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  • IM, blogs next target for litigation

    In litigation, email is still the No. 1 target of subpoenas for electronic records. But IMs and blogs are easily targeted, too, and need attention. 

  • E-discovery rules double-edged sword for CIOs

    The new federal e-discovery rules show a growing appreciation for the vastness and value of electronically stored data. But don't expect them to make your job easier. 

  • Regulation redundancy: Money down the drain

    A majority of organizations are still taking a costly manual approach to compliance and possibly putting themselves at risk. 

  • CIOs, experts bristle at prospect of EPA mandates

    The EPA has the green light to study energy consumption in data centers. Vendors say studies are good, but they're wary of possible government mandates. CIOs agree. The market will get them to energy efficiency faster than federal mandates. 

  • Compliance software: Build a technology toolbox

    There's really no one technology answer for regulatory compliance. Companies need a variety of tools to effectively meet the requirements of regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley. 

  • Midsized firms look to backup service providers for help

    Data growth and ever-tightening compliance rules are among the factors driving some organizations to turn to service providers for help with backups. 

  • Compliance and BI: Same mission, different approaches

    Both BI and compliance initiatives are used to help manage a company's assets. But they offer completely different approaches to the same goal. In this month's column, BI expert Wayne Eckerson discusses the differences and similarities between BI and... 

  • House passes data center efficiency bill

    The hot issue of power consumption in the data center has now reached the federal government, as the House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday, nearly unanimously, that would have the EPA study the issue. 

  • CIOs wary over data security bill

    Experts say any attempt by Congress to pass a data security bill would be a disaster. But a standard for the disclosure of data breaches is sorely needed. 

  • Texas school district hooks up affordable compliance archive

    A Texas school district connected its email system to archiving software and DVD jukeboxes, avoiding a cost and management hassle.