BM: You're going to see a real effort on the part of records managers to make e-discovery a less reactive process. By acknowledging the pain that they're feeling now, a lot of these organizations will be able to go ahead and make the investment in broader information management technologies. Records management is one area where you can ensure you're getting policy out there to everyone and clamp down the policy to the actual content.In an interview, Barry Murphy, a leading e-discovery expert and Forrester principal analyst, talked about the scope of the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). Murphy said the rules basically say that there must be a policy that covers every single piece of content. He added that the rules actually allow you to systematically destroy data in keeping with those policies as long as you can execute a litigation hold, which is again another set of up-and-coming technology. Another set, primarily search and archiving vendors, focus on the collection aspects of e-discovery because collection has been such a painful task for IT people.
The New Frcp: A Progress Report
The new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) have been in effect for about 10 months, so it seems a good time to take a look at how organizations are tackling yet another big information management mandat...