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10 Tips to Improve Your Information Governance Plan

Streamlined, comprehensive information governance is one of the most critical tools for businesses to master. In today’s era of Big Data, managing everything from old records to last month’s data transactions to the most recent social media posts is not only possible but even expected. Yet, while companies are starting to move more toward recognizing…

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Digital Forensics & Ethics – Part 2

Conflict of Interest Under no circumstances should the forensic expert have any kind of emotional investment or monetary reward dependent upon either the outcome of the case, or the impact of their testimony of that outcome. Thus, if fees are involved — where the digital expert is paid for providing a forensic analysis of the…

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Digital Forensics & Ethics – Part 1

Digital Forensics As a practice and a profession, digital forensics consists essentially of the investigation of criminal activities committed with computers and other digital devices.  Digital forensics has evolved rapidly in recent years, in response to the exceptional capacity of computerized information systems to acquire, store and transmit unprecedented quantities of data anywhere, instantaneously. Regulating…

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Tips For Creating an Information Governance Plan

Effective Information Governance (IG) is an essential part of conducting business in today’s increasingly digital world. Many corporations are sill working to catch up, and have yet to implement an effective data management policy. The companies who have put policies in place are often struggling to ensure that they’re carried out properly. Developing a solid…

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5 Tips for Attorneys & eDiscovery

Simply put, in the very near future, knowledge of e-discovery will be essential for an attorney to provide competent representation. In fact, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) have already been made to recognize e-discovery as a vital procedure for civil lawsuits. As a result, attorneys should begin to learn best practices…

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5 Benefits Of Cloud Based Email Archive Solutions

The rapid increase in the need for effective information governance is responsible for creating complex concerns both in terms of storage capacity and in security. Cloud-based email archiving is one solution that’s risen to the forefront as an option to better organize and secure business communication, particularly during eDiscovery. Managed services like cloud-based email archiving…

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5 Tips for Digital Record Management

In an increasingly technological world, enterprises can no longer afford to ignore the importance of digital records management. It’s not enough to simply convert paper files into PDFs and toss the physical records into a storage unit. If faced with eDiscovery, managed services give businesses the tools they need for effective discovery and defense. Yet,…

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Data Management for eDiscovery Cost Control

Having too much data can be a liability in the event of litigation. The costs to collect and process data for discovery is typically based on size or number of gigabytes, before even getting to costly attorney review hours. Responsibly designed document retention and deletion protocols can shield a company from these spiraling costs. For…

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How to Avoid Information Governance Pitfalls

Information governance practices must be updated as laws, technologies, and business models change. Here are seven ways to make sure you’re governing your data effectively. Extract from an article by Lisa Morgan Assess Where You Are Developing effective data and information governance policies takes time. It’s an evolving process. Like any other business or IT…

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