by Cary J. Calderone, Esquire
1) Best Practices for Email Retention and eDiscovery Seminar sponsored by Mimosa Systems, Inc.
2) Index Engines Inc.-Technology can change the law.
1) Best Practices for Email Retention and eDiscovery Seminar sponsored by Mimosa Systems, Inc.-An informative session on best practice consideration for archiving email and files that presented persuasive data on why businesses need to have retention policies and plans in place. Was very impressed that this session, which I went in assuming would be a modified sales presentation for Mimosa’s Nearpoint and other products, was really a well thought-out and delivered educational seminar. I don’t believe Mimosa has the only product in this space but Bill Tolson, the speaker, lectured the audience on best practices first and foremost. Maybe that was part of his low-pressure sales technique because it resulted in giving me a high opinion of the company and their concern for their potential customers.
2) Index Engines Inc.-Technology can change the law. Claiming your data is inaccessible may now be a much weaker argument against producing electronic data in a court or investigative proceeding. “Inaccessible” is not a defined or static concept. It is merely an argument that due to technology incompatibilities, costs and time, it is not worth the effort to retrieve data from tape archives and backups. Index Engines, Inc. Tape Engine product has technology that allows targeted search and extraction from many kinds of offline backup tapes. No restore required. The expense and hassle of restoring entire backup tapes and then finding legacy or compatible products to search for potentially relevant email and file content has been greatly reduced.