Relevance of Content Federations in Records Management and E-Discovery
The big idea behind content federation—allow access to the content stored across disparate databases in an organization as if it was in a single repository is driving its growing adoption in records management and E-Discovery.
Content federation eliminates the two challenges brought on by following the traditional approach to records management—duplicate content and synchronizing retention file plans across multiple repositories. Similarly, with a federated content approach, the ediscovery process could use links to the content in the source repository. This eliminates the duplicate content of the copy, and addresses the process of placing the record on hold in the source system.