CommVault Drives E-Discovery Awareness

CommVault advances support for electronic discovery reference model

August 26, 2008

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  • eDiscovery will play a significant role in enterprise computing as organizations deal with increased litigation and financial risk caused by the proliferation of electronically stored information (ESI). Furthering its commitment to the advancement of industry standards in eDiscovery and archiving, CommVault will participate in the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), a foundational organization created to develop guidelines and standards for eDiscovery consumers and providers.

  • The EDRM provides a common, flexible and extensible framework for the development, selection, evaluation and use of eDiscovery products and services. CommVault joins more than 80 organizations in the EDRM that are focused on discovery management, with a particular emphasis on technology-based solutions.

  • With a long-standing history of advancing eDiscovery technology and many organizations already using the CommVault(R) Simpana(R) 7.0 Software suite to address the identification, collection, preservation (Legal Hold) and analysis of data, customers are assured that through CommVault's participation in the EDRM, their evolving data and information management needs will be met as the move to adopt more stringent processes for storing ESI continues. Specifically, CommVault customers can benefit from CommVault's efforts to reduce the cost, time and manual work associated with eDiscovery.

  • EDRM consists of a series of projects designed to educate eDiscovery consumers and providers, enable the integration of multiple e-discovery technologies and streamline eDiscovery processes. To help drive this awareness, CommVault is participating in the following initiatives:

    • EDRM Evergreen - As part of this initiative, CommVault assists in ensuring that the EDRM remains current, practical and relevant to the industry as eDiscovery practices evolve. CommVault works to deliver solutions that address the various stages of the EDRM model while educating end-users on making effective use of the model.

    • EDRM Metrics - This project provides an effective means of measuring the time, money and volumes associated with eDiscovery activities. As part of the Metrics model group, CommVault is helping create tracking, reporting and measurement protocols to assess e-discovery activities, and, to the extent metrics data becomes available, begin analysis of that data.

    • EDRM Search - This project provides a framework for defining and managing various aspects of Search, as applied to the eDiscovery workflow. CommVault will share best practices around culling and locating ESI. By specifying the type of search, its behavior and expected results, CommVault can address the uncertainty and incompleteness sometimes associated with search related actions.

    CommVault Systems Inc.

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