People who have been involved in the challenges of e-discovery for a while remember when email arrived on the scene nearly two decades ago. It changed the way people collaborate and left companies with mounds of digital information that was costly and time-consuming to sort through when litigation struck.
The arrival of social media is in many ways a repeat of those challenges. As was true of email, social media comes with new metadata and formats. But because of the similarities, there is an opportunity to avoid the mistakes made with email. One thing is clear: Companies that dive into social media without the right policies and solutions to govern usage will encounter information governance and e-discovery nightmares down the road.
With email, companies could plead ignorance about the e-discovery issues that arose. The digital revolution was new and case law and civil procedure rules were still in flux. With email as a precedent, however, companies cannot hide behind ignorance in the case of social media. Instead, they can get ahead of social media by putting in place governance policies, processes and tools to ensure that the email history lesson informs these new methods of collaboration. Read more...
Interest in building applications for the current generation of Windows phones from Nokia has plummeted among developers.
Just a quarter of developers are very interested in developing apps for Windows Phone 7 devices compared to 37 per cent in the second quarter of this year, according to the latest Mobile Developer Report from IDC and Appcelerator.
The drop is blamed on "somewhat disappointing" sales of Windows Phone 7 handsets and Nokia's "widely reported competitive challenges".
Nokia sold four million Lumias in the second quarter of 2012, down 20 per cent from the year before. Read more...
Modern CIOs and their IT departments face a new, complex set of mobile device security and manageability challenges as employees bring their various smartphones and tablets into the workplace and as additional devices are rolled out across the enterprise.
Many IT managers are looking to outside MDM (mobile device management) products for assistance in securing and managing these disparate devices, but with the majority of these services still in their infancies, it pays to wade slowly into the MDM waters -- and with caution.
Technology research firm Forrester Research wants to help, and it has just released a new report, titled "10 Lessons Learned From Early Adopters Of Mobile Device Management Solutions." Read more...