Industry Insider

Since becoming the first court in Australia to implement an electronic court file (ECF), the Federal Court has been acknowledged as a global leader in the practice of managing electronic court documents and received a number of awards in recognition of this achievement.  Having accomplished the digitising of its Court case files the Court has now turned its attention to the challenge of digitising the Court’s administrative records held in its Principal and eight district registries.

When confronted with information management challenges, many organizations operate on a reactive basis — developing ad hoc solutions to specific problems as they arise. And because of this, many document management programs are rife with duplicate capabilities, non-standard approaches and process inefficiencies. The result is that companies are becoming exposed to unnecessary risks and costs and missing out on opportunities to add business value.

A new survey has found that 92 percent of US Federal IT managers say it’s urgent for their agency to modernize legacy applications, citing the largest driving factors as security issues (42 percent), time required to manage and/or maintain systems (36 percent), and inflexibility and integration issues (31 percent).

eDiscovery Tiramisu, a delicious metaphor describing the layers of search applied throughout the eDiscovery process. If you’ve been involved in discovery in matters with electronic documents, you’ll have tasted the usual flavours: requesting documents directly from key people, running Boolean searches and undertaking subjective review to separate the yolk from the white. My recipe adds an additional layer (perhaps the tastiest) to the eDiscovery treat, Technology Assisted Review (TAR) and its evolution to Continuous Active Learning (CAL). A mouth-watering moreish mouthful!

As described in our recent post Focus on the users’ jobs, we believe that records management solutions should be oriented toward supporting the jobs that people do every day. Solutions that are successful in this regard will gain traction and achieve rapid adoption within an enterprise.

We know that every organization has its own unique set of business challenges. Whether you’re a manufacturing company producing auto parts or a pharmaceutical company producing heart medication, you both deal with paper. And, in most cases, too much of it.

For many years, one of the most common backup practices for businesses has been the use of tape archives. As a tried and tested storage solution, it’s still a familiar sight in many firms, even if it looks a little outdated when compared with more modern alternatives such as cloud backups.

Industry super fund-owned bank ME has appointed former ANZ Head of Enterprise Information Architecture, Annie South, as ME’s GM Data − a new role responsible for extending the strategic value of data for the Bank.

If you work in with government departments in Australia. Office 365 has great news for you. Office 365 is now certified by the Australian government to handle and store Federal documents.