Security risks in the humble photocopier are now the subject of high level government action in the US, as the fallout of a report from CBS News report last month continues to send shockwaves through the information sector.

Document management is complex enough in the average office environment, but when you factor in the difficulties of an industrial workplace there are additional challenges that come into play.

If Terry Seiver, Trim Administrator at Hunter Water had one wish for document management, it would be to have a platform thatwould facilitate better integration with other corporate systems.

IBM will acquire EDI specialist Sterling Commerce from AT&T for approximately $US1.4 billion in cash.

Forensic search specialist Nuix has launched what it claims is the world’s only forensically defensible means of collecting all Electronically Stored Information (ESI) from Microsoft SharePoint sites, including dynamic content.

Printer company Lexmark is making a content management play with the purchase of privately-held Perceptive Software for about $US280 million in cash.

Symantec has announced the acquisition of VeriSign’s identity and authentication business for $US1.28 billion in cash..

Clearwell Systems has prepared a list of the top five e-discovery landmines to avoid from an IT and storage perspective, meant to help IT personnel prepare for their emerging and vital role in bringing e-discovery in-house.

A quartet of high profile corporate and government customers have helped Microsoft launch Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 for business users in Australia, with the consumer launch of Office to follow in June after which the much-anticipated online versions of office applications will also become available.

Tim LeeHealey is CEO of pioneering US forensic firm AccessData, which creates solutions that address criminal and internal investigations, ediscovery and information assurance. On a visit to Sydney to attend a seminar for forensic investigators, LeeHealy took some time out to discuss the status of digital investigation and ediscovery with IDM.