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eDiscovery Journal essays by Greg Buckles, peers and anyone else who is willing to speak their personal truth from the eDiscovery trenches. Validated members are encouraged to join the discussion.

eDJ Brief: Redgrave Data

I met with Dave Lewis (Chief Scientific Officer) and Mark Noel (CIO) to explore Redgrave Data since its launch in January by five well known eDiscovery experts. Defining Redgrave Data Our industry is filled with technology and service companies spun off from successful law firms. Despite the name and law firm [...]

By |October 4th, 2022|Categories: Essay|0 Comments

Airlines: J-I-T = Instability

Warning - non-eDiscovery and possible rant follows I was really looking forward to ILTACON 2022. I invested days scheduling and preparing to transform my usual hectic briefings into truly ‘Well Formed Meetings’ using KnowNow to research and build focused, purposeful agendas with 20+ market leading companies over two days.  As a frequent [...]

By |August 25th, 2022|Categories: Essay|2 Comments

ILTACON 2022 – Take Two

My birthday present? 12 hours of airport frustration trying to get to ILTACON until United fessed up that everything going east was cancelled. Now staying over to Thursday when I eventually join you all late tomorrow. Who knows, the chaos factor may give me floor and social time? See you all [...]

By |August 22nd, 2022|Categories: Essay|0 Comments

RelativityOne Looking Upstream – No More User Fees

In Q4, Relativity is dropping the per user license fees (~$100/month/user) for new and renewing RelativityOne customers. They are also rolling the Relativity Legal Hold into the existing data tier license model. I asked Relativity what is driving this change and how the market should interpret it ahead of the announcement. [...]

By |August 22nd, 2022|Categories: Essay|2 Comments

ILTACON 2022 – Briefing Overload and Sessions to Catch

Thank you all for officially overbooking my 48 hours of ILTACON. I wanted to share all the great sessions that I now cannot attend and ask you to send me your pics, highlights, notes and open questions for my post-show blogs. After years of sorting through biz cards I have finally [...]

By |August 18th, 2022|Categories: Essay|0 Comments

Citizen Developers – eDiscovery Nightmare?

Understanding Microsoft’s vision and roadmap has been one of my greatest challenges at KnowNow. The key has been #Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s pivot to the cloud and Microsoft 365 as infrastructure. Nadella laid out his vision of ‘Citizen Developers’ using Low Code/No Code (LCNC) tools to create business applications in his [...]

By |August 8th, 2022|Categories: Platform, Essay, Content Management, ESI Sources|0 Comments

My Last Startup – Know-Now.io

I launched my first tech startup in 1988. In the decades since I have been part of many others with various degrees of success and failure. During the Pandemic Pause, my mentor Skip Walter recruited me for one last ride to deliver eDiscovery analytics to knowledge artisans, the digital ronin of [...]

By |August 1st, 2022|Categories: Essay|0 Comments

Secret Service Self Preservation?

Legal hold notification and custodial manual preservation of potential evidence was standard practice before complex digital systems became the primary sources. Many companies still rely on ‘do not delete’ hold instructions for mobile devices and cloud systems lacking central search, hold and collection capabilities. This approach may be appropriate in low-risk [...]

See You at ILTACON 2022?

I continue to slowly getting back into the conference circuit and will be covering ITLACON 2022. So I am scheduling provider briefings and peer discussions for at least August 23-24 so far. Grab a slot or shoot me a note if you prefer to just chat after hours. And guess what [...]

By |July 19th, 2022|Categories: Essay|0 Comments

Lessons from the Secret Service Text Loss

Software and hardware migrations happen. They should not result in the loss of information potentially relevant to known or reasonably anticipated legal matters. The Secret Service says that they ‘lost’ text data from January 5-6, 2021 in a long planned “system migration”. While it now appears that some or all of [...]

By |July 18th, 2022|Categories: Essay, Corporate, Preservation, Government, Content Management|0 Comments

eDiscovery Impact of M365 Records Management

Increasing numbers of large enterprise customers are evaluating or using Microsoft Purview’s Record Management functionality directly or through integrated partner #InfoGov platforms like Gimmal or Veritas. Recent engagements have had me elbow deep in all the new Purview information governance features. I thought I should write a high-level summary of how some of these features might impact eDiscovery downstream to add value and avoid some potential gotchas.

By |July 12th, 2022|Categories: Essay|0 Comments

Why Not Just Use Microsoft?

Microsoft’s transformation from on-premise enterprise to global cloud omni-platform has CXO’s asking “Why not just use Microsoft?” As a former product manager (mid-2000’s) for enterprise #Infogov and #ediscovery products that delivered mature features and clear ROI it was easy to answer that question. Now that Microsoft’s portfolio seems to check every [...]

Barrera – Time to Update Corporate Travel Policies

The Inspector General’s seizure of John Eastman’s phone should be a wakeup call for corporate legal and security stakeholders. US v. Barrera ruling in 2019 opened the door for law enforcement to use biometrics (face or fingerprints) to unlock a seized personal device. Every domestic or foreign customs agent just added [...]

By |June 28th, 2022|Categories: Corporate, Investigation, Essay, Collectors, Preservation, Collection|0 Comments

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