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Data management becomes complex amid increasingly mobile economy

Posted by Aoife McMonagle on Feb 13, 2014 10:07:06 AM

When looking at the large breadth of research and projections related to enterprise mobility strategies, it is impossible to deny that the global economy is becoming more on-the-go with the passing of each day. Although mobility security concerns are coming to a head, many companies have not even started to consider the other data management implications that come with BYOD. 

Insurance Networking News recently reported that many organizations are leaving electronic discovery analysis responsibilities to their IT security professionals, but that these individuals are not comfortable with the task. Electronic discovery, also known as eDiscovery, can be best characterized by the use of data mining tools to find pertinent electronically stored information (ESI) in a litigation proceeding.

Just as a firm would never want to leave legal discovery management responsibilities to a security guard before the age of ESI, organizational leaders should not leave the task to IT security specialists in the modern era. According to the news provider, a survey from the Ponemon Institute of 1,083 IT security professionals found that roughly 66 percent of these individuals have some involvement in eDiscovery related matters. 

However, the source stated that half of the respondents did not appear comfortable with the task of finding trade secrets or other sensitive information on mobile devices in the eDiscovery process. This divide is expected to drive demand for mobility security solutions that incorporate eDiscovery matters, Insurance Networking News noted. 

Decision-makers should be advised that requests for ESI will continue to become more common in the modern market, and a failure to prepare for these events could be financially devastating. The ABA Journal stated that legal departments - both autonomous and in enterprises - can reduce costs by bringing evidence analysis and collection in-house. This would be contingent upon the proper training of internal employees in how to use the tools legally and optimally. 

Topics: Data Management