Judge Joseph Farnan of the U.S District Court
in Delaware on March 7th gave the worlds largest
chip maker (Intel) 30 days to try to recover about
1,000 lost e-mails it was required to keep for an
antitrust lawsuit filed by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)
in 2005. Most written after AMD file the suit
Eric Goodwin, CEO, Fortiva [e-mail archiving system]
points most companies still rely on individual(s) back-up
their own documents in “good faith”, e-mail archiving
is not considered a core competency.
E-mail archiving is a third-class application. Goodwin said.
It’s the CRM [customer relationship management] or ERP
[enterprise resource planning] app that is more exciting for
IT guys to work on and which are considered core to a business
that relies on SAAS [software as a service]. So companies
put their second-tier IT guys on e-mail archiving.
AMD, said Intel apparently let the e-mails be destroyed thanks
to “what appears to be a combination of gross communications
failures, an ill-conceived plan of document retention and lack
luster oversight by outside counsel”