Did the Secret Service Just Dump Tuck the Jan. 6 Committee?

In the bad old days before eDiscovery tools, it was a common defense tactic to ‘dump truck’ a small plaintiff with literal trailer loads of bankers boxes filled with irrelevant paper. Given that Liz Cheney knows the rough page count of the Secret Service production, it was printed to paper or images before being produced. Why not just produce the native Electronically Stored Information [...]

By |2022-09-26T16:28:05-05:00September 26th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Relativity Contracts

Relativity is clearly looking upstream to expand their position from the dominant large matter review platform to apply legal technology to broader enterprise information governance usage cases. Waiving user fees and rolling Legal Hold into the RelativityOne data subscription allows litigation adjacent stakeholders to use the platform without monthly overhead. 2018’s Relativity Trace offering marked entry into the risk management and compliance market. I [...]

By |2022-09-19T15:25:11-05:00September 19th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Detecting the Departing

The article gives some excellent caselaw consequences that should nudge corporate legal to reassess their employee departure policies and remedies available when data walks out the door. As I mentioned in my recent blog covering M365 Records Management, #Microsoft is adding a ‘Leavers’ classifier to public preview for premium E5 license customers.

Pre-Post Pandemic eDiscovery Price Trends

My thanks to Rob for this aggregate perspective of his ongoing pricing surveys. I thought that I would highlight or interpret some trends in light of pre-post pandemic impact. Overall Collection Costs: Clear rise in analyst rates in response to the tightening labor market. I would also posit that the explosion of remote/mobile employees contributes to the impact with more complex data types. Overall [...]

By |2022-06-06T14:23:52-05:00June 6th, 2022|Provider, News, Purchase|0 Comments

Real World eDiscovery Wisdom from Digital Mountain

#2 – What is interesting to me is how customers focus on negotiating lower processing/hosting prices while ancillary tech/service prices (collections, analytics, classification/organization, productions, etc.) are often ignored. I do ROI reports based on the true TCO per matter/custodian/GB to get a better measurement. Overall I agree that the $/GB has been steadily dropping for the last 20 years. #5 – I am not [...]

By |2022-05-31T16:28:27-05:00May 31st, 2022|Provider, News, Collectors, ESI Sources|0 Comments

The Great Return – Just Say No

Love the first-person perspective on being ordered back to work. “No.” Hubbard also lays out a pretty good set of requirements for companies to keep remote work sustainable. The key seems to be building and keeping open communications going between management and remote professionals.

By |2022-05-17T10:39:14-05:00May 17th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Networking or Marketing Platform

Nice breakdown of all the annoying and non-professional post types and why LinkedIn is no longer an actual professional networking site. I have to admit that I mainly use it as a dynamic address book to track all my highly mobile peers. Thanks to @SkipWalter for the link.

By |2022-05-17T10:40:19-05:00May 17th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Zoom Boom: Great Name for the Explosion of Meeting ESI Content

Amongst the rest of Wendell’s 2022 eDiscovery trends is the Pandemic WFH driven explosion of online meeting content. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Zoom has grown from 10M to 300M daily users and Teams from 20M to 250M+ monthly users. My best recovering-analyst interpretation of this growth and Zoom’s recent slump is that Zoom’s usability gave them the edge in the B2C market [...]

By |2022-01-20T09:40:56-06:00January 20th, 2022|News, ESI Sources|0 Comments

Videos Gone in 60 Seconds (Days): Teams Meeting Recordings

Just a quick update as MSFT continues to consolidate storage architectures and change defaults. Per Roadmap 84580 this change will be rolled out next month.  I rarely see legal holds issued for meetings that occurred within the last 2 months, so conservative or regulated companies should extend the default retention period for TMRs to match your current base retention period. I am sure that [...]

By |2021-08-03T13:27:10-05:00August 3rd, 2021|News, Legal Holds, Content Management, ESI Sources|0 Comments

IPRO-ZyLAB: Further eDiscovery Consolidation

Yet another acquisition in the accelerating consolidation of the eDiscovery market space. In this case there is some functional overlap offset by clear differentiation in solution strengths. In my opinion, both players peaked early in the eDiscovery market and were being left behind until recently. Maybe the ParkerGale Capital money and guidance will forge a real competitor to the evolving Relativity-Reveal-Exterro battle royal.  For [...]

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