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Chapter 1: Trends in Enterprise E-discov... > The Market and Profession Overall - Pg. 12

12 Chapter1·TrendsinEnterpriseE-discoveryfromtheCorporatePerspective N ote If you are interested in how users of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server can manage retention policies, see the downloadable book available from Microsoft's Web site at You will also see a focus on contractors, vendors, and other outside firms expiring potentially sensitive corporate data after their work is complete. Corporations are also looking into potential exposure in their backup and archiving programs. It has been argued by some that backup tapes are still accessible under the new FRCP rules. Companies will turn to outside firms to help them restore data on legacy media that is not easily readable to a more accessible medium, and then catalog the contents and expire the content as necessary. Overall, many businesses are determining that it makes more sense to invest in litigation readiness and records retention consultants than to engage in costly settlements or expansive suits. This is a challenging and expensive area, but the alternatives are uncertain and almost definitely more expensive. The Market and Profession Overall