Legal Hold Platforms: And Then There Were None

Remember when Exterro, Zapproved, Atlas and few others were specialized Legal Hold SaaS point products? They made traction with corporate legal departments at $50-100k+ annual subscriptions. Then every eDiscovery platform and M365 added simple Legal Hold notification features to check that RFP box. Exterro made the move into processing and review before Zapproved, but Zapproved always had better, simpler usability in the RFPs I [...]

By |2023-01-25T14:48:58-06:00January 25th, 2023|Platform, News, Legal Holds|0 Comments

Mike Gamson’s Great Resignation – Well Done

It seems that the Pandemic taught even CEO’s that it is okay to step back and reevaluate their futures. Some might interpret Mike Gamson relinquishing the CEO role as a sign that Relativity’s dominance of the eDiscovery platform market may be slipping. I see an executive who achieved his vision with an investment deal that pushed Relativity’s valuation to $3.6 billion and completed 3 [...]

By |2022-11-17T10:59:24-06:00November 17th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Cloud Search Thru the API Keyhole

Stephen Arnold does a good job reality checking cloud system search and reviewing an interesting article on Google search. In the early days of eDiscovery, I learned the hard way that not all search engines or collection types returned accurate, complete results. eDiscovery marketing messaging has highlighted the gaps and limitations of native enterprise and archive search. Today I see those same eDiscovery platforms [...]

By |2022-10-12T15:46:46-05:00October 12th, 2022|News|0 Comments

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, Collectors, News, 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
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