eTERA Consulting White Paper Helps Organizations Understand, Manage and Mitigate Information Risk

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Early Information Assessment is Key to Evaluating the Risks and Costs Associated with the Volume and Complexity of Data

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Early Information Assessment (“EIA”) is key to helping clients evaluate risks and costs associated with both the volume and complexity of data

eTERA Consulting, a professional services firm specializing in providing data management solutions to the AmLaw 100 and Fortune 500 companies, today announced the release of a new and insightful white paper titled Understanding, Managing and Mitigating Your Information Risk. The white paper addresses the risks and costs associated with managing the growth of the volume and complexity of data. The complimentary white paper is available for download at http://www.eteraconsulting.com.

“For most companies, risk is very difficult to quantify efficiently, and management often crosses the internal borders between legal, compliance and information technology,” said John Rubens, Managing Director of Corporate Analysis at eTERA Consulting and author of the white paper. “In addition to the volume of data, the variety of data sources is increasing as well. Hence, data is rarely measured, identified or acted upon as it should be exposing organizations to significant risks.”

“Early Information Assessment (“EIA”) is key to helping clients evaluate risks and costs associated with both the volume and complexity of data,” said Scott Holec, president of eTERA Consulting. “EIA is a methodology that integrates people, planning, resources and innovation to help legal, IT and business stakeholders to improve the overall management of electronically stored information and electronic discovery operations while achieving significant cost-savings. EIA is supported through the application of robust technologies and a straight-forward process for delivering value quickly across the entire enterprise.”    

The white paper provides case stories and will help organizations to:

  •     Quickly and cost-effectively get a snapshot of the enterprise data topology
  •     Target common areas of risk including:
  •     Undisciplined use of document management systems such as SharePoint
  •     Extraneous eMail and data archives
  •     HIPAA and Personally Identifiable Information (PII)
  •     Orphaned and rarely accessed data repositories
  •     Improve the management of information including litigation hold and retention policies
  •     Improve storage management through IP policy enforcement and storage reclamation

About the Author

John Rubens serves as Managing Director of Corporate Analysis. In his role, Mr. Rubens is responsible for assisting clients in taking proactive steps to manage the complex ESI landscape and effectively address their legal, compliance and regulatory requirements. With an extensive background in corporate analysis, including ESI indexing solutions, forensic analysis and acquisition, and Early Information Assessment methodologies, Mr. Rubens brings a diverse background in legal, information technology and corporate risk management. Mr. Rubens can be reached at jrubens(at)eteraconsulting(dot)com.

About eTERA Consulting

eTERA Consulting specializes in helping organizations improve information governance, compliance and discovery management. We are a technology independent consultancy with a broad range of services from strategic information consulting to project-based engagements. Our proven Early Information Assessment (EIA) planning methodology provides clients with the management expertise, technology resources and analytical tools needed to craft innovative solutions focused on achieving increased efficiencies, cost savings, command and control, and enhanced decision-making abilities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, eTERA Consulting has served the legal industry since 2004. The company also maintains additional offices within the U.S. eTERA Consulting was named to The Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private U.S. companies in 2010 and was a 2011 finalist for the prestigious Helios HR Apollo Awards. For more information, please visit http://www.eteraconsulting.com/.

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Joe Kanka
(240) 751-8349
jkanka(at)eteraconsulting(dot)com

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