(4-23-04) IBM expands search push with Masala. "The computing giant, based in Armonk, N.Y., is gearing up to release Masala, a new version of its DB2 Information Integrator software that will let corporate employees retrieve information from databases, applications and the Web at the same time. Subsequent improvements will include a data-mining component code-named Criollo. . . Several large and small companies are devising technology to help people retrieve foreign-language documents, 3D and 2D drawings, old e-mails and other hard-to-find material from the nether regions of their hard drives."
Comment: With software advances of this nature court decisions based on the reasoning of Zubulake regarding electronic discovery and electronic evidence will have to be revisited.