Days after Iron Mountain sells its way out of the eDIscovery market Symantec is buying its way in, with a $390 million purchase of Clearwell. Symantec, which sells backup, archiving, security, file and volume management software and is in a hardware-selling joint venture with Huawei, thinks the addition of eDIscovery products …
Symantec embroil themslves in something, the more likely i am to stay WELL clear of it...
What's the worst
That could happen. It marks the files so that they look liked they have been tampered with or it randomly deletes files. Hey wait that's a feature not a bug.
Honest gov we don't have the documents, we don't know what happened to them .
In house capability
One invasive external legal discovery request will pay for in house discovery capability. This is a governance and policy making purchase. The challenge is always that the admins are the ones stuck in the middle since they don't create policy or authorize budget. They know what they need to be responsive to business requirements, but management seems to flounder about thinking deletion will protect them...or settling cases up to a threshold. <-this depends on the country
Kazeon and now ClearWater. Should be an interesting time for EMC and Symantec. As a customer double check internationalization and integration with the base products in your environment. OK?