Monthly Archives: October 2020

eDJ Brief: Binfer.com – What is your Deliver SLA?

I had a good briefing with Binfer’s head of sales, Nate Van Drunen, earlier this week. Binfer.com provides secured (AES 256) direct transfer of large files. I have spent this week back in the client trenches subbing in for a lit support manager. That has been a timely reminder of the transferring ever larger collections to providers and firms. Really savvy techs can navigate [...]

The Money Behind eDiscovery Investors

Several headlines and familiar names caught my eye as I skimmed my weekend feed. The founder of Vista Equity Partners (Robert F. Smith) announced a $140M settlement with the DOJ and the IRS while his long term Texas business partner Robert T. Brockman was charged with evading $2 billion in taxes, the ‘largest-ever’ tax fraud case to date. Vista’s co-founder Brian Sheth is said [...]

By |2020-10-19T17:42:09-05:00October 19th, 2020|Platform, Provider, Essay, Legal Holds, Matter Management|0 Comments

Measuring Your In-House eDiscovery Maturity

I love surveys. Even surveys from Providers that I know are going to be skewed by their customer base. In this case, the 220 respondents (I had to ask Exterro for that number) on their in-house benchmarking survey skewed towards mid-tier to global corporations without a formal eDiscovery team. Wow. Only 4% of respondents said that they had a dedicated eDiscovery project manager running [...]

By |2020-10-13T16:51:36-05:00October 13th, 2020|United States, Corporate, News|0 Comments

Hardware and AI Partnership Translated

This one took me a while and two websites to figure out exactly what was being sold. I highly encourage tech marketing execs pitching to a legal audience to re-examine their messaging to GET TO THE POINT. I understood that this was a partnership announcement between an AI company and a legal tech company. It took a while to figure out that George Jon [...]

By |2020-10-13T13:35:41-05:00October 13th, 2020|Provider, Analytics, News, Architecture|0 Comments

eDJ Brief: Logikcull’s InHouse2020 – Evolving DIY eDiscovery

Having been off the ‘speaker circuit’ for the last couple years, I have had a hard time prioritizing virtual conferences while focused on relaunching the eDiscovery Journal. Logikcull asked for me to cover their InHouse 2020 virtual networking event and frankly some of the corporate focused sessions looked interesting. Between accepting their invitation and the event my clients and a research engagement consumed that [...]

By |2020-10-21T09:45:24-05:00October 13th, 2020|Platform, Essay, Legal Holds, SMB|0 Comments

Is Categorization the Key to Cleaning Your Data Garage?

Way back in 2006 I was part of the Symantec team evaluating the Orchestria classification engine for a potential acquisition (CA later bought them). While the security folks were all focused on DLP, I wanted to use Symantec’s anti-virus root kit to classify unstructured files on local and network shares. They were my nemesis in my prior corporate litsupport director role. As Autonomy found [...]

You Must Export Your Advanced eDiscovery v.1.0 Matters by Dec. 30 2020

If you somehow missed the September 11, 2020 announcement (MC223426) or January’s (MC199461) admin message, Microsoft has now effectively disabled any legal matters you have in the original Advanced eDiscovery (designated v1.0). You can manually export the data, but I have yet to find any reports or convenience features that would enable a lonely litsupport manager to dump out a list of matters, custodians, [...]

Does Your BYOD Policy Cover Device Upgrades and Disposal?

Back in 2014 I wrote a piece on how Avast! pulled personal information from wiped Android phones sold on eBay to demonstrate the dangers of selling off your old smart phone. Now it seems that trading in your iPhone with Apple has not been safe since 2015. The improvements in device encryption may severely limit the potential exposure of corporate email, texts and credentials [...]

Ipro Turning Upstream?

Ipro quietly acquired NetGovern in July. This feels like a move to differentiate themselves from the cluster of Relativity competitors that have been slowly losing market share. I am all for moving upstream and building solutions that enable corporate legal to take ownership of their eDiscovery workflow. It will be interesting to see how this shakes out given Ipro’s relatively dated architecture.

By |2020-10-02T16:16:35-05:00October 2nd, 2020|Platform, News, Content Management, Architecture, Management|0 Comments
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