Reasonable disposition strategies reduce your risks and storage costs
Storing unstructured data can cost your organization millions. That’s a bitter pill when you consider that as much as 50-70% of the data organizations store has no value and isn’t required for legal or regulatory purposes. Despite that fact, organizations are often incapable of taking out their own trash. That’s where we come in handy.
We are leaders in the area of defensible disposition.
We have the expertise to guide your organization to a defensible disposition strategy, to reassure you of compliance, to arm you with an expert opinion letter backing up your actions, and to use technology to maximize the benefits of disposition.
We know how to find your “dead data.”
We identify large swaths of data eligible for deletion. For many of our clients, that means files older than 10 years, boxes older than 12 years, and any backup tapes not needed for disaster recovery system restoration. We use leading-edge data interrogation software to confirm the retention of necessary business records—and to ensure data targeted for disposition gets deleted.
Our approach is the most sensible out there.
We recognize that data management will not be accomplished by trying to tag and classify every document. Classification is time consuming, expensive and rarely completed. Instead, we create processes to evaluate your data by high-level attributes that will guide retention and disposal decisions in light of your organization’s legal, regulatory and business retention obligations.
We do what big consulting firms and data managers cannot.
We’re attorneys and experts in data disposition. We confirm what you can defensibly dispose of and what you can’t. We help you make decisions— which is very different from merely helping you organize your data or create policies. We make specific recommendations, provide the reassurance you need and help you take action.
Overcome the challenges to discarding dead data.
Your organization’s IT people want to delete all the data that no one has touched in years, which is risky if any legal hold requirements exist. On the other hand, your legal team wants to be safe and keep everything— which increases your litigation risks and storage costs. We help you make reasonable dispositions that satisfy both parties.
We stand behind our recommendations.
We’ll validate your disposition decisions in an Expert Opinion Letter that provides your attorneys with independent 3rd party validation of the disposition decision and action. We take responsibility for defending the disposition against potential legal challenges, relieving your attorneys of that burden and risk, and freeing them to decisively dispose of rarely touched and never used files.