it, you are spending a significant amount of money in offsite storage fees and overall management of this media.

Direct indexing technology allows companies to manage and organize legacy backup tapes without the requirement of the original software that made the tape. This process is cost effective and delivers long term benefits to IT budgets, as well as to legal and compliance departments. Download this White Paper>

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Policy Matters

The Department of Health and Human Services just fined BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee $1.5 million for lack of encryption of over 1 million patent records on stolen hard drives. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Rules requires patient records be secure and protected. This case shows the financial impact of such an investigation, which is well beyond the $1.5 million fine, at an estimate of $17 million to support the case, as well as the notification and management of the security breach.

Sound policies are important. Many organizations have yet to implement policies that ensure compliance with HIPPA, or SOX, or whatever regulatory policy impacts your industry. Lack of policy is a major liability that will hurt every organization down the road. Understanding data assets and managing them accordingly is critical to managing these liabilities. Implementing a defensible deletion strategy will clean up legacy content that should not be retained. Proactively deploying sound information governance initiatives will protect every firm from such fines and penalties. Read Article

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Extend the Value of your Data Domain Investment – WP

New White Paper Now Available: Extend the Value of your Data Domain Investment
by: Jim McGann, Index Engines, VP of Information Discovery

When organizations are faced with legal hold and preservation requests, they turn to their EMC Data Domain storage platform. Data Domain contains valuable user data that is collected and secured into backup images for the purposes of disaster recovery.

When a legal or compliance request is made, simply archiving the appropriate backup image preserves the relevant content. However, this is a flawed process and results in saving far too much user data, which clutters and quickly fills the Data Domain storage platform.

In this White Paper learn:

  • How to get full access and management of user files and email, within Data Domain backup images, regardless of the backup software utilized.
  • How to streamline legal hold and preservation requests – resulting in reduced storage capacity.
  • How one organization’s deployment of an indexing solution in a Data Domain environment freed up significant storage space.
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    New Webinar: Data Assessment Streamlines ESI Processing

    Feb 15, 2012 at 2:00PM EST – Register

    This webinar will discuss and demonstrate tools that deliver powerful identification, collection and management solutions for ESI, located on networks, desktops and even backup tapes. See how other organizations find and manage ESI in support of litigation and compliance. Click Here to Register

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    Index Engines VP of Information Discovery Jim McGann on Where They Fit in the EDRM Model

    In his interview with LXBN TV, Index Engines VP of Information Discovery Jim McGann explains where they fit in the electronic discovery reference model. He also touches on the latest news on Index Engines at LegalTech New York 2012, which includes an announcement of the Octane forensic preservation archive, the new version of which adds forensic image indexing support. Also, he explains what trends he’s seeing in information governance and litigation readiness, with the latter being the most popular subject.

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