Greg Buckles

About Greg Buckles

Independent consultant focused on eDiscovery and IG solutions.

The Video Dilemma, Risk vs. Value

The Pandemic continues to change how we communicate, do business and manage our lives. Teams and Zoom video meetings from our home offices are the new business casual. Invitations to webinars, vblogs, online classes and conferences fill our feeds. A quick search for eDiscovery webinars in the last three weeks yielded 4,290 hits. Marketing and sales executives are franticly creating online video content that [...]

By |2021-11-23T08:57:45-06:00November 23rd, 2021|Essay, Content Management, ESI Sources, Architecture|0 Comments

Post Pandemic Paradigm Shift in Corporate Discovery?

2020 was a write off for many in the eDiscovery market. Client initiatives held or cancelled outright while the judiciary granted mass continuances as they struggled with the transition to remote hearings. Many of my long-term clients issued work stoppages that lasted more than six months. 2021 arrived carrying all those backlogged matters and projects. After a few quarters scrambling to catch up and [...]

eDJ Brief: Evidence Optix – Visualizing Proportionality

A good friend from my Summation days put Insight Optix CEO Mandi Ross in touch with me to explore her new cloud matter scoping platform, Evidence Optix (EO). At first I struggled with whether matter scoping and cost estimation was a broad enough pain point to interest my corporate clients. Most of my legal ops engagements include matter budgets and tools for inside counsel [...]

So How Did You Fall Into eDiscovery?

If you have not caught Tom O’Connor and Rachi Messing’s ongoing interviews with old school eDiscovery personalities, you should. Their interviews include Duane Lites of Jackson Walker, Ian Campbell of iCONECT, Gene Eames of Pfizer, Chris Dale of the eDisclosure Information Project and many more talented peers. Because there was no ‘eDiscovery career’ when many of us started down this path, they like to [...]

By |2021-11-01T21:16:13-05:00November 1st, 2021|Essay|0 Comments

M365 Core eDiscovery Retires Search by ID List

Microsoft change notice MC291088 announced the retirement of the Core eDiscovery Search by ID List feature because “it is not functioning to an adequate level and creates significant challenges for organizations who depend on consistent and repeatable results for eDiscovery workflows.” That is a remarkably frank statement that this feature was not working consistently. The ‘Search by ID list’ feature was part of the [...]

By |2021-10-22T14:20:28-05:00October 22nd, 2021|Essay, Collectors, Collection, Search|0 Comments

LTNY/Legalweek 2022 – Will I See You There?

I have a confession. Except for a few panel invitations, I have opted out of pretty much every virtual eDiscovery/IG industry, association or customer conference since the pandemic started. Despite some excellent content and exciting trends, I missed walking the exhibit hall, bumping into old/new friends and the networking gatherings where I could make real connections. To be fair, I have been buried in [...]

By |2021-10-13T12:23:13-05:00October 13th, 2021|Essay|0 Comments

Is Deletion Dead?

Over the decades I have driven far too many defensible deletion, classification or similar initiatives aimed at removing the ROT from corporate local, network and cloud data stores. I have wondered many times whether these were Sisyphean tasks even as I generated ROI estimates based on data reduction to justify the technology and labor costs. Most of these projects achieved tangible short term corporate [...]

By |2021-10-13T12:24:33-05:00October 12th, 2021|Essay, Preservation, Content Management|2 Comments

.Fluid Office Files – Are You Ready for Them?

Fluid Office files are Microsoft’s next generation of dynamic collaboration documents for Teams Chat and other communication channels. Multiple users will be able to simultaneously edit tables, agendas and task lists within M365 online mailbox, SharePoint sites and Teams chats. “Google Docs on steroids” indeed. Thankfully, the default OneDrive and SharePoint storage locations mean that existing preservation functionality covers new .Fluid files created by [...]

Incognito Does Not Mean What You Think It Means

Google’s definition of ‘private’ is slowly coming to light thanks to a $5B class action lawsuit and recent Congressional hearings. There seems to be some emails and second hand accounts supporting the assertion that Google executives were well aware of how the public might react if they found out that Google and other sites could still track user searches, URL’s and actions while in [...]

By |2021-09-27T10:36:44-05:00September 27th, 2021|Caselaw, Essay, Compliance, Privacy, Security|0 Comments

eDJ Brief: Ligl

When my old friend Michael Lappin took a role at Ligl (formerly Vertical Discovery) I knew that I needed to see what had lured him there. Ligl is providing what they call an ‘orchestration hub’ for corporate and firm eDiscovery teams. Despite MSFT’s efforts and the ongoing eDiscovery market consolidation, most of these teams are still cobbling together ‘Frankentech’ to track and manage their [...]

By |2021-09-20T13:43:13-05:00September 20th, 2021|Platform, Corporate, Essay, Collectors, Legal Holds, ESI Sources, Purchase|0 Comments
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