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Published: 20 Oct 2012

In light of the revised FRCP compliance rules, you may need to change your document-retention policies or face the consequences in court. The updated Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) make electronically stored information (ESI) as important in litigation matters as paper-based documents. The rules now explicitly designate ESI as discoverable in a federal legal proceeding. "With 40% of corporate information spending its entire life in electronic form, ESI has become very important in litigation," says Tom Russo, a member of the Corporate Counsel Technology Institute at Widener University School of Law, Wil-mington, DE, as well as a faculty member at the National Judicial College in Reno, NV. In addition, the updated rules state that data should be in the form in which it was created with its meta data. "We're now teaching lawyers all about meta data," says Fred Lederer, chancellor professor of law and director of the Center for Legal and Court Technology at William & Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, VA. With paper documents, usually only the final ... Access >>>

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      Remote-office data has always been something of a corporate orphan when it came to backup. Once upon a time, "out of sight, out of mind" might have worked, but times have changed. Regulatory compliance, legal liability issues and the cost of producing data for ediscovery make it clear remote data can no longer be ignored.

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      Virtualizing servers is becoming standard operating procedure in large and small companies. VMware and similar platforms are transforming data center management through server consolidation and business continuity improvements, but they're "breaking" a few things along the way, including data protection strategies.

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      There's been a lot of hubbub lately about the greening of IT, and it's only going to get worse. Unlike most buzz/noise fronts that come and go, this one didn't start in the marketing department.

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      Spiraling energy costs are taking an increasingly big chunk of the data center budget. Data centers are grappling with rising electrical bills and, in some locations, limitations on the amount of available power are forcing IT anagers to rethink their basic processes.

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