Sneak Peak Webinar – Index Engines 4.5

Be the first to see Index Engines latest version of the Octane Intelligent Discovery platform. Exciting new features that extend the workflow and increase overall functionality for eDiscovery will be announced at a webinar on Sept 27th.

Learn about new load file support for Relativity, support for OCR scanned images and pdf’s, and high speed Forensic Image processing – no need for mounting. Attend this webinar

Are You Playing the eDiscovery Telephone Game?

Strategic advantages to a centralized corporate platform include early, direct access to ESI in the wild, single instance collection storage, shared indexes, cross matter designations and universal chain of custody.

So how do you minimize the distortion of the telephone game and gain confidence in your process? That is exactly what is driving technology providers to add centralized workflow and collaboration features to their offerings.

Read full article from eDiscovery Journal’s expert Greg Buckles:

Survey: Legal Compliance Remains Key Challenge for 78% of Information Governance and eDiscovery Pros

With company data growth constantly on the rise, an on-going key concern for information governance and eDiscovery professionals is the management of this data and ability to quickly react to and comply with legal hold and preservation requests, according to a recent survey to legal practitioners to uncover the key drivers behind investments in information governance and eDiscovery solutions.

Specifically, the survey found that compliance was the number one challenge for 78% of respondents. Additionally, respondents also expressed concern over enforcing company-wide policies and are struggling to implement strategies to manage their data, shedding light on the importance of implementing information governance policies.

This study underscores the need for organizations to consider an all-encompassing information governance platform that provides data indexing, mapping, extraction and archiving. Read entire article

How to use Data Mapping to Manage Liability and Reclaim Storage Capacity

New White Paper:
Data mapping provides an inventory and profile of user content and is the key foundation to any corporate data policy definition. You must first understand what you have before you can develop a sound policy that will protect the organization from harm and long term risk. With a data map deployed you can easily manage data more effectively moving what is required by compliance onto legal hold, securing sensitive content in the corporate archive, and purging data that no longer has business value. The challenge with data mapping is that the infrastructure is complex and vast.

Obtaining a view into the content has been a manual and time consuming process, and one that quickly becomes obsolete as the data evolves. With today’s technology a data map can be automated so that a comprehensive and insightful view of current data is possible. Read this White Paper and Learn more about how to Use a Data Map to understand and manage your content.

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Information Governance Will Fail Without IT and Legal Partnership

A recent conversation with a client showed how a lack of a solid partnership and relationship with IT is sabotaging their information governance efforts. This client has a multi-year plan to deploy a legal and compliance archive in order to preserve a portion of their data assets. The first phase of the plan is to start cleaning up legacy content and defensibly delete what they don’t need, which they estimate to be over 50% of what is currently stored on their networks.

IT owns the platforms that store the content that legal needs access to and all activity related to this data must be coordinated with the network managers. This process has become a bottleneck to deployment and has delayed the project significantly. Gartner states that “most CLOs, 76%, say that IT department support for the legal department is ad hoc. Only 16% report dedicated IT support”. (Gartner, Chief Legal Officers Need Better Partnerships With IT: Gartner ALM CLO Survey Results, French Caldwell | Debra Logan ,March 2012). Without a strategic relationship between the two organizations, the already fragile connection legal has with IT will cause information governance projects to fail. Since legal owns policy and IT owns the data networks, it is key that these organizations partner and commit to supporting such a strategic project.

The successful projects we have seen are where senior legal and IT resources have a strategic partnership with a joint goal of managing information assets according to policy and controlling risk and liability via deployment of an information governance framework. Without this level of commitment these projects will continue to flounder.

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Defensible Deletion Gains Traction

According to Barry Murphy of the eDJ Group 1/3 of organizations have a Defensible Deletion program in place as a key component of their overall Information Governance strategies. Another 1/3 have plans to deploy such a program in the near future. This is a major step from the days of “saving everything” which eventually results in risk and liability. Read full article:

Defensible Deletion Webinar – Sponsored by Merrill Corp. & Index Engines

Why Implement a Defensible Deletion Strategy – Information Governance Best Practices

A Methodology for Controlling Cost and Managing Risk – WEBINAR

Simply stated, information is either an asset to an organization, or it is a liability. This idea isn’t new. Organizations have been practicing records and information management for years – assessing the value of corporate information against business, legal and regulatory needs and then making conscious retention and disposition decisions.

While these disposition drivers remain paramount, in today’s information-based economy and technology-driven business environment, controlling cost and mitigating risk has become an increasingly complex, and often times daunting task.

This webinar brought to you by Merrill Corporation and Index Engines will show how implementing a defensible deletion strategy not only mitigates long term risks and liabilities related to enterprise data assets, but also saves time and expense in supporting ongoing litigation and eDiscovery efforts.

Register for this webinar> http://bit.ly/KB7iPM

Date: Tue June 26, 2012
Time: 2:00pm EST.

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…

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>