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Taking information governance to the top

Taking information governance to the boardroom.jpgDue to a number of high profile incidents such as the Snowden revelations, Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and security breaches at SONY, NSA, Target, and numerous others, information governance is now a topic escalated to the boardroom. Too many corporations have either felt the results of being exposed, or are scared to death that it might happen to them. Gone are the days where data was managed reactively and in silos...


Continue reading to see why information governance has become such a hot topic in boardrooms around the world. 

Top trends in information governance and archiving

Many legacy archiving systems can't handle the volume of today's information.jpgThere are forces of change impacting almost every organization today. Some are related to the current political climate, the economy, and other global events that we have less control over. Others, such as Big Data, the cloud, and the demand for anytime anywhere information access, are having just as significant if not a greater effect on businesses around the world. These forces, however, are sometimes dismissed as also being uncontrollable or overwhelming. By better understanding these information forces, it’s possible for companies to not only control them, but actually take advantage of them with the right information governance and archiving strategy...


Continue reading to learn more about how top trends are impacting information governance and archiving. 

Global Information Governance Day: Helpful hints on how to celebrate

Global Information Governance Day 2015.jpgWhen I was asked this week what HP Software was planning for Global Information Governance Day (GIGD), I was taken aback. I mean, we just celebrated Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and Mardi Gras. Why does Information Governance need its own day?


Keep reading to see why information governance deserves its own day and how you can celebrate. 

Trends in eDiscovery – What’s old is new again

HP Info Gov Booth at LegalTech 2015.jpgLast week I attended LegalTech New York for the eleventh time. The first time I attended LegalTech in 2004, the New England Patriots had just won another Super Bowl, and I was working in the litigation support department of a large Boston law firm. There were far fewer eDiscovery vendors exhibiting back then, but eDiscovery was still a main theme of the LegalTech show as it is today. However, the focus of many law firms at the time was in finding eDiscovery companies to which they could outsource much of their work while they were working on staffing and beefing up their own in-house eDiscovery team...


Continue reading to see how eDiscovery has changed over the years.

Step into the age of the new attorney

Legal IT for the Modern Attorney.jpgWelcome to 2015, alternatively classified as the year of Big Data, the year of the Internet of Things (IoT), the year of the app, the year of the cloud, the year of the drone, or the year of predictive analytics… depending upon which media outlet you happen to follow. While it's hard to say which of these predictions will prove most accurate collectively they demonstrate how quickly our world is changing around us.


Keep reading to see how the world of legal IT and information governance is changing for today's attorney. 

There's an App for that: How the Digital Trinity is shaking up eDiscovery

eDiscovery in the Cloud.jpgFor the legal profession, February means it's that time of year again: LegalTech 2015 is about to begin and along with it will come new insights, old friends, and no small amount of hyperbole about this earth-shattering new technology or that ground-breaking case. The eDiscovery industry continues to grow, continues to mature, and continues to respond to external changes at a pace far greater than the legal profession is accustomed. Indeed, compared to the normal pace of life as a litigator, judge or regulator eDiscovery moves like a heavily-caffeinated road runner!


Keep reading to see how mobility, cloud, and analytics is shaking up the world of eDiscovery.

Prepare for eDiscovery through better Information Governance

HP at LegalTech New York 2015.pngIt’s that time of year again! Many people are getting ready for the big event. No, I don’t mean the Super Bowl, although I’m sure the Seahawks and Patriots are in full prep mode (Go Pats!). The big event I’m talking about is LegalTech New York 2015


Over 100 exhibitors and thousands of attendees are preparing to converge on New York for what should be an exciting show focusing on technology for the legal industry. (Hopefully they’ll get all the snow cleaned up by then!) Exhibitors have been busy preparing their booths, messaging, and demos while attendees have been reviewing the show guide to decide which educational sessions to attend and which vendors to meet with in the exhibit hall... 


Keep reading to see what the HP Information Governance team has planned for #LTNY15. 

Twice as nice: See how HP Structured Data Manager customers increased data access & lowered costs

MKK Case Study.JPGThe New Year has arrived, and of course everyone is talking about their resolutions. But I want to start 2015 talking about one of my goals from 2014. That goal was to showcase more customer stories about why they chose HP Structured Data Manager (HP SDM). I was elated to blog about the HP IT Case Study in September, but I knew we had many more use cases to share. Today I am so excited to announce not one, but TWO customer case studies that emphasize increasing data access and lowering costs!


Keep reading to find out more about HP SDM's two new case studies.

Continuous innovation and integration key to evolving ECM

Nucleus Research Report - ECM Value Matrix 2H2014.JPGAll organizations need to continuously innovate in order to evolve and stay relevant. This can be especially true in the enterprise content management (ECM) market. As the amount and types of content grow, technology must grow and change with it. Recognizing this rapidly evolving ECM market, Nucleus Research, Inc. recently published its ECM Technology Value Matrix for the Second Half of 2014. HP was positioned as a clear market leader based on usability, functionality, and innovation.


Read more to see why HP was positioned as a market leader in Nucleus Research, Inc.'s latest report. 

What’s best: Cloud or on-premises archiving?

Cloud Archiving versus On-Premises Archiving.jpgI often get asked what’s best, a cloud-based or on-premises archiving solution? Both types of archiving provide unique benefits to support corporate and regulatory compliance, legal preparedness, performance optimization, and policy management. 


Continue reading to grab a copy of Gartner's Market Trends report and see the benefits offered by each solution.

Not your father’s Information Governance

Information Governance.jpgTraditionally Information Governance (IG) initiatives have been centered on compliance and records management to help organizations minimize risk. In this new information landscape, however, there is much more than just risk hidden in that seemingly insurmountable mountain of data. There is considerable value in all of this information. Balancing risk AND value in an IG strategy can be quite challenging...


Continue reading to download a complimentary copy of the IGI's latest white paper. 

If you’re going to be an eDiscovery “player,” don’t be a “mature” one

Radicati eDiscovery Market Quadrant.jpgIt’s a rare instance when you are proud not to be considered “mature” by a very credible person. The Radicati Group, a technology market research firm, recently published their 2014 Market Quadrant for eDiscovery which “provides a comparative view of key players in the eDiscovery market.” You would expect HP, who is celebrating 20 years in the eDiscovery business – just about as old as the eDiscovery business itself – to be considered a “mature player,” but we were not. Should we be upset? Not in this case, because we were identified as a “Top Player.”


Read on to see why HP eDiscovery was ranked as a Top Player in the market. 

The secret to Information Governance success: Focus

HP Discover Big Data.JPGI was fortunate enough to attend last week’s HP Discover event in Barcelona. This event, held once a year outside North America for thousands of HP’s top customers, is a place to discuss the most pressing issues facing IT professionals at all levels in the organization. HP held dozens of executive customer meetings onsite, and also had a number of well-attended speaking sessions, with Information Governance (IG) as a central theme.


Read on to see which key themes emerged from HP Discover Barcelona. 

Information Governance: Announcing HP’s Intelligent Retention & Content Management solution

HP Intelligent Retention and Content Management.pngAt HP Discover Barcelona today, its new integrated software and hardware solution for Intelligent Retention and Content Management. Combining the strength of HP ControlPoint, HP Records Manager and HP StoreAll storage, we’re able to help organizations across the globe intelligently manage data throughout its lifecycle to drive increased value and business performance while reducing risk and cost.


Read more for a closer look at HP Intelligent Retention and Content Management.

It’s time to think beyond Symantec and switch to HP Information Archiving

Make the switch to HP.JPGMany of the organizations we talk to today continue to fight an uphill battle against the drastic growth of increasingly diverse data types beyond email and files, end user demand for anytime/anywhere access, and escalating corporate and regulatory policies.


Read more to learn why you should make the switch to HP Information Archiving.

Information Governance: HP leads the way in Enterprise Information Archiving

2014 Gartner MQ for Enterprise Information Archiving.jpgI recall two years ago, having just taken over responsibility for the portfolio that included information archiving, when I received the Gartner MQ and saw that HP (then HP Autonomy) had been dropped from the leader’s quadrant. It was an outcome that no one at HP wanted to see, but everyone committed to change. A year later, with tremendous work and commitment by the entire organization, we returned to the leader’s quadrant, but we were not satisfied. One additional year has now established our leadership position once again, and yet we still see tremendous opportunity to grow.


Read more to see where HP stands in the latest Gartner MQ for Enterprise Information Archiving.

Information Governance: Get 360° compliance and control with HP at ARMA 2014 (Part 3: The wrap up!)

ARMA2014-HPBooth.jpgWell ARMA 2014 has come and gone for another year, and for my first time at ARMA I found it very interesting and busy. Information Governance was a theme broadly promoted by vendors at their booths and across most sessions.


Read more for highlights and insights on legacy data clean-up, records management, and big data.

Information Governance: Ready for kick off at the ACC Annual Meeting

HPatACCAnnualMeeting2014.jpgThe Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting is kicking off in New Orleans today. This year’s Annual Meeting will be the world’s largest gathering of in-house counsel where attendees can enhance their corporate legal education by learning from leaders in the profession, fulfilling CLE/CPD requirements and meeting with thousands of their peers and legal service providers.


Read more to see what our information governance team has planned for the event.

Information Governance: Get 360° compliance and control with HP at ARMA 2014 (Part 2)

20140911_HP_Arma_Join_HP_525x525.jpgIn my last blog I touched on the theme we have adopted for ARMA 2014. In this blog I’ll be telling you about the activities the HP Information Governance team will be involved in and encouraging you to participate where possible.


Read more to get the details on what our team has planned for ARMA 2014.

Information Governance: Get 360° compliance and control with HP at ARMA 2014 (Part 1)

sandiego.jpgI’m sure many of you are familiar with ARMA International and their annual conference. Having worked behind the scenes in the past, this year I am very excited about traveling to San Diego and experiencing this wonderful event first hand. I am really looking forward to the opportunity to meet with many of our customers, partners and potential customers to learn more about their information governance challenges and how we can help address them.


Read more to see what the information governance team has planned for ARMA 2014.

Information Governance: HP Structured Data Manager 7.2 & Big Data at Oracle OpenWorld 2014

HPatOracleOpenWorld.jpgFall is officially here and so is Oracle OpenWorld 2014. Every year I look forward to HP’s participation in this event due to the increasing interest in structured data archiving and application retirement. This year is even more exciting as Structured Data Manager 7.2 offers greater flexibility to organizations that want to better govern structured information.


Read more to see how SDM 7.2 delivers on the Big Data Promise & get details about our OOW 2014 speaking sessions.

Information Governance: Transforming records management for information governance

TransformingRMtoIG.jpgSince this in my first blog, I thought I should probably tell you a little bit about myself before going much further. Currently I am the global product marketing manager for HP Records Manager and HP ControlPoint based out of Sydney, Australia and have enjoyed almost 15 years in the information management space. Over this time I have seen huge changes to this industry and the technology available for both creating and managing documents and records...


Read more to see find out why it's time to transform records management for information governance.

Information Governance: What Would You Do?

WhatWouldYouDo_Questions.jpgI don’t know if you have ever watched the show “What Would You Do?” on ABC. I love it – my husband does not. Basically it brings up the main question: when faced with a dilemma, what would you do?


This is the story of what happened when HP was faced with the dilemma of addressing data lifecycle management and had some tough questions to answer.


Read more to see how HP IT addressed their issues with HP Structured Data Manager.

Information Governance: Enter the Era of “Pre-Discovery”

iStock_000011253446Small.jpgWhy proactively preparing for discovery using information governance strategies is here to stay and why that’s a good thing.


Tell a room full of lawyers that proactively governing information leads to downstream eDiscovery time and cost savings for them, and you will likely get a lot of blank stares (and probably hear crickets chirping). I mean, Information governance is an “IT thing”, isn’t it? ....

Information Governance: Key Takeaways from Information Governance Initiative’s 2014 Annual Report

iStock_000020856359Small.jpgThe Information Governance Initiative (IGI) released its 2014 Annual Report last week, which was billed as the industry’s first ever comprehensive analysis of the Information Governance (IG) industry.


Take a closer look at what the future holds for Information Governance, as David Brown shares findings from the latest IGI annual report.



Information Governance: Upgrading to HP Records Manager 8.1 Webinar – August 14th

webcastrecordmgr.JPGAre you interested in upgrading to HP Records Manager 8.1? Join us on Thursday, August 14th at 9 a.m. , PST for a free informative webinar. If you’re a current customer of Autonomy Records Manager or Meridio, this is a session you won’t want to miss. You'll learn ...


 Keep reading to learn how you can register for this informative session.

Information Governance: Can you Imagine Information Management and Governance in the Cloud?

banner_ILTA2014_440x220.jpgIt’s that time again! Approximately 1,600 legal technology professionals will be meeting at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee for the International Legal Technology Association’s (ILTA) 37th Annual Educational Conference, starting August 17th.


Learn more about  our ECM and Cloud solutions that we'll be showing at ILTA on the blog.

Information Governance: The Essentials of Cloud-based Archiving - Streamlined Data Access

iStock_000017160455_NEW.jpgNavigating the path to determine the provider that is best suited to archive your data in the cloud is proving to be more complex, especially where security, cost, scalability, data access, and other factors play a crucial role in properly supporting your organization...


Want to go beyond the 'archive it and forget it' mentality? Read more on our blog to understand why the need for data access in cloud archiving is growing.


Information Governance: The Latest ‘Do-it-Yourself’ (DIY) Trend: Per-Matter, OnDemand Environments

iStock_000016524157Small.jpgThis is the second post in an Information Governance blog series where we will “Ask the Experts” about emerging eDiscovery trends and topics...


Keep reading for an insightful Q&A session about HP OnDemand, the application's latest deployment offering with  HP eDiscovery expert, Jeff Friedman.

Information Governance: HP DSmail 9.0 Now Available

HPDigitalSafe_DSMAIL.JPGTo help address these challenges we are excited to release HP DSmail 9.0.  DSmail is an integrated module within our cloud-based archiving  solution, HP Digital Safe, which allows end users to access their email and other content within the archive...


Learn how mobile users will benefit from the latest enhancements. Plus, download our latest datasheet on HP DSmail 9.0.




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  • With over 15 years’ experience in product marketing and sales with enterprise software companies, Becky brings considerable expertise to HP’s Information Archiving product marketing team. In her role, she is responsible for cultivating go-to-market strategy, messaging, and content. Becky enjoys working with clients, partners, and prospects to gain a better understanding of the information archiving needs, priorities, and issues affecting enterprises
  • Beth Demirjian leads HP Autonomy's digital strategy including search, social, mobile and email and has 15 years experience in enterprise software. She resides in San Diego, CA.
  • Chris Surdak is a Subject Matter Expert on Information Governance, analytics and eDiscovery for HP Autonomy. He has over 20 years of consulting and technology experience, and holds a Juris Doctor from Taft University, an MS from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a CISSP Master's Certificate from Villanova and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State. Chris is author of the Big Data strategy book, "Data Crush," which was recently nominated as International Book of the Year for 2014, by GetAbstract. Chris is also contributing editor and columnist for European Business Review magazine.
  • Claire Dominy is a Digital Marketing Manager at HP Autonomy and is currently based in Houston, TX.
  • Da Hye Huh serves as the Director of Product Marketing for Autonomy IDOL.
  • Dan Burke serves as a vice president of HP Software. He is in SME within Power and Emerging technologies, focused on HP Autonomy Explore and IDOL based solutions, such as multi-channel analytics and knowledge management.
  • David Brown is a Product Marketing Manager at HP Autonomy, where he leads product marketing for several of HP’s Information Governance solutions.
  • David Humphrey, CTO of Video Surveillance for HP Autonomy oversees operations for Video, pioneering intelligent video-analytic technologies for international installations. Mr Humphrey has over twenty years experience in advanced video-analytics, with seventeeen years on security applications, as a leading provider of security and surveillance solutions to defense agencies, governments and major corporations around the globe.
  • David Roy has over 27 years of experience in Software Engineering, with expertise in the areas of Digital Asset Management, Image Science and Image Processing. David led the HP MediaBin Development Team for over 15 years and now works in the HP Autonomy Professional Services group.
  • Dominic Brown is Vice President, Meaning Based Governance at Autonomy, Inc. At Autonomy, Brown employs his 15 years of legal and IT experience, along with Autonomy’s unique technology, to help organizations address challenges with eDiscovery, compliance, and records management.
  • Fernando Lucini has been with Autonomy since 2000 and serves as Chief Technology Officer. As Chief Technology Officer, based at Autonomy’s headquarters in Cambridge, UK, Mr Lucini is responsible for defining the overall technology vision and strategy for HP Autonomy including the long term product roadmap and evangelising to customers and to the rest of HP, overseeing and sponsoring some of the world’s largest and most complex information systems across a range of industries.
  • Gagan Bhatia serves as WW product marketing manager for Enterprise Data Protection software within HP Autonomy business unit. He has over 15 years of experience in developing and marketing enterprise software including archiving, data protection, and information management solutions. He is based in San Francisco Bay Area.
  • George Tziahanas leads product management and strategy for HP Autonomy’s Legal and Compliance Portfolio, including its Compliant Archiving, eDiscovery, Legal Hold, and Supervision/Surveillance solutions. George also works closely with HP Autonomy financial services clients, overseeing deployment and ongoing management of solutions designed to meet regulatory requirements.
  • This account is for guest bloggers. The blog post will identify the blogger.
  • Henry Eakland joined HP Autonomy in April 2012 and currently works as Director Product Marketing for HP WFO Software, which provides workforce optimization solutions for enterprise contact centers. He works out of our San Francisco, CA, office.
  • Jeff Westover is VP & GM of HP WFO Software for contact centers. He blogs about HP Qfiniti & HP Explore.
  • Jeff Veis is Vice President of Solution Marketing for HP Autonomy responsible globally for product, partner and field marketing initiatives. Jeff has been in the enterprise software industry for more than 20 years and has experience in marketing, strategy, sales, and partnerships. During his time at HP Autonomy, Jeff has founded the Liberty Alliance Project, a first-in-class standards organization with a global membership that provides a holistic approach to identity.
  • Joe Garber is Vice President of Information Governance at HP Autonomy. In this role, he leads product messaging and go-to-market efforts for the organization’s eDiscovery, information archiving, and ECM market offerings. Garber has more than 10 years of experience in information governance and eDiscovery.
  • Joe has over 13 years of experience in technology marketing and is currently focused on the analytics solution portfolio. Prior to this role, he was responsible for product marketing of the enterprise application data management solution.
  • Delivering subject matter expertise in the area of financial services compliance and product marketing for HP’s eDiscovery and Supervision/Surveillance products. John has been a legal and compliance professional in the financial services industry for over 12 years. Prior to joining HP Autonomy, John was a compliance officer, auditor, and consultant for major banks, broker-dealers, investment banks, hedge funds, and asset management firms.
  • Luis Romero is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at HP Autonomy, where he leads product marketing for HP’s Information Archiving solutions. Luis has over 12 years of experience in enterprise software and information archiving.
  • Martin Cuéllar, Director of Product Marketing for HP Software, is a Subject Matter Expert within HP Autonomy Emerging Technologies. Martin’s career includes work with public sector, private sector, government, and non-profits implementing new analytics, CRM, ECM, and search solutions. He works with existing and new HP customers using Autonomy Explore Cloud for multi-channel analytics and social engagement.
  • Michelle is the Global Product Marketing Manager for HP Records Manager and HP ControlPoint within the Information Governance portfolio. Responsible for solution messaging, positioning and GTM strategy, Michelle works closely with the product, sales, marketing and channel organisations within HP to develop these. Michelle has 13+ years experience in the Information Management space having worked closely with customers, industry and business partners over this time.
  • Po Hong, PhD, is a senior solutions architect in HP Big Data Platform Corporate Presales specialized in HP Vertica performance tuning and workload management.
  • Randy manages worldwide public relations, analyst relations, social media, and employee communications for HP Autonomy.
  • Robert Brennan is a senior client director at HP Autonomy with seven years’ experience in marketing optimization. He specializes in A/B and multivariate (MVT) testing with HP Optimost, working directly with key clients on strategy, execution, and analysis. Robert also serves as a valued thought leader for HP by educating new employees, streamlining departmental processes, and developing highly effective client deliverables.
  • Scott speaks, blogs, writes articles and specializes in driving competitively differentiated integrations for storage and virtualization. VMware Certified Professional, recognized as a vExpert, VMWorld speaker, VMUG keynote speaker, and a contributing author of the book Virtualization Changes Everything.
  • Shabih Syed is a seasoned technologist possessing 9+ years in technology leading SaaS, mobile and consumer web development teams. He is currently serving as a Product Manager within the HP Autonomy Marketing Optimization organization and is the Agile Product Owner for the ongoing development of TeamSite.
  • Responsible for Cloud Server Data Protection products, including LiveVault and Data Protector. Based in Boston, MA. Twitter: @sraldous
  • Stephen Spellicy is known as a virtualization and data protection subject matter expert with 17+ years of experience in the technology industry. As the Director of Product Management for Data Protection within HP Software's Division, he manages a portfolio of software products that over 60k customers leverage worldwide. His expertise within the backup/recovery, storage, virtualization, and cloud technology areas have also gained him recognition with HP internally and externally, with many contributed articles published technology focused magazines & periodicals.
  • As chief technical architect for HP Autonomy’s Contact Center Management solution, I drive the overall strategic direction and product management for the HP Qfiniti product suite. In this capacity, I collaborates closely with research and development, sales, and the senior management team to plan and implement the product roadmap as well as HP Qfiniti’s integration into the overall portfolio of related customer experience management products. I am considered by my peers to be a pioneer in the quality monitoring market with more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, and my unique expertise comes from having installed and supported many Call Center products such as ACD, CTI, VRU and AutoDialers. I began my career in 1983 as a service engineer for New York-based Datapoint Corporation, which was eventually spun off as Teknekron Infoswitch. In 1993, I launched an internal entrepreneurial group to create the first quality monitoring product – an industry changing and evolutionary technology. I then became the general manager of the quality monitoring group which developed the AutoQuality product line, Teknekron’s core product offering. With the acquisition of Teknekron Infoswitch by HP Autonomy in 2006, and its further development as the Autonomy etalk product, I have continued to pursue my entrepreneurial drive through the management and development of internal business units.
  • Sunil Menon is CTO and heads up Product Management for Marketing Optimization at HP Autonomy. Sunil has over 17 years of technical and business experience in the areas of Digital Marketing, Content Management, Marketing Automation and Marketing Optimization. In his current role, Sunil leads Product Management and Strategy for HP Autonomy's Marketing Optimization portfolio covering web experience management, digital marketing, optimization, marketing analytics and contact center solutions.
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