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Bill Tolson Bill Tolson
Bill is currently a director of product marketing and evangelism at Iron Mountain. Bill has more than 20 years experience in product marketing and consulting in both storage and archiving solutions markets. Previously, Bill was a principal consultant and practice manager for Contoural Inc. where he led the eDiscovery and compliance consulting business specializing in storage solutions, email archiving, enterprise content management and information lifecycle management. Bill has been a featured speaker at many archiving events including the Government Technology Conferences, AIIM 2009, ARMA, ARMA Canada, LegalTech West and TechTarget’s Email Archiving Series. Bill is the author of two eBooks “the Know IT All’s Guide to eDiscovery” and “The Bartenders Guide to eDiscovery” as well as the book “Email Archiving for Dummies.” Bill has held senior management positions at Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi Data Systems, StorageTek and Iomega.

There are some pretty nice freeware applications available that allow a user to encrypt and hide files/data/electronic records in plain sight on their computers. Can this pose a problem for IT and corporate legal?  Let me put it this way: How would you find and place ESI that’s encrypted or […]


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The amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) describe the duty to preserve potential evidence when litigation can be reasonably anticipated. The term “reasonably anticipated” is a key idea and one that has caused many arguments over the last four-plus years. To make the point that organizations need […]


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First let me say the Dropbox file sharing program is one of the greatest applications I’ve run across in a long time and to date has approximately 25 million users world-wide. What is Dropbox? Dropbox is a cloud storage application which synchronizes files between computers and other electronic devices like […]


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A case that had been decided for the plaintiff years earlier was reopened due to eDiscovery process questions. In the case of Green v. Blitz U.S.A., No. 2:07-CV-372 (TJW), 2011 WL 806011 (E.D. Tex. Mar. 1, 2011), the original attorney for the plaintiff was a plaintiff’s attorney on another case […]


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A blog post written by Jim McGann of Index Engines on May 4th zeroed in on an interesting topic; how to keep ESI skeletons out of your corporate closet. In his post Jim writes: Law firms and corporations alike tend to keep data storage devices well beyond what their compliance […]


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