Mimosa Systems, the leader in next-generation email, file and SharePoint archiving solutions, today announced availability of a free eBook, entitled “The Know-IT-All’s Guide to eDiscovery–Because Even the Smartest, Coolest IT Experts Will Have to Deal with it Sooner or Later.” The book, written by Bill Tolson, Mimosa Systems’ director of legal and regulatory solutions marketing, describes the eDiscovery responsibilities and processes IT Professionals should know when responding to an eDiscovery request.
The electronic discovery industry is predicted to reach $21.8 billion by the year 2011. As the volume of electronically stored information (ESI) continues to expand, the costs to preserve, collect, review and produce it in litigation are growing daily. Electronic discovery is the process of producing relevant ESI to another party in litigation. Advances in technology have created an ever-expanding universe of ESI, making eDiscovery more expensive, time-consuming and burdensome than ever before. Consider that:
• The world sends over 60 billion emails daily;
• 90 percent of all documents generated today are electronic;
• A single hard drive can store the equivalent of 40 million pages.
“With today’s growing demands for eDiscovery, IT professionals are increasingly responding to requests to find specific files that contain certain words, have been sent to or from a particular person or were sent within a specified date range,” said Bill Tolson. “As a result, IT professionals need to have a success plan for eDiscovery. This fun-to-read guide helps IT experts with all the information they need to know about eDiscovery and what their legal departments are looking for.”
The new eBook uses humor to walk IT professionals through the main points of what eDiscovery is, including need-to-know details on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) and a company’s responsibilities under the laws of discovery. It also covers tips on establishing an eDiscovery team and the responsibilities of the litigation hold. Written to be both educational and entertaining, the book also includes jokes and funny quizzes.
“When it comes to understanding the rules and processes for eDiscovery, not many know them better than Bill Tolson,” said Bill Savarino, attorney, Cohen Mohr. “His new eBook is a valuable read for any IT professional looking to learn more about the increasingly stringent FRCP and the corporate governance processes that should be embraced to respond to them.”
Mimosa Systems is offering “The Know-IT-All’s Guide to eDiscovery” free from the Mimosa Systems website.
About the Author
Bill Tolson has more than 20 years of experience in storage and archiving solutions product marketing and consulting. As director of legal solutions marketing at Mimosa Systems, Bill is responsible for the strategy and implementation of Mimosa’s legal and regulatory archiving solutions. Bill has been a featured speaker at several archiving events, including the Government Technology Conferences, AIIM, ARMA, The Computer Forensics Show and the TechTarget Email Archiving Series. Bill is author of the eBook "The Know IT All's Guide to eDiscovery" and co-author of the book “Email Archiving for Dummies”.
Mimosa Systems, Inc. (mimosasystems.com) delivers next-generation email, file and SharePoint archiving solutions for information immediacy, discovery, and continuity. Mimosa NearPoint™ is the industry’s most comprehensive unstructured information management software solution for email, files, collaboration systems and instant messages, enabling archiving, eDiscovery, storage management, and recovery in a unified solution. Mimosa is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, recognized for its competencies in networking infrastructure solutions, ISV/software solutions, and advanced infrastructure solutions. Mimosa was founded in 2003 and is based in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Australia, and India.