NDC offers simple, key steps that can propel an organization on the path to litigation
The first step is to catalog and index tape contents to get an
accurate perspective on the embedded risks. This also allows for formulating
the most effective strategy going forward. Including more timely, targeted
and cost effective response to any future litigation.
The next step is to
consolidate old backups into single instance, higher capacity backup formats
that further enhance litigation response and lower costs. Reduction
ratios of 100 to 1 can be accomplished with the right strategy and tools. The
legacy data can be loaded into compliance and litigation ready email archives
or records management solutions that add state of the art discovery response
and further lower exposure and going forward costs.
A final step may be to load
the targeted legacy data sets into on-line email archives and records management
solutions to gain the benefits of immediate response
and effective risk assessment.
These steps, executed without the time pressures
and multiple layers typically associated with reactive response, can
be accomplished at substantially reduced
costs. The cost savings then perpetuate for any future utility of the tape
contents, whether in discovery, compliance or simple operation needs such
as disaster recovery.