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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.

The Great Resignation, Return or Reshuffle? Part 2

A recent Zapier survey on the future of work polled 600 #knowledgeworkers from SMB companies. 64% said that remote work makes them more productive. While they feel more productive, how can remote professionals demonstrate that productivity without giving up their privacy?   The Great Reshuffle is about the evolving employee-employer relationship [...]

By |May 16th, 2022|Categories: Info Gov, Analytics, Corporate, Essay, Compliance, Privacy, Security, Content Management, ESI Sources|0 Comments

How Locked Down Are Your Users?

I have been alpha testing some new tech recently and ran into wildly different levels of user endpoint security across global enterprise environments. None of the endpoint security surveys I found included practical strategies and policy practices restricting user access to external cloud applications, browser extensions, desktop apps and mobile apps. [...]

By |May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Essay, Privacy, Security|0 Comments

The Great Resignation, Return or Reshuffle? Part 1

Microsoft’s 2022 Work Trend Index report should be a wake up for execs like JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon spouting, “We’re not going to pay your not to work in the office.” More than 31,000 respondents from 34 countries prove that “There’s no going back!” to pre-Pandemic Koyaanisquatsi cubicle work for professionals. The [...]

By |May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Info Gov, Essay, Collectors, Preservation, Legal Holds, Collection, Content Management|1 Comment

Contemplating Collaboration Components and Custodianship

Google Docs hit the consumer market in 2010, providing one of the first widely available web collaboration platforms that allowed multiple people to work on the same document simultaneously. The eDJ Group team monitored the slow adoption of GSuite by corporations and wondered when the use of web collaboration tech would [...]

By |April 18th, 2022|Categories: Essay, Content Management, ESI Sources|0 Comments

Did Pandemic WFH Kill MBWA?

Born in the 1980’s, Management by walking around (MBWA) always seemed to have noble aspirations and feet of clay. I am all in favor of execs and management descending from their office sanctorums to have meaningful bidirectional engagement with their direct reports, customers and such. All too often MBWA has been [...]

By |April 11th, 2022|Categories: Provider, Info Gov, Corporate, Essay|0 Comments

eDiscovery and New Cloud Apps

The Pandemic driven move to hybrid and remote work has created an explosion of apps addressing the myriad challenges facing digital professionals. Once upon a time I knew every search engine, indexing technology, task manager, note taking or similar productivity product on the market. Those days are long gone. Clients and [...]

By |April 4th, 2022|Categories: Info Gov, Essay, Content Management, ESI Sources, Purchase, Search|1 Comment

User Recommendations – Privacy Red Flag?

I spend a lot of time reading Microsoft’s Roadmap or listening to M365 related podcasts while I hike with our dogs (got to exercise the meat puppet). This addiction started when all of my clients were asking about the #eDiscovery/#Infogov implications of their impending or recent migration to the cloud. Better [...]

By |March 28th, 2022|Categories: Essay, Privacy, Search|0 Comments

LegalWeek 2022 eDJ Briefings – Take 2

Continuing my provider briefings from a hectic couple of days in NY. Enjoy. IPRO Dean Brown – CEO; Beckie Schuerenberg - Content Marketing Manager Dean Brown and ParkerGale Capital have transformed IPRO’s collection of overlapping #eDiscovery point products into a broader #InfoGov solution stack on a unified cloud architecture. IPRO seems [...]

By |March 24th, 2022|Categories: Platform, Analytics, Essay, Collectors, Content Management, Architecture, Search|0 Comments

LegalWeek 2022 eDJ Briefings – Take 1

For some of the new readers, eDJ Briefings are a chance to catch up with the latest from providers kind enough to sit down with me and talk candidly. At Legal Week I no longer do formal presentations or demos. Instead I ask execs to give me the top three points [...]

LegalWeek NY 2022 In the Bag

First and foremost, congratulations to ALM for managing to adapt, overcome and delivering the first real in-person legal technology industry conference since the pandemic hit. The sheer relief emanating from attendees was palpable. eDiscovery needed this glimpse of normalcy. Even delaying LegalWeek from February to March was a calculated risk. Mayor [...]

By |March 14th, 2022|Categories: United States, Essay, Market|0 Comments

I am a Nightmare on a Jury

A very young criminalist documenting a large seizure of cocaine 1990 Jury duty started bright and early at 8am. We all crowded in and waited as pools were selected and sent off to courts. I was prospective juror number 24 out of 54 (all that could be seated in [...]

By |March 7th, 2022|Categories: Essay|0 Comments

What Part of No Did You Not Get?

Back in 2008 Barry Murphy and myself were more than happy to host border ads on the original eDiscoveryJournal.com. Why not? In the decade that followed I came to understand the insidious nature of sponsors and the pressure that marketing budgets can apply. They provide revenue and expect/demand influence in exchange. [...]

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

Ready for LegalWeek NY 2022?

The Omicron @LegalWeek push back and my diving vacation killed my packed February briefing schedule. Fourteen days out I responded to a fresh batch of briefing/speaking requests and pinged some of my favorite folks to see if I could piece it back togeth er. Grateful that less that 24 hours later [...]

By |February 23rd, 2022|Categories: Caselaw, Regulations, Essay, Compliance, Privacy|0 Comments

Will We Use Our A.I. Superpowers for Good?

“ALPHA10X Emerges from Stealth With $9.4 Million In Seed Funding and Expands Leadership Team to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Life Sciences Investment” caught my attention. I am always interested in new applications of #ArtificialIntelligence and mistakenly thought that this startup applied analytics to medical research or patient outcomes. We are still [...]

By |February 2nd, 2022|Categories: Platform, Analytics, Essay, Tech|1 Comment

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