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Electronic Evidence Retrieval Expands its Computer Forensics Services with Equivio's Near-Duplicate Detection and E-mail Thread Analysis - Comments?
Electronic Evidence Retrieval, L.L.C. (EER), a leading computer forensics and e-discovery firm headquartered on the U.S. Gulf Coast, announced today that it will use Equivio's technology for near-duplicates and e-mail threads

New IBM Software Tools Designed to Liberate SharePoint Data - Comments?  

 
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Splunk: Useful Compliance and ED Tool
Splunk won "Best of Interop" in the Network Management, Software, and Services category. With more than 450 enterprise customers and a lot of momentum, this is a company to watch.

Splunk brands itself as "IT Search" with the ability to search log files, configuration files, messages, traps, alerts, scripts, and metrics. Essentially it seems to be focused on search targeted at the IT administrator and related staff.

This kind of technology is very important from a compliance perspective. Organizations that need to prove who accessed a file must go to logs to find that data. Companies tasked with legal discovery need to present logs that support their case. And organizations interested in simply finding out what is going on in their IT infrastructure must go to logs--or reports based on those logs--for an accurate representation of what’s happening.

Probably why Splunk was a slam dunk for the award at Interop. ... David Sengupta

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Preparing for a Meet and Confer Session
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
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Litigation today requires that substantial amounts of electronic information be exchanged between the parties. Early on, the litigants must get together for a Meet and Confer session, where they decide what electronic information will be exchanged between the parties, and according to what schedule. In this webinar , Ferris analyst Colin Bush and Mark Reichenbach of MetaLINCS examine what to do to be well prepared for the Meet and Confer session. The event concludes with a Q&A session.

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In-house and external legal teams understand that IT now has an important role in e-discovery, but the details of the role are often unclear. In this webinar, Ferris analyst David Ferris and Fritz Mueller of MetaLINCS discuss IT’s role and how general counsel can optimize its relationship with IT. The event concludes with a Q&A session.

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Ferris Research studies messaging, and the control of electronic information. More specifically, we help IT staff evaluate and implement products and services that:

  • Provide messaging and collaborative technologies
  • Archive electronic information
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policy, industry regulations, and laws
  • Facilitate e-discovery, and contain its costs
  • Reduce the dangers of information leaks

Email is the most important type of electronic information that requires control today. Other important types include instant messages, Sharepoint teamspaces, images, voice, video, and miscellaneous desktop files.

We've been in business since 1990--longer than any other analyst firm in our field:

  • Clients include 300 of the world's 1,000 largest organizations, and computer vendors from the largest corporations to small startups
  • While other analysts have come and gone, we've published more than 200 formal reports and 1,100 short bulletins
  • Our news service covers more than 2,000 highly specialized announcements annually
  • We have nine experts in our research team, sharing many decades of experience in our core competencies

In short, our technology and industry depth helps you understand today's products, where they've come from and where they're going.


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