Migrated from eDJGroupInc.com. Author: Greg Buckles. Published: 2014-04-13 20:00:00Format, images and links may no longer function correctly. 

While reviewing the results of ongoing eDJ polls, I spotted a couple interesting items that I wanted to share and discuss. First of all, thank you for taking our short polls for premium access. The new system is working great and the number of Participating members is going up every week. Validated non-provider members can take a 5 question poll to get immediate access to research reports, survey results, eDJ Notes and more. We are about ready to close down the Cloud Adoption poll and should have a new Analytic Adoption poll up in the next week or so. Here are insights from our 3 active polls:

2014 Mobile Discovery Poll – BYOD Impact on Phone Seizure

This just launched and we have only had 11 responses so far. I thought it interesting to see how the preservation/collection methods have changed in just a year. 7.9% of 2013 respondents relied on custodians to preserve mobile device content. My hope is that everyone now understands that the dynamic nature of these devices makes it almost impossible for a user to do. With the rapid proliferation of BYOD policies, we are also seeing a reduction in device seizures.

Cloud Adoption Poll – Rapid eDiscovery Center uptake

During my recent HALSM presentation on Office 365 Discovery, one statistic really jumped out from the ongoing Cloud Adoption poll. The new Microsoft eDiscovery Center is barely a year old and has not even had any major service packs or new patches. Yet almost 32% of respondents (n=22 to date) have already used the eDiscovery Center for preservation or collection of email or SharePoint files. That is an amazing adoption curve given that typical Microsoft customers will wait for the first service pack before even installing new releases. No one wants to encounter that first batch of bugs. Maybe it is the relative lack of SharePoint discovery tools that is driving this rapid adoption? I have done recent RFP support projects and written a blog breaking down the available tools, but a free tool for in-place selective preservation is hard to argue with.


eDJ Member Site Poll – eDJ Notes Explained

Thanks to everyone for all the kind words on the site and content. We are here to stay and hope to implement some of your priority requests soon.  One question jumped out to me and I wanted to take this opportunity to do a bit of reader education around our eDJ Notes that were implemented earlier this year. The eDJ Matrix database currently has profiles on 476 providers with 881 offerings. Of those, I only consider about 200 providers to be key market players in our different solution categories. eDJ profiles and Matrix comparisons consist of objective feature and offering aspects. eDJ Notes are our private research notes and perspective commentary that give you our subjective insight. These eDJ Notes are sent to provider listing owners for a fact check and feedback before they are published. The idea is to give you access to our live perspective as we monitor press releases, encounter products in the field and do yearly briefings on new versions.


So that is my quick outtakes from the ongoing polls. I encourage you to log in (it is easy to reset your password) and check your membership level. Basic members must complete your minimal profile (mainly select your market role) to become Validated. Non-providers can immediately take a poll to get 30 days of premium access. So take a poll and see how you stack up.

Greg Buckles can be reached at Greg@eDJGroupInc.com for offline comment, questions or consulting. His active research topics include mobile device discovery, the discovery impact of the cloud, Microsoft’s 2013 eDiscovery Center and multi-matter discovery. Recent consulting engagements include managing preservation during enterprise migrations, legacy tape eliminations, retention enablement and many more. 

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