Ricoh's Intelligent eDiscovery Blog

What's your backup plan?

Mar 31, 2020 10:43:50 AM | Michael Truelove

Today is World Backup Day an annual reminder to backup all your critical data. You likely know how important it is to routinely back up all your devices; it’s a trusty way to mitigate risk, anticipate unexpected events and align your work and your organization’s continuity plan. However, as someone who’s worked with data collection for litigation for over a decade, I can tell you one thing with certainty: not all back-ups are equally useful.

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Topics: Tuesday's Tip, Michael Truelove, Unstructured File Analysis

5 Reasons Cleaning Your Data Should Be Your Top New Year’s Resolution

Dec 12, 2019 2:27:12 PM | Natasha Doucas

Bad data is typically categorized as erroneous, duplicative, personal or sensitive in nature, but there's more to it than that. Bad data can also be defined as anything that is stored in an outdated or non-functional legacy software, kept for the purposes of record keeping. Whether it’s the nature of its contents or how it’s being stored, most organizations are increasingly faced with managing the complexities of bad data. What’s worse, the practice of retaining dirty data can cost organizations billions of dollars each year if they are in violation of information and data management policies and procedures. 

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Topics: Security and Privacy, Unstructured File Analysis

Unstructured Data: The Elephant in the Room

Jan 3, 2019 1:50:22 PM | Marketing

Earlier this month, 

Your last business trip is about to look pretty tame: On Feb. 13, representatives from the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) visited the Executive Office at the White House to deliver an on-site training session to 26 employees specializing in information governance, records management and IT.

The visit—which focused on the essentials of e-discovery—marked a first for ACEDS, which has conducted many live training sessions in the past, but never at the behest of the federal government.

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Topics: Natasha Doucas, Unstructured File Analysis

Why “Store Everything” isn’t a Strategy for Information Governance

Oct 3, 2016 5:14:25 PM | Marketing

A tidal wave of information growth is adding complexity, cost and risk for most organizations. Multiple analyst firms indicate that data is growing by more than 40% annually—and will likely continue doing so for the foreseeable future. In fact, one estimate indicates that 90% of the world’s data has been generated in just the past two years. Now, many analysts are wondering about the implications of this, including Ase Dragland of Sintef. “Internet-based companies are awash with data that can be grouped and utilized,” he noted. “Is this a good thing?”1

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Topics: Events and Sponsorships, Unstructured File Analysis

Big Data is all around us

Sep 1, 2016 1:47:53 PM | Marketing

But what is it and why should legal professionals care?

With the explosive growth in volume, velocity, and diversity of data produced by mobile devices and cloud applications, the Canadian legal world has begun to grasp the benefits of using and leveraging big data with the aim of being flexible and effective in their profession.

The percentage of IT decision-makers at mid-sized to large organizations surveyed who said they expect the amount of data they store to double in the next two to three years. That same survey found that more than 75 percent are implementing Big Data-related solutions within the next 12 months.

- Global Enterprise Big Data Trends: 2013 from Microsoft

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Topics: Unstructured File Analysis

Is 85% of Stored Data either Dark or Redundant, Obsolete, or Trivial (ROT)?

May 2, 2016 10:27:20 AM | Marketing

Veritas Thinks So...

In the recent Global Databerg Report, published by Veritas Technologies, they found:

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Topics: Unstructured File Analysis

The Impact of Exponential Data Growth on Your Bottom Line

Dec 3, 2015 1:42:40 PM | Tamara Porter

Digital Data and the Need for an Information Governance Strategy

As many are likely aware, Organizational Data is growing exponentially at a rate of 40% or more year over year, and companies are playing catch up when it comes to gaining control over the growth and the implications it has on cost and risk for their business. Organizations have a great need to improve efficiency and a desire to implement process to mitigate risk that can be achieved by implementing a fully formed Information Governance strategy.

This ongoing need to manage and access data is creating cross departmental challenges:

  • How does your organization solve for your inability to identify company information assets?

  • How do you navigate your inability to decide on which records should be removed from the organization?

  • How can you gain control over data that is no longer needed and is costing the company money?

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Topics: Tamara Porter, Unstructured File Analysis