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Friday, August 15, 2008

eDiscovery Roadshow

This week we completed our Australia-wide roadshow around eDiscovery focusing on the impact of the new Federal Court practice notes that are expected at any time. I had the pleasure of MC'ing the event and introducing our 3 guest speakers for the FREE breakfast technology briefings. First up was Dr Bradley Schatz from Vincents Chartered Accountants in Brisbane. Bradley is a world-renowned expert in computer forensics and one of 6 people to hold a doctorate in the subject. Bradley presented to the audience his views, in a very informative keynote, on eDiscovery, computer forensics and the new federal court practice notes that will impact almost every organisation in Australia.

Following this, I introduced two of Oracle's leading pre-sales architects - Peter Elford in Canberra, Brisbane and Perth, Tim Gregory in Melbourne and Sydney - to the audience. Oracle presented its Universal Online Archive (UOA) solution which forms the infrastructure repository against which any type of content can be stored, managed and protected for pro-active eDiscovery.

Tim and Peter also provided a demonstration of the image capture solution (ex-Captovation) that forms an integral part of the Oracle solution for eDiscovery. Dealing with extensive volumes of paperwork is something that organisations will have to contend with for a few more years yet. Oracle provides the ability to scan and acquire paper as digitised images and then ingest this information into the archive. This is the same type of solution as offered to ERP applications users for environments such as 'Accounts Payable' where invoice processing is required.

Finally, David Edson from Hyro presented his views on large-scale ECM system implementations. Hyro have worked with Oracle on a number of system implementations and have experience most of what can go wrong with an IT project. Hyro are offering a free half-day workshop to the event attendees to run through an organisations requirements and to advise on an appropriate strategy moving forward.

Congratulations to the winners of the Penfolds Grange handed out at the end of each event.

The 5 events were attended by almost 300 delegates representing around 200 different organisations. If we missed you at these events and you want to know more - please contact us directly. We are in the middle of processing the evaluation forms collected at the events and will be arranging follow-up sessions in the next few months.


(l to r) Tim Gregory (Oracle), David Edson (Hyro), Dr. Bradley Schatz (Vincents) and Paul Ricketts (Oracle)

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