Data Storage: What You Need to Know About E-Discovery in 2010

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2009-12-26 Print this article Print
What You Need to Know About E-Discovery in 2010

What You Need to Know About E-Discovery in 2010

by Chris Preimesberger
E-discovery is the electronic process by which records are gathered from data stores and processed for litigation. This includes anything digital: word processing files, photos, e-mail, audio and video files, instant messaging transcripts, Internet bookmarks—even data center users' logs. Sales of e-discovery software are increasing as business stakeholders come to realize it as an important investment in their company's overall security. Clearwell Systems, maker of "intelligent" e-discovery software, is an expert in this department. The Mountain View, Calif., company expects a significant priority in the year ahead to be a greater focus on controlling e-discovery costs and gaining better control over the entire, complex process. As a result, legal and IT departments are becoming more strategic about managing their electronic data while they proactively bring e-discovery in-house. Here are Clearwell's top 10 electronic discovery predictions for 2010.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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