E-discovery is the electronic identifying, gathering, and producing electronically of stored information because of a filed law suit or investigation. This electronic information can be a varying array of formats including documents, videos, slide shows, sound files, emails, and many others. Electronically stored information, or ESI, is now standard and its amount grows exponentially every day. E-discovery has been gaining importance and relevance within litigation all around the world. The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists reported that in 2013 over 1.2 million lawyers utilize e-discovery practices. E-discovery’s relevance can also be seen in litigation because failures of defendants to abide by e-discovery processes and produce electronic documents can cause that entity millions of dollars in fines. With the growing flow of data the means to analyze this data must expand as well. Gartner reported that in 2012 total sales of e-discovery software amounted to 1.4 billion dollars with large players such as Symantec. Like all advances in technology, e-discovery presents investigation entities with advances and improvements but also with new challenges to face.
Big data is a far reaching in today’s world. Never before has this much information been digitized. Virtually everyone is in on the growing influx of data. This data is accumulated daily from social media, email, online shopping, analyzed online activities, as well as others. Although constantly increasing, in 2013, the Marketing Technology Blog estimates that there are upwards of 2.7 billion Terabytes of data. With so much information what does one do with all this data and what do we get out of it? Other questions arise. With technology evolving so rapidly, how do we store and process this information?
Data in today’s world is more demanding than ever. Storage systems in the last 5 years alone have grown to meet the burdens of today’s workforce, from processing Big Data to utilizing new technologies like cloud. Here are some of the latest and greatest storage trends that have transformed the way humans do business:
Industry shifts are redefining IT at all levels. On-premise IT consumption models are shifting to cloud-based services. IT as a service (IaaS) is supplanted by applications as a service. Separate development and operations are moving toward integrated development and operations...
As we take a turn to the halfway mark of the year, flash storage is on the tips of many IT analysts and observers’ tongues. Moreover, investors are now putting their money where their mouth is. According to CB Insights, venture capital funding for flash storage hit the $1.9 billion mark as of June 20131. These startups are primarily targeting the enterprise storage space.
Blade servers, like those in the HP BladeSystem, provide users with a significant cost savings, both upfront and over the lifetime of the servers. When compared to traditional rack-mount servers, they use less resources like power and cooling, and take up less space. Blade servers are also easier to expand at will, and require fewer management hours. The savings of time, money, and energy costs provided by blade servers give users a competitive edge, allowing them to do more with less.
HP recently released a new cloud-based big data test drive service offering. The offering allows customers to quickly and efficiently test drive Big Data solutions without committing to large investments. It gives customers the option of an on-demand Big Data service offering as an alternative to a costly permanent in-house solution, allowing them to save money and resources.
Change the way you think about infrastructure management with HP OneView. HP OneView is the industry’s first consumerized infrastructure management platform. It creates a modern and integrated collaborative workspace that allows IT professionals to communicate efficiently, accelerate execution of tasks, and capture processes, configurations, and best practices in software templates.
How much of your work over the past week was done on a PC? Chances are that you switch back and forth between a variety of gadgets during an average work week. Maybe you access your work email on your phone in the morning, work on a presentation on your tablet on the train, then pick up where you left off on your desktop when you arrive.
There are two words that can make the heart of every IT executive drop: budget cuts. This is a universal challenge that every IT Department must face, and the fact is there are ways to slice costs by convincing the higher-ups to invest in projects that yield fast return on investments (ROIs) while cutting down on operational expenses. What are these projects, you ask?
In our most recent whitepaper, “IBM Endpoint Manger for Mobile Devices: Specialized Security and Management for the Mobile Age,” ConRes discusses the growing trends for BYOD and MDM (Mobile Device Management). Download now and see some of the advantages, risks, and best practices of BYOD policies and the benefits of utilizing IBM Endpoint Manager.
ConRes Senior Architect and Engineer, Gary, answers some questions about the current state of Cloud Computing
Forward-thinking service providers and enterprises are migrating to cloud optimized data centers to deliver business critical services more efficiently and minimize operation costs.
There is a fog of uncertainty that sometimes shadows the IT world. Hardware and software failures, unexpected costs, and other unknowns can have IT executive contemplating whether or not they should bring a psychic onto the payroll, but there are better ways to improve predictability.
Thanks to social media, digital entertainment, telecommunications, and electronic financial services, among other data creators, extreme data usage has permeated all aspects of modern life – presenting a serious challenge to IT managers. This unprecedented growth creates a high demand for storage that can prove taxing for managers trying to juggle operational, efficiency, and security needs – usually with budgets that are not sufficient to comply with ever-expanding demands.