This week, Hewlett-Packard is touting a new product it claims will allow compliance technology to catch up to social media. In a Venture Beat post in The New York Times, writer Paul Boutin says the newest version of HP's TRIM information management software will store and manage all enterpise information -- even that created in Microsoft's Sharepoint collaboration platform. It collects and stores every document, instant message, discussion, e-mail related to a particular event or transaction as one record in the TRIM database.
Not only does this process store information in a manner that will make things like compliance with the federal e-discovery requirements or regulatory audits easier down the road, it does so without employee action or even awareness. Employees can just go about their business, and TRIM does all the work automatically, Boutin says -- after the software is properly configured to meet the company's needs.
TRIM is also designed to comply with Department of Defense rules as well as with ISO standards.