FRCP AMENDMENTS WILL HAVE MAJOR IMPACT ON HANDLING OF ELECTRONIC DATA
TORRANCE, Calif., February 13, 2007 – A recent Osterman Research white paper entitled “The Impact of the New FRCP Amendments on Your Business” and co-sponsored by LiveOffice Managed Messaging Services finds that the newly adopted amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) will have a major impact on the way organizations manage electronic data, such as emails and instant messages. The amendments, which went into effect on December 1, 2006, require organizations that operate within the United States to manage their electronic data so that it can be produced in a timely and complete manner if necessary, such as during legal discovery proceedings.
“If an organization can have a civil lawsuit filed against it, then the FRCP should figure prominently in that organization’s data management strategy,” said Michael Osterman, founder and principal of Osterman Research. “Data retention is now a legal obligation that can carry with it serious consequences if managed poorly. We believe that the most logical method for storing emails and instant messages is an archiving system, such as the one offered by LiveOffice, which can satisfy all discovery requirements.”
The study found that traditional tape backup methods for storing electronic information may prove insufficient for a number of reasons, including:
· Lack of indexing capabilities, which means that recovering information to satisfy a discovery order could prove time-consuming, burdensome to IT personnel and expensive
· Corrupted backup tapes that are unreadable, making it impossible to recover previously stored data
· Inability of backups to capture information created or deleted between scheduled backups
As an alternative to traditional tape backups, LiveOffice Managed Messaging Services is a fully automated archiving system that provides companies with a long-term and effective solution for capturing emails and instant messages. LiveOffice satisfies FRCP discovery requirements by enabling organizations of all sizes to:
· Store and index emails, email attachments and instant messages in a single, highly searchable repository
· Set pre-determined policies so that the archive is populated with pertinent messages that are automatically organized and categorized
· Easily search and produce data in the event of a discovery request
· Manage and optimize server storage space
· Access messages using LiveOffice’s business continuity and disaster recovery features regardless of the status of the in-house mail server
For your complimentary copy of “The Impact of the New FRCP Amendments on Your Business: An Osterman Research White Paper,” please visit www.liveoffice.com.
LiveOffice Managed Messaging Services is a leading provider of message archiving, anti-spam/anti-virus, and compliance solutions for businesses. The service ensures the integrity of emails and instant messages, simplifies the discovery process and helps companies protect themselves against the risk and expense of lost or misplaced electronic messages. In addition, LiveOffice’s advanced message controls help organizations comply with statutory, regulatory, legal and industry-specific mandates.
LiveOffice is the only company to offer a total solution for the secure handling of email and instant messages with a full range of management options, including encryption, traffic management and business continuity protection. In addition, the company’s managed service model means that clients do not have to purchase any hardware or software to deploy the system, resulting in significant cost savings and fast system implementation. System administration and reporting is managed through an easy-to-use, password protected web-based interface.
7 years of industry experience, a premier roster of over 1,000 clients including several Fortune 500 companies, 5 million messages processed and protected per day and a customer retention rate of over 95% make LiveOffice Managed Messaging Services the most trusted message management system available today. For more information, contact LiveOffice at 1.800.251.3863 or visit www.liveoffice.com.
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