Exploding growth of corporate data, whether stored on servers, in the cloud or on employee devices, presents new challenges and opportunities for your organization.

As data volumes increase, information governance challenges include safely and defensibly:

  • Updating litigation hold, preservation and e-discovery tools and processes for greater efficiency
  • Ensuring proprietary data remains secure when employees leave, companies divest, or other similar circumstances
  • Developing and implementing information governance policies that do not disrupt the business
  • Storing sensitive data, including client information and proprietary intellectual property
  • Disposing of old or redundant data to reduce storage costs and reduce risk
  • Migrating data to cloud applications and remediating information within legacy applications
  • Mining corporate data to find and act upon key information quickly

Scan and Quarantine Sensitive Data, including Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Trade Secrets

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Ensure your sensitive data is not falling into the wrong hands. FTI Technology can create new security safeguards for sensitive data that automatically alert information governance professionals of sensitive data not being secured before a breach, identify and remediate data, or scan for data on “BYOD” devices before employees leave the organization.

File Share Cleanup

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All too often, organizations use file shares as the dumping ground for massive amounts of redundant, obsolete and trivial information. FTI Technology can align retention policies and legal holds to defensibly dispose of unnecessary data and reduce both cost and risk.

Litigation Hold and Preservation Optimization/ E-Discovery Readiness/ Meet & Confer Support

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Many companies already have solid skills and existing technology for e-discovery, but are interested in improving performance against benchmarks, and in gaining efficiencies via adjustments to their existing processes, procedures and technology. FTI Technology can streamline your process, technology and workflow across matter management, litigation hold, identification, preservation, collection, analysis and review.

Divestiture Data Segregation

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Whether for a divestiture, spinoff, large asset or line of business sale or liquidation, organizations may need to segregate previously shared data. This can be a complex process given today’s global, mobile and collaborative work environments. FTI Technology can appropriately segregate organizational information, document the process, and limit the risk of future third-party subpoenas charging that data is in the “possession, custody or control” of the wrong party.

Decommission and Dispose of Business Applications in a Defensible Manner

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Business applications can contain extremely sensitive information, from trade secrets to Social Security numbers to credit card information. FTI Technology can migrate your data to new business applications and make sure your old application, and the data within it, are defensibly disposed.

Modernize Messaging Policies

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Messaging is perhaps the most relied upon system in an organization, and many are close to the breaking point due to rapid data growth and outdated processes. Many organizations need to re-evaluate which mailboxes, archives and user email files (like PSTs) to journal, archive, or remediate. FTI Technology can develop and implement these policies, including auto-deletion and storage quotas, in the context of evolving technology and legal requirements. Setting and enforcing the right policies can increase end user satisfaction and productivity, while reducing risk.

Backup Remediation

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With FTI Technology, you can create a plan to systematically evaluate and reduce your preserved backup tapes, update your disaster recovery policy and include provisions to safely eliminate backups after a set period of time. This will trim storage costs and reduce the likelihood that these backups will be relevant to future legal matters, further driving up the cost of e-discovery.

Workstation & Forensic Image Remediation

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If you frequently respond to preservation obligations, your forensic images can quickly accumulate. This stockpile of images can become a costly pool of ESI subject to discovery itself. FTI Technology can reduce your cost and expense by updating your master list of legal holds, scanning old forensic images for only the data that must be held, remediating any unneeded data and bringing this pool into better alignment with organizational goals. In addition, FTI Technology can work with you to refresh and enforce policies for managing workstations when employees leave or join the company.

Social Media and Messaging Archive Migration and Remediation

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Our team can work with you to better optimize or replace your existing archive, migrate legacy data to new platforms and safely remediate the old applications and the data contained within. In addition, FTI Technology ensures that data from social media and messaging platforms are aligned with legal hold or regulated retention policies.

Migration to Cloud Applications, including Office 365

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Negotiating contracts with cloud providers that empower your organization to meet its Information Governance demands is often a complex process. For many organizations, porting over data from on-premises legacy systems to new cloud applications is a challenge as well. FTI Technology can migrate your data to the cloud, keeping important data security and retention policies in place, and without disrupting the business.

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Find Key Data

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As data volumes increase, corporations are challenged in finding important data, both structured and unstructured. With FTI Technology, you can find your valuable data through a combination of our award-winning analytics technology and experienced investigative team.

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and SharePoint Migration and Decommissioning

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FTI Technology can move your data to new ECM or SharePoint systems without disrupting the business, and make sure the old applications are appropriately decommissioned in a way that minimizes risk. This includes appropriately archiving and disposing of dormant repositories.

Voice and Audio Readiness

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New regulations require corporations to archive and have easy access to voice and audio recordings. Our team can develop and implement a defensible voice and audio archiving policy in alignment with broader information governance initiatives.

Flexible Engagement Options

FTI Technology’s Information Governance, Privacy & Security are tailored to meet specific client needs. Whether you need a trusted advisor to assist with evaluating a new technology, a quick data migration project or a complete transformational service, FTI Technology can right size the approach for you.

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1  Computerworld article: “Data Growth Remains IT’s Biggest Challenge, Gartner Says” by Lucas Mearian, November 2010
2  IT Key Metrics Data 2014: Key Infrastructure Measures: Storage Analysis: Current Year, by Jamie Guevara, Linda Hall and Eric Stegman, Gartner, December 13, 2013.
3  RAND Study: Where the Money Goes, 2012
4  CSC Study “Data Revolution” 2011
5  High Scalability Blog post “How Big is a Petabyte, Exabyte, Zettabyte, or a Yottabyte?” September 2012
6  IDC Study: The Digital Universe of Opportunities: Rich Data and the Increasing Value of the Internet of Things, April 2014
7  IBM and Ponemon Institute Research study: 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study: United States, May 2014