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Unlimited Mailboxes = Email Hoarding?

The pace of corporate migrations to Microsoft 365 (the new name for Office 365) has accelerated over the last nine years (2011 launch). I have supported these migrations of most of my long term clients with policy reviews, preservation audits, workflow adaptions and more. Two to five years post-migration my health [...]

By |November 30th, 2020|Categories: Info Gov, Analytics, Essay, Preservation, Legal Holds, Content Management, ESI Sources, Architecture, Purchase|0 Comments

Nuix 9x IPO – Almost the A-10-X Goal

I vividly recall my first briefing with Nuix’s dynamic duo, Eddie and Morgan Sheehy. Of course, it happened at a LTNY (probably 2009, but they all blur together). That was shortly after we had converted the eDiscovery Journal from editorial press into the eDJ Group market analyst model. I was impressed [...]

By |November 17th, 2020|Categories: Platform, Analytics, Essay, Collectors, Asia Pacific, Processing, Purchase|0 Comments

eDiscovery Journal – Six Month Thank You

Taking Stock I have published 34 blogs and 49 news commentaries since relaunching the eDiscovery Journal six months ago. That exceeds my weekly goals of 1+ blogs and 1-2+ commentaries. The weekly digest gets a 40% read rate with a constant trickle of new subscribers. I am happy with the volume [...]

By |November 13th, 2020|Categories: Essay|0 Comments

eDJBrief: ActiveNav – Data Mapping As A Service

ActiveNav (formerly Active Navigation founded 2008) is a cloud-based solution that inventories your on-prem/cloud data stores to an actionable dashboard and automated workflows. It is being offered at  relatively low subscription rates directly from ActiveNav or bundled into a managed service package with one of their partners. Branded as Data Mapping [...]

By |November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Essay|0 Comments

eDJBrief: Relativity & Microsoft 365

With Microsoft retiring their Advanced eDiscovery v.1, some related PowerShell cmdlets and soon the Core eDiscovery interface, I asked the Relativity team for a briefing on how these changes might affect my clients using RelativityOne for in-place holds and collections. Overall I am happy to understand that the Microsoft-Relativity relationship is [...]

By |October 30th, 2020|Categories: Platform, Essay, Collectors, Preservation, Legal Holds, Collection, ESI Sources|0 Comments

eDiscovery Webinar Overload?

You would think that someone who used to generate substantial revenue organizing and hosting webinars would embrace the flood of new webinars and virtual conferences that this pandemic has unleashed on our Inboxes. Not so much in my case. We are all trying to cope with the rapid ups and downs [...]

By |October 26th, 2020|Categories: Essay|0 Comments

eDJ Brief: – What is your Deliver SLA?

I had a good briefing with Binfer’s head of sales, Nate Van Drunen, earlier this week. provides secured (AES 256) direct transfer of large files. I have spent this week back in the client trenches subbing in for a lit support manager. That has been a timely reminder of the [...]

By |October 24th, 2020|Categories: Provider, Corporate, Essay, Firm, Government, Content Management, Architecture|0 Comments

eDJ Brief: Logikcull’s InHouse2020 – Evolving DIY eDiscovery

Having been off the ‘speaker circuit’ for the last couple years, I have had a hard time prioritizing virtual conferences while focused on relaunching the eDiscovery Journal. Logikcull asked for me to cover their InHouse 2020 virtual networking event and frankly some of the corporate focused sessions looked interesting. Between accepting [...]

By |October 13th, 2020|Categories: Platform, Essay, Legal Holds, SMB|0 Comments

You Must Export Your Advanced eDiscovery v.1.0 Matters by Dec. 30 2020

If you somehow missed the September 11, 2020 announcement (MC223426) or January’s (MC199461) admin message, Microsoft has now effectively disabled any legal matters you have in the original Advanced eDiscovery (designated v1.0). You can manually export the data, but I have yet to find any reports or convenience features that would [...]

By |October 5th, 2020|Categories: Platform, Analytics, Essay, Collection, Processing, Analysis, Review, Production|0 Comments

eDiscovery Impact of Roadmap Teams Features

My peer Tom O’Connor spotted this post Ignite 2020 Microsoft announcement of upcoming new Teams functionality. These remind me of the recent online Word transcript feature, useful for end users and a potential headache for eDiscovery practitioners. Despite O365’s Advanced eDiscovery module, Microsoft has always focused first on end user functionality [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Categories: Essay, Collection, Processing, Analysis, ESI Sources, Review, Production, Management|0 Comments

Who is Hiding Your COVID-19 Guideline Cheese?

I recently challenged eDiscovery providers with cloud collection and review solutions to start tracking the CDC and OSHA websites giving the official safety guidelines for business reopening. Since then, news outlets have clear evidence that those CDC guidelines have been changed in response to political pressure. While keeping eDJ discussions apolitical, [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Categories: Info Gov, Analytics, Essay, Collectors, Preservation, Collection|0 Comments

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