Expert Analysis
Content tagged with Unified Communications posted in May 2009
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All Archive Data is Not Alike
Commentary  |  5/29/2009  | 
Just because we call all the data users aren't changing on a daily basis archival, that doesn't mean it's all the same. The 31-day old email that's been replaced with a stub in the user's mailbox and the 15 year old X-ray HIPPA requires you to keep don't need the same SLA and may be better served by different storage systems.
Government Wrestles With Social Media Records Retention Policies
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
The National Archives is trying to navigate complex regulations that require capturing and storing all sorts of content in the age of social media, cloud computing, and seemingly endless storage.
EMC Announces 3,892,179,868,480,350,000,000
Commentary  |  5/28/2009  | 
The IDC Digital Universe study continues to chart the remarkable growth of digital information, which is expanding at very near incomprehensible rates. Much of this growth can be linked to the innovation of storage media vendors.
Enterprise Content Grows -- As Does the Need to Manage It
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Enterprise content management systems are popular because they can break down the barriers among various content types, so enterprises can manage their data with one product rather than several.
Global CIO: How Do You Match Up Against 50 Of The World's Top CIOs?
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The global economic downturn is accelerating the evolution of the CIO position, requiring CIOs to be more business-driven, customer-focused, and accountable for growth.
Donatelli Finally Joins HP, But Can't Work on Storage (Yeah, Right)
Commentary  |  5/27/2009  | 
A Massachusetts court says the former EMC executive can go to work at Hewlett-Packard, but he has to stay away from storage systems for 12 months. If you believe that will happen, I've got a nice bridge to sell you.
Another Way To Kill The Desk Phone
Commentary  |  5/27/2009  | 
How do Cisco and Avaya not surrender the IP phone as a high-margin sale?
Production Pain Points
Commentary  |  5/26/2009  | 
You don't have to use Production software to please opposing counsels. Use it to make your life easier -- and the judge happier.
The Question of Tape
Commentary  |  5/22/2009  | 
Companies used to plead hardship in an attempt to avoid searching tape for discovery motions, but that excuse is swiftly falling by the wayside.
Broadridge Acquires Access Data Corp.
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
Acquisition expands Broadridge's solutions for mutual fund industry.
UC Market Looks Wide Open
Commentary  |  5/21/2009  | 
Synergy's market share numbers indicate that, on a global basis, this is still pretty much anybody's ballgame.
A Big Number
Commentary  |  5/20/2009  | 
There is good news for storage pros -- the amount of data being created is growing faster than expected. The bad news for IT departments -- the growth of data is even faster than expected.
Zettapoint Announces Version 2.1 of DBclassify With Cross-Platform Support
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
Dramatically reduces total cost of ownership while improving asset utilization.
Cisco Completes Acquisition of Tidal Software
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
Tidal Software is the creator of intelligent application management and automation solutions.
Kazeon Upgrades E-Discovery Suite, Adds Case Management
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
In a nod to tough economic times, the vendor is offering separate modules as alternative to buying a complete package.
Interop 2009 Show Winners
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
This year's champs come from every corner of IT -- cloud computing, virtualization, network management, security, wireless -- and more. Judges also handed out a green award, and picked a favorite startup before announcing the coveted Best Of Interop winner.
Data Dimensions Buys Olim, LLC
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
Acquisition further strengthens Data Dimensions' position in the BPO marketplace and supports its strategy to diversify through targeted acquisitions.
Interop: Microsoft, HP Partner On Unified Communications
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
The companies will co-develop a unified communications suite with support for Microsoft Office Communications Server on a number of HP hardware platforms.
AT&T Plans Enterprise Cloud Storage Service
News  |  5/18/2009  | 
The telcom company intends to offer a Web-based business-class storage service using its vast network and Internet data centers and EMC's Atmos platform.
E-discovery Stakeholders and the Integrated Platform
Commentary  |  5/18/2009  | 
It is clearly in the enterprise's best interests to control costs related to e-discovery, GRC, and storage management. An integrated platform can help control costs by searching and presenting the right data to the requesting process.
Report: Digital Information Growth Outpaces Projections
News  |  5/18/2009  | 
New research forecasts dramatic rise in security- and compliance-intensive information.
Data Domain Adds Secure Data Shredding for Deduplication Storage
News  |  5/18/2009  | 
This is the industry's first inline deduplication storage solution designed to enable electronic data shredding on a per-file basis.
Abrevity to Pursue Sale of Company
News  |  5/15/2009  | 
The company has reached an inflection point and realizes the need to partner with a leading IT solutions provider to maximize the value of its software solutions.
BakBone Software Announces Acquisition of ColdSpark
News  |  5/15/2009  | 
Provides Entr??e into Rapidly Growing Enterprise Message Management Market.
Interop Preview: Cloud Computing, ROI In Spotlight
News  |  5/15/2009  | 
The show this year features more than 400 vendors, tracks on 18 different technologies, and dozens of interactive sessions and seminars.
StoredIQ Releases New Federated Master Appliance
News  |  5/14/2009  | 
New Federated Search, Classification and Management Features Designed to Expand Existing Federation Capabilities
Interop Preview: Cloud Computing Takes Center Stage
News  |  5/14/2009  | 
Expert demos at Las Vegas conference will showcase why the cloud is relevant to the enterprise, May 17-21.
E-discovery and the Archive
Commentary  |  5/14/2009  | 
E-discovery does not begin with a litigation matter. It begins with well-managed archives, document retention policies that do not depend on individual employees, and enforceable procedures.
ZacWare, GoGrid Partner on Multisite Content Management System in the Cloud
News  |  5/13/2009  | 
Managing 2 to 1,000's of websites within the GoGrid cloud is easy with ZacWare's Jentla Multisite CMS.
Interop Preview: Networking Rules The Dynamic Data Center
News  |  5/13/2009  | 
This year's Interop will showcase a number of conference sessions to get you up to speed on new strategies in networking, data center design and operations.
Whose Fault Is The IP Phone?
Commentary  |  5/13/2009  | 
An enterprise manager has to ask whether a straight TDM-for-IP phone replacement is worth the cost.
IBM Acquires Exeros
Commentary  |  5/12/2009  | 
Exeros' technology can be used to automatically uncover hidden relationships between databases, helping users quickly make sense of disparate data sources, IBM says.
More on Canada and E-discovery
Commentary  |  5/12/2009  | 
Although e-discovery is a challenging process in any country, I believe that Canada has done a better job of controlling runaway costs related to e-discovery.
Survey: Emails are Major Legal Discovery Risk
News  |  5/12/2009  | 
Industry researcher AIIM has found that a third of organizations have no policy to deal with legal discovery and 40% might need to search back???up tapes to find emails that could be relevant to litigation.
rPath Names Michael Torto Chief Executive Officer
News  |  5/12/2009  | 
With CEO Appointment, Company Poised for Accelerated Growth in Enterprise Application Delivery; Company Positioned as a Leader in Leading Analyst Firm Report
F5 Offers Tools to Rein in Storage Costs and Broaden Adoption of File Virtualization
News  |  5/11/2009  | 
Market-leading functionality in F5 ARX and Data Manager helps organizations achieve measurable storage cost savings; new "Fast Start" package speeds implementation in companies of all sizes.
Security In A World of Virtualized IT Infrastructures
Commentary  |  5/11/2009  | 
VMware and EMC's RSA are working together to help customers extend the benefits of virtualization across their most sensitive business information and applications.
Leveraging the Left: The Role of Collection in High ROI
Commentary  |  5/11/2009  | 
Leveraging an e-discovery platform to serve multiple business processes such as governance, risk, compliance and data retention can significantly raise ROI.
Sybase Launches New Version of Replication Server
News  |  5/11/2009  | 
Latest Release Delivers Enhanced Performance and Support for Multiple Data Sources for Real-time Data Movement and Synchronization
MessageSolution, FalconStor Team On Enterprise Archiving, DR, and High-Availability
News  |  5/11/2009  | 
MessageSolution and FalconStor NSS work together to provide business solutions that help companies control increasingly large volumes of digital data, to decrease storage hardware requirements, meet compliance requirements, improve backup efficiency and reliably recover 100 percent of data while minimizing system downtime.
Discovering E-Discovery
News  |  5/9/2009  | 
There is a real opportunity for storage managers to play a greater role in the business by planning ahead for e-discovery litigation requests
The Cost of E-Discovery
News  |  5/9/2009  | 
Storage vendors are rollng out a wave of products to help companies find crucial documents and defend themselves against lawsuits
E-Discovery - Proper Preparation Requires Data Retention Policies
News  |  5/9/2009  | 
Storage managers need to create a well organized data infrastructure, not only for e-discovery but also for resource management, budgetary reasons, and compliance
E-Discovery: Preservation Means Knowing When to Hold 'Em
News  |  5/8/2009  | 
There is a distinction between application- and system-specific litigation tools and newer e-discovery litigation-hold software
E-Discovery: The Changing Game of Review & Analysis
News  |  5/8/2009  | 
Given the huge growth in data volumes, companies need e-discovery tools to present search results to human reviewers as a relational and prioritized list
E-Discovery - The Endgame Is Production
News  |  5/8/2009  | 
When attorneys and IT join forces to adopt good data retention policies and e-discovery technologies, companies can deeply cut the cost of e-discovery
A Storage Checklist for 2009
News  |  5/8/2009  | 
There are a number of storage issues and trends that will require your attention in the next year
E-Discovery Trends in 2009
News  |  5/8/2009  | 
New developments in e-discovery will affect enterprise general counsel and compliance officers, law firms serving corporate clients, and IT departments
Welcome To The New Byte and Switch
News  |  5/8/2009  | 
Storage is evolving, and so is Byte and Switch. We've redesigned and enhanced our Web site to better serve your needs for storage news and information.
E-Discovery - How You Search Can Save Money & Time
News  |  5/7/2009  | 
The collection phase of e-discovery can proceed smoothly and return more useful results if you use the right tools.
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