Here are some great articles covering the latest views about some of the new technology. Our lead article addresses storage of “old” electronic data and some approaches for a solution to this. We also include an article which speaks to the aspects of making decisions regarding cloud computing choices.
At Atkinson-Baker we pride ourselves in assisting you with technology available for use in the court reporting arena. Not only can we provide you with a realtime transcript feed in the deposition room, as well as web cam technology for remote access, but there is now technology for digital formatting of exhibits to be used in this setting. This is covered in “Seven Ways Technology is Improving Depositions.”
I hope you enjoy these viewpoints and find them useful.
Turning on the Lights in a Dark (Data) Room
By Robert Gerchen
At breakneck speed, businesses and individuals are amassing huge volumes of disparate and obsolete data—data that has long gone “dark” within an organization.
Dark data is the neglected data accumulated by an organization during regular business activities—the aging information, untouched archives, ancient web log files, old records of email correspondence. This data is intermingled with highly valuable and sometimes sensitive business information, too. It usually holds little value on its own, and for many organizations it is too costly for an organization to access, compile, analyze, and manage the data’s retention. For many organizations, it seems easiest to allow the data to amass in the shadowy corner of their IT infrastructure. However, when corporations shine a light on the dark data abyss, unused data can be very illuminating.
The duty to preserve is a tricky beast. Determining when a party “knew or should have known that litigation was imminent” is often a free fall into analyzing the facts of when a party had notice of a lawsuit.
There are times when it is very obvious that a party should have ejected and pulled the ripcord on not destroying any evidence. This is one of those times.