Lessons from the Secret Service Text Loss

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 [...]

eDiscovery Impact of M365 Records Management

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.

By |2022-07-12T12:20:41-05:00July 12th, 2022|Essay|0 Comments

Why Not Just Use Microsoft?

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 [...]

Barrera – Time to Update Corporate Travel Policies

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 [...]

Retaining Teams Meetings – Worth the Risk?

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 [...]

Everlaw AI Clustering – New World or New Take?

Everlaw’s announcement of a ‘New World of #ediscovery’ peaked my interest. Frankly, I have not been inspired by any concept analytics since @SkipWalter recruited me into Attenex 15+ years ago. At first glance, the new Everlaw concept clustering bears a lot of resemblance to Attenex Patterns. Is Everlaw’s new clustering revolutionary? Not in my opinion, but that does not lessen the potential market impact. [...]

By |2022-06-13T17:10:18-05:00June 13th, 2022|Essay, Analytics, Architecture|0 Comments

The Great Resignation, Return or Reshuffle? Part 2

A recent Zapier survey on the future of work polled 600 #knowledgeworkers from SMB companies. 64% said that remote work makes them more productive. While they feel more productive, how can remote professionals demonstrate that productivity without giving up their privacy?   The Great Reshuffle is about the evolving employee-employer relationship more than just where we perform that work. Monitoring utilization, security and work [...]

How Locked Down Are Your Users?

I have been alpha testing some new tech recently and ran into wildly different levels of user endpoint security across global enterprise environments. None of the endpoint security surveys I found included practical strategies and policy practices restricting user access to external cloud applications, browser extensions, desktop apps and mobile apps. I wrote a quick survey covering these and hope that you are as [...]

By |2022-05-03T16:19:10-05:00May 3rd, 2022|Essay, Privacy, Security|0 Comments

The Great Resignation, Return or Reshuffle? Part 1

Microsoft’s 2022 Work Trend Index report should be a wake up for execs like JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon spouting, “We’re not going to pay your not to work in the office.” More than 31,000 respondents from 34 countries prove that “There’s no going back!” to pre-Pandemic Koyaanisquatsi cubicle work for professionals. The job security bubble has burst and 52% of Gen Z/Mellennials are considering changing [...]

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