Email is the primary communication system and file transport mechanism used in organizations of all sizes. Email systems generate enormous amounts of content that must be preserved for a variety of reasons, including:
-Compliance with local, state, federal and international statutory requirements
- Electronic discovery requirements and best practices
- Knowledge management applications
- Disaster recovery and business continuity
Published By: mindSHIFT
Published Date: Nov 29, 2007
Have you adjusted your data retention policies and electronic discovery procedures to comply with the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)? Learn how email archiving can help you with these electronic discovery requirements.
Without a doubt, technology has revolutionized the way business is done. The vast majority of internal and external communication is now done through email, instant messaging, VOIP and other types of electronic communication. In addition, most business documents exist in digital form. The digitization of business has had significant implications for litigation. Legal eDiscovery is now an essential part of settling cases between organizations. Previously, many companies believed that eDiscovery was only for organizations that were public or highly regulated, but now most companies recognize that electronically stored information (ESI) regulations are applicable to all organizations and there is an ever-increasing need for cost-effective eDiscovery.
Rapid changes in technology and software, and the nearly universal shift to electronically stored information (ESI), has made eDiscovery more complex and expensive. In a movement to simplify and standardize their procedures—and dissolve some of the extra tensions surrounding litigation—many organizations are bringing phases of the eDiscovery process in house, in particular legal hold.
Among other benefits, Code42 eDiscovery simplifies legal hold management. Litigation preparation can be a large task crossing over many departments, but will consistently feature two main players: Legal and IT. This document focuses on those two groups, and aims to enable one to see the eDiscovery world through the point of view of one group—or the other. Read more to find out the details.
Published By: Proofpoint
Published Date: Apr 22, 2010
Regulatory compliance, legal discovery and storage management issues are driving more organizations to consider email archiving. Here's what you should know when making decisions about your organization's use of email archiving technology.
The relationship between an organization's information-handling practices and the impact those practices have on its ability to respond to electronic discovery is recognized in the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). But the EDRM falls short of describing standards or best practices that can be applied to the complex issues surrounding the creation, management, and governance of electronic information. ARMA International's Generally Accepted Record-keeping Principles and its information Governance Maturity Model are designed specifically to provide a scalable, broadly applicable framework to address these issues.
Published By: Mimecast
Published Date: Aug 19, 2009
Businesses over the past ten years have used email archiving solutions in order to meet record retention compliance, facilitate electronic discovery, and control message-related storage costs. Despite these benefits, many organizations still have not adopted an archiving solution and still simply enforce mailbox quotas or message deletion policies as the best way to manage messaging environments.
According to a recent survey by the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council, almost 70% of the electronic content and information organizations retain has no business or legal value. It’s simply digital detritus, retained because 1) we think we might need it sometime, 2) we forget about it, or 3) we don’t have policies and software in place to get rid of it. Ultimately, though, this unnecessary accumulation of content can create real problems in terms of e-discovery, regulation, management and cost.
Watch this video white paper to learn more about:
- How to get started on an information management strategy
- The right combination of software and policy for successful information governance
- The business case for proactive management of an organization’s digital footprint
Published By: ProofSpace
Published Date: Jul 31, 2007
This paper details the processes by which ProofMark tags electronic records with a self-validating cryptographic seal that acts as a "tamper indicator" based on a true and provable time-reference datum. With this it is able to provide instantaneous and irrefutable proof of authenticity, no matter where the data resides or who has controlled it.
Published By: ProofSpace
Published Date: Sep 10, 2007
Read this paper and learn the principles that are prerequisites to enforceable electronic agreements as required by existing legal standards and electronic signature legislation. This paper will also specify sixteen measurement criteria that can be used as metrics to assess whether the architecture of an electronic transaction will meet the requirements of admissibility.