Migrated from eDJGroupInc.com. Author: Greg Buckles. Published: 2017-05-02 20:00:00Format, images and links may no longer function correctly. 

My thanks for the comments and reposts of yesterday’s blog covering the ongoing lawsuit between two of our industries largest global service providers. Read my blog (or better yet, go get the complaint from PACER) to get the allegations and the potential impact to provider non-compete clauses, security practices and even customers who may get caught up in the fight. A reader asked why they had not seen the case reported in any of their news feeds or media subscriptions. I would have missed this case if a peer had not sent me the cite. All of this begs the question, “Why are the media companies with names that include ‘News’ not covering this multi-million dollar dispute?”

My unfiltered opinion is that these media companies are actually marketing companies who generate sponsored content rather than actual news organizations. Barry Murphy and myself started the eDiscovery Journal back in 2008 because we wanted to speak truth to eDiscovery practitioners. Eventually we shut down our market analyst-news division when we were unable to grow it on direct-to-consumer subscriptions. Do you pay for your eDiscovery periodicals and research reports? I did not think so. So ask yourself who pays to generate that content?  Ask why your media sources might be afraid to publish anything that their largest sponsors might not like. As a very sharp GC once said to me, “Sometimes it is not what they say, but what they avoid saying that tells the true story.”

So thank you all for the words of encouragement and for reposting my opinions. As the eDJ site has now returned to being my pulpit and research engine for my solo consulting practice, I invite you to publish your unbiased opinions and real content to your peers.

Stay skeptical my friends!

Greg Buckles wants your feedback, questions or project inquiries at Greg@eDJGroupInc.com. Contact him directly for a free 15 minute ‘Good Karma’ call. He solves problems and creates eDiscovery solutions for enterprise and law firm clients. His active research topics include analytics, mobile device discovery, the discovery impact of the cloud, Microsoft’s Office 365/2013 eDiscovery Center and multi-matter discovery. Recent consulting engagements include managing preservation during enterprise migrations, legacy tape eliminations, retention enablement and many more.

Greg’s blog perspectives are personal opinions and should not be interpreted as a professional judgment. Greg is no longer a journalists and all perspectives are based on best public information. Blog content is neither approved nor reviewed by any providers prior to being posted. Do you want to share your own perspective? eDJ Group is looking for practical, professional informative perspectives free of marketing fluff, hidden agendas or personal/product bias. Outside blogs will clearly indicate the author, company and any relevant affiliations. 

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