NewsGator and StoredIQ Form Strategic Alliance to Bring eDiscovery, Records and Storage Management, and Enhanced Compliance to Social Computing
DENVER, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — As enterprise knowledge grows in size and complexity, organizations need smarter solutions for identifying risk and governing information, especially social business content. NewsGator and StoredIQ are confronting this growing challenge so that companies can adhere to policies, regulations and litigation demands while collaborating effectively.
The two companies have formed a strategic alliance to address the unique concerns that social computing introduces to governance/compliance, eDiscovery, storage management and records management. “Typical governance solutions haven’t kept pace with the growth of social data, the evolution to a collaborative environment, or the multitude of collaborative content types,” said Christine Taylor, analyst with Taneja Group. “StoredIQ’s Platform helps NewsGator Social Sites 2010 customers manage this risk in an efficient and cost-effective way.”
StoredIQ gives organizations complete visibility and control over unstructured business information by identifying, analyzing and acting on unstructured data across a broad range of data sources. These sources include email, data archives, content and record management systems, including the Microsoft SharePoint collaboration platform with NewsGator’s Social Sites. StoredIQ provides in-depth content indexing by over 100 attributes of 400 file types across the SharePoint/Social Sites platform, including NewsGator Activity Streams, Communities, Microblogging, Questions & Answers, Social Profiles, Idea Stream and Spotlight.
eDiscovery and Records Management
In conjunction with Social Sites, StoredIQ is a powerful information management solution for efficiently handling corporate data in a global business climate where legislation and regulatory bodies play critical roles in records management and eDiscovery. To reduce the time investment and expense of legal discovery, StoredIQ analyzes data in place for true early case assessment, streamlining the entire range of key eDiscovery processes, including identification, legal hold and notification, collection, and first-pass review. StoredIQ records management capabilities include record identification, policy automation, data retention, disposition and deletion. Leveraging the power of a single information management platform, StoredIQ supplies valuable contextual reference for any piece of content within SharePoint for holistic data collection and classification.
Risk identification and remediation
StoredIQ helps companies understand the full context of all their data within SharePoint and NewsGator Social Sites, regardless of implementation size, and identify potential risks associated with business-critical assets and personal identifiers such as account numbers, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, trade secrets, financial records, strategic business plans and IP/source code.
Together with NewsGator Social Sites, StoredIQ proactively manages enterprise data storage, automatically retaining information according to corporate governance and regulatory mandates while disposing of unnecessary data with confidence. It includes comprehensive capabilities for file store cleanup, data migration, tiered storage and hierarchical storage management (HSM).
StoredIQ provides Social Sites with multi-dimensional metadata explorers and a variety of customizable and schedulable reports that can be consumed in a variety of different formats.
“Social business and collaboration data is as important to an organization as traditional enterprise data contained in email and file shares, and it requires all the governance, risk management and compliance capabilities of traditional enterprise communication methods,” said StoredIQ President James Schellhase. “StoredIQ provides a holistic information management solution for both traditional and social business data, without any additional burden on enterprise business users.”
Melissa Risteff, NewsGator’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate development, elaborated, “Addressing the myriad of legal, records management, and compliance issues that arise when social computing comes into play can be complex. Regulations are plentiful and violations are expensive. It is critical that companies consider their strategy for supporting secure collaboration within the structure of their security policies and also within the context of existing federal regulations. NewsGator’s partnership with StoredIQ ensures that collaboration flourishes and enterprise security interests are proactively protected.”
Rapidly connecting people to business-critical information, StoredIQ’s active information management solutions enable organizations to gain visibility and control over Big Data. With StoredIQ, companies can identify, analyze, and act on dynamic data to meet their eDiscovery, information governance and data management requirements. Built on a powerful, unified platform which dynamically manages data in-place, StoredIQ dramatically improves the speed and reliability of information management, lowering eDiscovery costs and compliance risks, while meeting the stringent requirements that IT departments demand.
For more information, visit www.storediq.com.
As a Microsoft Gold Certified and Depth Managed Partner, NewsGator is helping over three million paid users in industries across the globe propel the future of productivity. NewsGator Social Sites delivers robust social technology to the enterprise with proven scalability and security to flagship clients like Accenture, Adidas, Deloitte, Ericsson, General Mills, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kraft Foods, Merck & Co., Unisys Corporation, and the US Army. No other social software vendor can rival our deep integration with the entire Microsoft stack – reducing your total cost of ownership while increasing adoption, collaboration, and innovation. And for all that, Microsoft honored us as its 2011 US Partner of the Year. We’re making SharePoint and Office365 social. Follow us on Twitter @newsgator and at www.newsgator.com.