When Speed Matters Check the Facts

eDiscovery projects are always faced with extremely tight deadlines and complex technical challenges. When a Florida based manufacturing firm had to produce ESI they knew that they had a number of choices in eDiscovery platforms, but didn’t have time to research the best solution for their needs. Collection was to be performed against a 14TB corpus of unstructured user data and time was short. This client decided to bring in two different platforms that both claimed high speed processing and they would deploy the platform that completed the processing of the data first. The race was on.

See which platform wins the race and how…

Medical data breaches raising alarm – the Washington Post

Important article on the increasing issue of medical/patient data being accessed and/or stolen. Most stolen data is taken because it’s not where it’s supposed to be. Indexing the data on your enterprise, including backup tapes, to identify and classify files is key to finding storage-related security lapses before they occur.

Read this article: http://go.indexengines.com/databreach

More information on how to protect your data before its compromised: http://www.indexengines.com/solutions_BusNeed_DM-DA.html

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
Register Now

Learn more about Index Engines

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>

Learn more about Index Engines

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>

Learn More about Index Engines>

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

Learn more about Index Engines

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.
  • Get White Paper Now

    Learn more about Index Engines