The Windows Manager's Guide to e-Discovery: What Is e-Discovery and Why Should IT Shops Care?
FOR IT EXECUTIVES, the shift away from paper recordkeeping to the widespread use of electronic sources has been the biggest historical change in the enterprise during the past two decades. Corporate intellectual property and other crucial information about businesses reside in email and electronic databases. But only in the past several years have the courts begun to update their guidelines to recognize email, or any piece of electronically stored information, as a legal document. IT managers are now expected to create and support a matrix of information in such a way that makes sense to the legal department, which has its own view of data and its purpose.