Electronic Discovery

Advanced Encryption and VTL Features Give Organizations New Impetus to Use the Dell DR Series as their “One Stop Shop” Backup Target

By | Backup Appliance, Data Protection, DCIG Sponsored Analysis, Deduplication, Disk Based Backup, Encryption, Legal Hold, Security | No Comments

The closer any new solution comes to being non-disruptively introduced into existing organizational backup infrastructures, the greater the odds that the solution will succeed and be adopted more broadly. By Dell including FIPS 140-2 compliant 256-bit AES encryption and VTL features as part of its 3.2 OS release for its existing and new DR series of backup appliances at no charge, organizations have new options to introduce the DR Series appliances without disrupting their existing backup processes.

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ZL Technologies Brings Virtual Scale-out to Enterprise Archiving and eDiscovery

By | DCIG, Electronic Discovery, eMail Archive, Governance Risk and Compliance, Information Governance | No Comments

One of the most exciting and terrifying times in the lifecycle of a company is transitioning from a small to mid-range or mid-range to enterprise sized company. Well led companies that survive those transitions have often been planning for the occasion for some time. The longer they have been planning the more likely they’ve become aware of the need for long term archiving. Of everything.

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2014 Mobile Data Management Buyer’s Guide Now Available

By | DCIG, Electronic Discovery, Encryption, Governance Risk and Compliance, Information Classification, Information Governance, Information Management, Key Management, Security, Threat Assessment | No Comments

DCIG is pleased to announce the release of its 2014 Mobile Data Management (MDM) Buyer’s Guide that weight, score and rank over 100 features. Like previous Buyer’s Guides, this Buyer’s Guide provides the critical information that organizations need when selecting Mobile Data Management software to help meet the security, compliance and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) challenges in an ever increasing mobile enterprises.

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The Real World PST Problem and How to Deal with It; Executive Interview with C2C Systems CTO Ken Hughes Part VI

By | DCIG, Electronic Discovery, eMail Archive | No Comments

Everyone frequently talks about archiving data when they know the make-up of the data is and where it is located. But what no one want to discuss is the more common real-world problem of not even knowing where data is so it may be archived – especially as it pertains to Outlook PST files. In this sixth and final blog entry in my interview series with C2C Systems’ CTO Ken Hughes, he talks about the real world problem of finding and archiving PST files in organizations and how ArchiveOne takes that into account in its architecture.

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Do-It-Yourself (DIY) eDiscovery: Good Idea or Train Wreck Waiting to Happen?

By | DCIG, Electronic Discovery | No Comments

Over the past several years, the concept and associated technology to support Do-It-Yourself (DIY) eDiscovery has emerged within the litigation services and technology market as an approach that can increase productivity, provide users with more control over the process and ultimately reduce the overall cost of eDiscovery. Although there are use cases that prove the value of DIY eDiscovery, some people contend that DIY eDiscovery is not legally defensible. Others point to “headline” cases that suggest DIY eDiscovery can turn into a train wreck.

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Tips to Doing Search and Establishing Data Ownership; Executive Interview with C2C Systems CTO Ken Hughes Part IV

By | DCIG, Electronic Discovery, eMail Archive, Search | No Comments

Doing searches across unstructured data stores and understanding who owns this data are emerging as higher priorities in today’s Big Data era. However archiving software can vary greatly in how it performs these tasks of search and assigning data ownership. In this fourth blog entry in my interview series with C2C Systems’ CTO Ken Hughes, he examines how C2C performs search across distributed email and file systems and what techniques it employs to establish data ownership.

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Top 5 Most Viewed Blog Entries on DCIG’s Site in 2012

By | Archiving, DCIG, Electronic Discovery, Microsoft Exchange | No Comments

As the last business day of 2012 it is time for DCIG to unveil its most read blog entries of 2012. While a few long time reader favorites remain in this year’s Top 5, a couple of newcomers also made first time appearances on this year’s list driven by what is likely growing user interest/concern in managing Big Data and doing eDiscovery across their unstructured data stores.

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DCIG’s Most Viewed Blog Entries in 2012 Irrespective of Publication Date – #6 – #10

By | Data Center Management, DCIG, Electronic Discovery, Microsoft Exchange, SSD | No Comments

I have disclosed the blog entries that have earned an honorable mention on DCIG’s website for the number of page views they received in 2012. I have also already revealed the Top 5 blog entries written in 2012 that were the most frequently read in 2012. So it is time today to begin to reveal the Top 10 most frequently viewed blog entries on DCIG’s website in 2012 regardless of what year they were published, starting with numbers 6 – 10.

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The Top 5 Most Read Blog Entries on DCIG’s Website Written in 2012

By | Data Protection, DCIG, Microsoft Exchange, SSD, Storage Systems, Virtualization | No Comments

One of the unique aspects about running a blog site that primarily does analysis as opposed to commenting and covering today’s news is that the most read blog entries on DCIG’s site each year are rarely from the current year. This year was no exception as only one of the Top 5 blog entries written in 2012 made it into the Top 10 of DCIG’s most read blog entries of 2012 that I will start to reveal in tomorrow’s blog entry.

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Managing Data Deletion at a Granular Level; Executive Interview with C2C Systems CTO Part III

By | Data Management, Electronic Discovery, Information Governance, Litigation Readiness, Uncategorized | No Comments

Most companies recognize the benefits of deleting data when it no longer serves any business purpose or when it legal requirements to retain it have been met. However the act of deleting data still gives many organizations pause. In this third blog entry in my interview series with C2C Systems’ CTO Ken Hughes, he discusses C2C’s policy management features and the granular ways in which users may manage deletion in their data stores.

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Predictive Analytics across the Enterprise: From eDiscovery to DoJ Second Requests to Proactive Protection of Intellectual Property

By | DCIG, Electronic Discovery, Governance Risk and Compliance, Information Management, Litigation Readiness | No Comments

The accelerating increase in the volume of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) is resulting in knowledge workers reaching a point where they may not be able to utilize traditional data management and analytic technology and processes to keep pace. However, the increases in knowledge worker productivity and decreases in eDiscovery costs made possible by predictive analytic technology are coming to the point where they are applicable to other knowledge management tasks within the enterprise.

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Overriding Desire is for Archiving to Deliver eDiscovery and Information Management; C2C Systems Executive Interview Part II

By | Archiving, DCIG, Electronic Discovery, Information Management | No Comments

The purpose of archiving is becoming more than simply facilitating smaller email stores, faster response times or better use of expensive storage capacity. The growing driver behind archiving is to enable organizations to implement information governance. In this second blog entry in my interview series with C2C System’s CTO Ken Hughes, Ken explains eDiscovery and retention management are becoming the new driving forces behind archiving and why C2C’s ArchiveOne is so well positioned to respond to that trend.

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Exchange Administrators Need a Consistent Interface for Email Archiving; Interview with C2C Systems CTO Ken Hughes Part I

By | DCIG, Electronic Discovery, eMail Archive, Microsoft Exchange | No Comments

Archiving is emerging as one of the hot new trends of the next decade with organizations looking for better ways to manage their Big Data stores. Perhaps nowhere is data growth more rampant – and the need for better ways to manage it – more evident than with corporate email stores. In this blog entry, I begin an interview series with C2C System’s CTO Ken Hughes in which we initially discuss C2C’s focus on Microsoft Exchange and which size environments C2C’s products are best positioned to handle.

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Legal Precedents Put Computer Assisted eDiscovery on Course to Broader Enterprise Acceptance

By | DCIG, Early Case Assessment, Governance Risk and Compliance, Information Governance, Litigation Readiness, Search | No Comments

Faced with the accelerating increase in the volume of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and the emergence of the concept of Big Data, enterprises worldwide need next generation IT systems to fulfill their corporate compliance, information governance and eDiscovery requirements to process and analyze all of this data. It is in response to this demand and the result of recent legal precendents that Technology Assisted Review (TAR), also known as Predictive Coding or Computer Assisted eDiscovery, is emerging as a legally viable and court-recognized option.

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Technology Emerges as Key Competitive Advantage in Legal Practice at ILTA 2012

By | DCIG, Early Case Assessment, Electronic Discovery | No Comments

I spend the last 3 days walking the exhibit hall and meeting with technology vendors at the 2012 International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Conference held August 26-30, 2012 at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in Washington, D.C. ILTA is the premier peer networking organization, providing information to members to maximize the value of technology in support of the legal profession. As such, ITLA’s annual conference is a great place to talk to most of the technology vendors targeting the legal market, see demos of their technology offerings, listen to presentations from industry experts and judge the current status of the evolution of technology adoption within the legal community.

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Virtual Federated Data Stores are an Attractive Alternative to Massive Central Data Stores

By | Big Data, DCIG, Electronic Discovery, Governance Risk and Compliance, Information Management | No Comments

An integrated and centralized data store model that enables stakeholders from throughout an organization to harvest and analyze data on the same platform continues to be the goal of many organizations from the Global 2000 as they strive to address the requirements of Big Data. However, with today’s decentralized and cloud based storage systems and data storage requirements for the Global 2000 reaching the petabyte and even exabyte levels, massive centralized single data store infrastructures with single points of failure such as Apache Hadoop may not the most effective long term solution.

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DCIG Announces the Industry’s First, Most Comprehensive DCIG 2012 Early Case Assessment Software Buyer’s Guide

By | DCIG, Early Case Assessment, Electronic Discovery | No Comments

Today DCIG and eDiscovery Solutions Group are pleased to jointly announce the availability of a new DCIG Buyer’s Guide, the DCIG 2012 Early Case Assessment Buyer’s Guide that weights, scores and ranks 25 software tools that help law firms, litigators and organizations reduce their overall cost of eDiscovery. This Buyer’s Guide gives these entities the resources they need to assist them to quickly complete what is typically a very arduous and time-consuming process: selecting the right ECA software that matches their specific requirements.

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Facebook, SharePoint, Box and Outside In Top List of Supported Products by eDiscovery Software Providers

By | DCIG, Early Case Assessment, Electronic Discovery, Legal Hold, Microsoft Exchange | No Comments

DCIG expects to unveil its DCIG 2012 Early Case Assessment (ECA) Buyer’s Guide in Q2CY12. As prior Buyer’s Guides have done, it puts at the fingertips of organizations a Buyer’s Guide that provides them with a comprehensive list of ECA software that can assist them in this all-important buying decision while removing much of the mystery around how ECA are configured and which ones are suitable for which purposes.

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