The November 2009 edition of Messaging News Magazine is out, with my article entitled Archiving and eDiscovery for Collaboration Systems (starting on page 14):
“Archiving and eDiscovery for email are a well-understood, even if not so well-practiced set of requirements; but compared to the current status of archiving and eDiscovery for collaboration systems, it’s the gold standard. In the email archiving space, there are many vendors and signs of market maturity. For example, the acquisitions to consolidate capability and acquire new technology. There are also examples from courts where email evidence has been critical, and given the back-and-forth conversational and interactional nature of email, archiving email messages is not hard.
Life is a bit more complex when it comes to collaboration systems though, and for our purposes, that means systems like SharePoint, Lotus Quickr, Lotus Connections, Oracle Beehive, Central Desktop, Socialtext, and many, many more. What follows is a look at current regulations, a discussion about archiving and eDiscovery for collaboration systems, and some thoughts about what this means for organizations.“