I've been talking about storage capacity utilization for my entire career, but the storage industry doesn't seem to be getting anywhere. Every year or so, a new study is performed showing that half of storage capacity in the data center is unused. And every time there is a predictable (and poorly thought through) "networked storage is a waste of time" response. The good news … [Read more...] about Storage Utilization Remains at 2001 Levels: Low!
What is the best way to use email archiving systems for e-discovery? Earlier this year, I co-wrote a whitepaper on the topic (sponsored by LiveOffice), and on Wednesday I will present a companion webinar. The gist is that email archiving can be an incredibly useful tool to manage legal risks and enable more effective discovery of message content. Electronic discovery is … [Read more...] about Six Critical Steps For Managing Email E-Discovery
I've been working on a new whitepaper for Hitachi focused on privacy laws in the United States and Europe, and what we mere storage folks can do to help comply with them. It's pretty amazing stuff - the American system is totally different from the European, no surprise. Where they have sweeping top-down rights to privacy and consistent standards, we have bottom-up point … [Read more...] about Complying with Data Privacy Laws
The other day, I mentioned that a whitepaper I wrote for Quest Software was adapted into an article for Enterprise Systems Journal. If you'd like to check out the original whitepaper, it is available online at Quest's web site (registration required). I'm also putting together a list of all the articles and whitepapers I've written. Kind of the ultimate toot toot list! … [Read more...] about Toot toot: Ten Tips For Smarter Email Archiving Whitepaper