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  1. We’ve put together a summary from some of our end user surveys that highlight how ill-prepared most organizations are for the new e-discovery rules (

    Respondents are limited to companies and organizations headquartered in the U.S. (although it should be noted that the new rules also have an impact on organizations headquartered outside the U.S. but doing business within the U.S.)

    A few highlights:

    •75% describe their e-mail management strategy as “not yet begun” or “much remains to be done.”

    •67% would “somewhat disagree” or “strongly disagree” with the statement, “There is widespread understanding in our organization of what electronic records are and how they should be retained.”

    •55% would “somewhat disagree” or “strongly disagree” with the statement, “In the event of a lawsuit, we have clear policies and procedures in place outlining what to do relative to electronic information.”

    •Only 41% of organizations have a formal program in place to address litigation readiness and electronic information.

    If Sarbanes Oxley and HIPAA and SEC Rule 17 and the Morgan-Stanley decision weren’t enough to convince organizations to get serious about effective management of electronically stored information, the new federal rules need to be a wake-up call.

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