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.

Guidance Software has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Tableau, LLC, a privately-held developer and manufacturer of computer forensic hardware for the law enforcement, legal and corporate communities, for $US12.3 million in cash

Kofax has announced Front Office Server 3.0, the latest version of its enterprise application that enables front office and remote users to directly initiate document driven processes and workflows.

Filebound Australia has announced the appointment of Lee Bourke, formerly Director of Digital Execution at the SEMA Group, to its Board of Directors. Lee has a strong pedigree in Business Management, Document and Records Management and Technology.

Rights Management Services (RMS) have been added to the Open Text ECM Suite to allow enterprises to safeguard confidential and sensitive information from unauthorised uses for content even after it leaves the secure vault of the content repository.

Information Management Specialist Unique World has launched its xRM (anything relationship management) capability into the Australian market, which is an extension of traditional Customer Relationship Management (CRM) technology.

Andy Wang, Director of ECM Strategy for Laserfiche, considers SharePoint’s impact on enterprise content management.

Communications and storage chip maker PMC-Sierra has acquired Adaptec’s RAID storage product line for about $US34 million.