chapter  4
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Organize and Secure

Organize ow do you find information that you created two years ago? How do you search your own personal work for information that might be relevant on your current project? Where do you turn to find the critical e-mail that contains promised but undelivered services? What do you use to quickly catalog the 1,000 docu-

ments that your law firm has just received electronically during discovery of a nationwide product liability case? Even if you find that long-lost document, will it be in a format that you can view with your current applications? Today’s high-end document management systems often store documents on huge optical disks aiming for a 30-year lifespan. Want to bet we’ll all be using vastly different word processing applications by then?