Preparing for David Horrigan's 'The e-Discovery State of the Union' at Relativity Fest 2023 nudged me to write an article that asks: "Has collaborative ESI broken the traditional concept of custodianship? Putting aside collaborative messaging ESI, collaborative ‘documents’ or workflows may challenge the traditional possession, custody or control tests for admission of evidence in legal proceedings. Beyond authentication, practitioners should assess and adapt their eDiscovery [...]
Join me in Chicago for David Horrigan’s annual “The e-Discovery State of the Union” session! It is a fast paced exploration of hot topics, usually in a game show format. I am looking forward to meeting peers, briefing with Relativity partners and generally getting the market pulse. Provider and peers wanting to brief me on their latest release or get my insight on their eDiscovery [...]
eDJ has launched a curated guide to the Microsoft Roadmap for eDiscovery peers. Microsoft’s live development Roadmap had 405 feature updates in August. I have the RSS feed directly connected to a Teams channel via a Power Automate flow to alert me on every change. That is a lot of new input to process every day via RSS or even using the Roadmaps excellent [...]
K1 Investment Management has funded Reveal’s latest acquisitions of Logikcull and IPRO in what seems like a direct challenge to Relativity’s long term dominance of the eDiscovery tech market. This makes 7 acquisitions since 2019 if you count the original Reveal-NexLP deal. The release says that Logikcull and IPRO products will keep their names, which rarely works for long. While I can see enormous [...]
X1 recently cherry picked a quote of mine in their blog, “Special Master Determines Microsoft Purview Does Not Comply With Frcp 26(G) Due To Unreliable And Incomplete Search Results” that is taken out of context and is misused to support an assertion that I do not agree with. Being quoted after an analyst briefing is generally a compliment and appreciated, but not when it is [...]
The X1 Enterprise Collect Platform now indexes in-place and collects ESI from M365 Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint. While most other Microsoft partners utilize the Graph API to extend Microsoft’s Purview eDiscovery and compliance functionality, X1 execs John Patzakis and Kunjan Zaveri gave me a deep dive into the advantages offered by their ‘direct connector’ approach.
Microsoft’s new Teams collaborative notes are rolling out in public preview and will soon introduce Loop based notes, agenda and tasks to your eDiscovery workflows. Previously, Teams meeting notes and comments were added to the shared Teams channel wiki and had limited functionality/adoption. Having recently spent time developing similar features for productive, well-formed meetings, I am excited to see Microsoft roll out this solution in [...]
Ever spend hours OCRing and extracting data from years of invoices? Microsoft’s Azure Form Recognizer can be a game changer for peers tasked to reconstruct charges, convert bills to Ledes CSV or support cost overrun scenarios. The traditional Adobe OCR approach usually requires extensive transformations and clean up to get into Excel, Access or an enterprise DB. Microsoft Azure Form Recognizer applies advanced machine learning [...]
Enjoy my interview with Doug Austin on my global impact extrapolation of his 2023 Internet Minute Infographic! Doug was kind enough to publish his assumptions and sources, so I did an ad hoc research project that calculated a potential 25 MILLION man-hours to create and consume every minute from the 77 MILLION messages flying about the internet. The breakdown graphics and my own homework are [...]
“Write a paper on analytic data visualization in the voice of Skip Walter.” That was the rough GPT3 prompt my mentor Skip submitted in our early testing of OpenAI GPT-3 playground. A lifetime rich in academic, professional and patent publications gave GPT-3 more than enough source content to create a convincing literary product. Convincing until Skip started finding familiar sentences and chunks of verbiage seemingly [...]
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