Migrated from eDJGroupInc.com. Author: Greg Buckles. Published: 2011-08-18 14:00:45  Legal hold initiatives have dominated my corporate consulting engagements for the last year, especially implementing holds across enterprise archives such as Symantec’s Enterprise Vault, EMC’s SourceOne (EmailXtender) or Commvault’s Simpana (although rumors indicate that Commvault is discontinuing their discovery templates).  It makes sense that corporate legal departments tend to start by tackling the greatest risk that they are responsible for, preservation of all potentially relevant ESI – especially email. Acquiring an enterprise archive allowed them to capture (journal) all communications, thus providing immediate ongoing preservation. Now that the immediate risk has been mitigated, corporate IT has begun to scream about the rapidly growing corporate digital landfill. I have corporate clients who are accumulating 5-7 TB of email per year at an escalating pace. That explains my backlog of clients wanting to protect potential evidence within their archives so that they can expire (delete) all non-records according to their retention schedule. Sounds easy, but having done a lot of these has taught me that there are frequently land mines buried just under your communication trash. This inspired me to write a report detailing the common issues, solutions and best practices around implementing legal holds on enterprise archives.

Download the Abstract of Legal Holds for Enterprise Archives

Although we do not give away our independent research for free, we are planning an upcoming webinar on this topic and one of our sponsors will be giving free copies of the report to corporate attendees. I will make sure and post the date as soon as we have it nailed down.Sample from the report:

I have one excellent corporate panelist so far, but send me a note at Greg@eDisoveryJournal.com if you have recently enabled expiry on your archive and want to share your experiences with the community.

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