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