Understanding Microsoft’s vision and roadmap has been one of my greatest challenges at KnowNow. The key has been #Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s pivot to the cloud and Microsoft 365 as infrastructure. Nadella laid out his vision of ‘Citizen Developers’ using Low Code/No Code (LCNC) tools to create business applications in his 2017 book, Hit Refresh. eDiscovery tools and practitioners are already struggling to keep up [...]
I launched my first tech startup in 1988. In the decades since I have been part of many others with various degrees of success and failure. During the Pandemic Pause, my mentor Skip Walter recruited me for one last ride to deliver eDiscovery analytics to knowledge artisans, the digital ronin of the gig economy. Know-now has evolved into a personal, portable knowledge management portal that [...]
Legal hold notification and custodial manual preservation of potential evidence was standard practice before complex digital systems became the primary sources. Many companies still rely on ‘do not delete’ hold instructions for mobile devices and cloud systems lacking central search, hold and collection capabilities. This approach may be appropriate in low-risk civil matters without any known bad actors or possible criminal elements. I cannot imagine [...]
I continue to slowly getting back into the conference circuit and will be covering ITLACON 2022. So I am scheduling provider briefings and peer discussions for at least August 23-24 so far. Grab a slot or shoot me a note if you prefer to just chat after hours. And guess what Reveal-Brainspace delivered as a 6-month present for spending some time in their booth? Just [...]
Software and hardware migrations happen. They should not result in the loss of information potentially relevant to known or reasonably anticipated legal matters. The Secret Service says that they ‘lost’ text data from January 5-6, 2021 in a long planned “system migration”. While it now appears that some or all of the lost texts may be recovered and produced, the failure of preservation process has [...]
Increasing numbers of large enterprise customers are evaluating or using Microsoft Purview’s Record Management functionality directly or through integrated partner #InfoGov platforms like Gimmal or Veritas. Recent engagements have had me elbow deep in all the new Purview information governance features. I thought I should write a high-level summary of how some of these features might impact eDiscovery downstream to add value and avoid some potential gotchas.
Microsoft’s transformation from on-premise enterprise to global cloud omni-platform has CXO’s asking “Why not just use Microsoft?” As a former product manager (mid-2000’s) for enterprise #Infogov and #ediscovery products that delivered mature features and clear ROI it was easy to answer that question. Now that Microsoft’s portfolio seems to check every RFP feature box it is a much tougher question. The pandemic forced corporations to [...]
The Inspector General’s seizure of John Eastman’s phone should be a wakeup call for corporate legal and security stakeholders. US v. Barrera ruling in 2019 opened the door for law enforcement to use biometrics (face or fingerprints) to unlock a seized personal device. Every domestic or foreign customs agent just added this trick to their interview protocol. Think about that. Putting aside politics, I wanted [...]
My Inbox blew up with Teams/Zoom meeting policy questions during the 2020 Pandemic exodus. Clients old and new wanted to enable remote business continuity while managing the potential risk they perceived in meeting recordings and transcripts. Frankly, most of my global corporate clients blocked recordings and are just now re-evaluating that decision as employees struggle with meeting overload. #Microsoft moved quickly to shift the burden [...]
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