Today’s expansive data source environments are much more complex, as is the regulatory environment driving decisions on compliance strategy. What steps can organizations take to prepare to handle the challenges of a dispersed, diversified data landscape in advance of any compliance requirement event?
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After a data breach is discovered, notification becomes essential. Companies are under tremendous pressure to determine what data has been taken and who they must notify, sometimes in as little as 72 hours. That’s where eDiscovery expertise can make a key contribution.
Tracking user activity on a matter-by-matter basis can be extremely tedious, time-consuming and cost-intensive. Months and even years of active hosting and user costs can accumulate on inactive matters while case teams await a final disposition or settlement agreement. Vision AutoArchive automates eDiscovery database management based on user activity and other pre-set criteria.
From GDPR to HIPAA, and ever-evolving state and federal regulations, the need for clear and effective strategies for management of seemingly endless amounts of data is at an all-time high. Organizations must focus on Information Governance not only to minimize potential liability, but to improve operations and reduce costs.
While businesses have been showing increasing interest in moving to the cloud over the past few years, many companies have hesitated because of concerns about accessibility, control, security and cost. Today, however, we are seeing a sea change in corporations growing comfort level with cloud technologies.
Often discussions about data only focus on one aspect of it at a time, such as privacy, cybersecurity, retention, big data, etc. However, in order to truly protect data, organizations need to take a broader perspective. Data is an asset that has real value to every organization and its value tracks its many uses. In other words, its value varies with each user and purpose for which the data is used, and this must be considered in developing a management plan for enterprise data.
Google recently announced that it would be adding a new feature to its Gmail offering that would automatically update emails stored in users’ mailboxes.
The good news for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) is that there are a lot of free and inexpensive productivity and communication tools available to help them run their businesses.