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|Thursday, June 19, 2014|
BY MONICA ENAND | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Two major trends are colliding that create challenges for companies: we are generating greater amounts of data in the Digital Age and we must do a better job to save it, particularly when faced with legal or regulatory matters.
If you think your company is too small, guess again. Any company can be involved in litigation (as either the plaintiff or defendant). Litigants have an obligation to save any documents or records that could be relevant to a case, from emails and text messages and mobile devices to cash register transactions and security camera footage.
Times have changed and the challenge is that there is exponentially more data and data is everywhere. According to research from IBM, “Last year, we generated five billion gigabytes of information every two days.” A generation or two ago, you could go grab some files out of the file cabinet.
Failing to preserve information can lead to trouble, including fines, escalating settlement costs and the loss of cases. The most successful companies invest in helping their employees develop data saving habits and building a culture of compliance at their organization. At its core, your culture should be built on two simple foundations: education and process.
These are not new ideas, but we need to make sure that we are adapting to our new circumstances. While we are all benefitting from the amazing power of communication and data gathering, it does not come for free. Understanding the challenges and having employees ready to comply when asked help avoid lengthy and expensive problems.
Monica Enand is CEO and founder of Zapproved, a software provider with a compliance platform.
Monday, October 06, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Intel's manufacturing way station; Merkley's attack dog; Diamond Foods gets into the innovation business.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY
Travis Knight wants to release a movie a year. Can he pull it off?
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY KLINT FINLEY
Treehouse CEO Ryan Carson builds a 21st-century trade school.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY
September's Launch article features Orchid Health, BuddyUp and Inter-Europe Consulting.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
OB Research Editor Kim Moore shares some pointers about the 100 Best Companies to Work For survey.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS
Historically, when the leaves fall, so do the markets. This year, earnings, Europe, energy and Ebola have in common? Beyond alliteration, they are four factors that the investors are pointing to for this year’s seasonal volatility.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
In our cover story this month, Wendy Collie, CEO of New Seasons Market, and Kim Malek, owner of Salt & Straw, discuss their rapidly growing businesses and Portland’s red hot food scene. The conversation provides an interesting lens through which to explore trends in the grocery store and restaurant sectors.
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|IBM to pay Globalfoundries to take chip unit|
|Spotify introduces family plan|
|GE profit rises 11%|
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