Guidance Software announced last week that Victor Limongelli has been appointed Chief Executive Officer.
I met Victor at a conference in London earlier this year. He is easy to spot – an American executive who speaks knowledgeably about the English court rules tends to stand out. His subject was Reducing the growing cost of eDisclosure and he was convincing on the need for UK and European corporations to (as he put it) “get their arms around their company’s e-mail and electronic documents” for litigation and regulatory reasons, to track suspicious activity by employees and – not least – to control the costs of doing business.
EnCase is used by government, corporate and law enforcement agencies to conduct computer investigations, respond to eDiscovery requests, respond to regulatory demands and generally to keep an organisation’s data under control and in check. It is used to manage document retention policies, to handle litigation readiness and to police litigation holds.
Guidance Software operates at the higher end of the market but the principles which it preaches apply equally to smaller businesses. Victor Limongelli is credited with developing the company’s eDiscovery strategy.