ZyLAB and e-Disclosure Expert Chris Dale Campaign to Bridge Legal and IT Gap
Paper and webinar address the challenges of differing priorities and levels of understanding between the departments
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, November 22, 2011 -- ZyLAB, a leading eDiscovery and information management technology company, today announced the release of their latest white paper entitled " Litigation and Compliance: Bridging the Gap between Legal and IT ", written by Chris Dale of the eDisclosure Information Project.
The white paper explores the challenges of differing priorities and levels of understanding between legal and IT and offers insight into a way to bridge the gap and work towards a common aim: increased efficiency and reduced organizational risk. The white paper can be downloaded from the ZyLAB website.
Chris Dale of The eDisclosure Information Project explains the need for this campaign: "Companies are ill-prepared for litigation because their records management policies and e-discovery processes are misaligned. Ideally, enterprises should have a governance, risk management and compliance structure with oversight of all the disciplines and functions within the company. In most cases, however, the people who perceive the value are not necessarily those who would most benefit from it, and those who have the need are not necessarily the ones who are aware of the possible solutions."
Johannes Scholtes, Chief Strategy Officer of ZyLAB, commented: "Information management is more than just saving documents and making them accessible. Even more importantly, companies need to understand that information management is not exclusively the responsibility of IT, but a business-crucial shared-responsibility with legal. What we are talking about is in fact legal Information Management and the importance of solid legal information management becomes truly visible with the threat of litigation or an e-discovery. Both the department that is responsible for document and record management, and the legal team should align to be educated and knowledgeable about the consequences of a possible e-discovery or litigation."
The white paper takes the reader through the relationship between Information Management and eDiscovery and considers all of the stakeholders and their requirements. It points out the human and budgetary restraints, and potential scenarios that can be considered to meet the differing objectives.
Following the publication of the white paper, ZyLAB is hosting a free webinar on 1st December where both Chris Dale and Johannes Scholtes will discuss this topic in depth, giving the audience a chance to question them directly at the end. This webinar is free for all interested parties. Registration is open online.
For more information on ZyLAB's complete line of eDiscovery software and litigation support services, please call +44 (0)1276 850970
About the e-Disclosure Information Project
The e-Disclosure Information Project collects and disseminates information about electronic disclosure / electronic discovery in the context of court rules and procedures, of regulatory requirements and for internal investigations.
Although originally aimed only at the UK, it quickly embraced the US and other common law countries where disclosure / discovery of documents is required and, increasingly, mainland Europe.
ZyLAB's industry-leading, modular eDiscovery and enterprise information management solutions enable organizations to manage boundless amounts of enterprise data in any format and language, to mitigate risk, reduce costs, investigate matters and elicit business productivity and intelligence.
The ZyLAB eDiscovery system is directly aligned with the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) and the company's products and services are used on an enterprise level by corporations, government agencies, courts, and law firms, as well as on specific projects for legal services, auditing, and accounting providers. ZyLAB systems are also available in a Software-as-a-Services (SaaS) model.
ZyLAB has received numerous industry accolades and is one of the few companies to be positioned as a Leader in Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for Information Access Technology" for 2007, 2008 and 2009. In addition, Gartner has given ZyLAB the highest rating ("Strong Positive") in its "MarketScope for E-Discovery and Litigation Support Vendors" for 2007, 2008 and 2009, as well as a "Visionary" rating in its 2011 "Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software".
Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and McLean, Virginia, ZyLAB also serves local markets from regional offices in New York, Barcelona, Frankfurt, London, Paris, and Singapore. To learn more about ZyLAB visit www.zylab.co.uk