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M365 Advanced eDiscovery Spring Update

Microsoft’s Information & Protection teams are rolling out Advanced eDiscovery(AED) updates at a remarkable rate. The product team’s April 7th webinar and presentation deck has not yet been published, but I wanted to share some perspectives on how these updates may impact AED users. The pandemic has driven E5 license upgrades and features to support remote employees, which makes AED usage more practical for [...]

A Different Perspective on eDiscovery Market Size

eDiscovery Related Markets My thanks to the peers who took the time to question my belief that the eDiscovery market has always been undervalued or mis-defined in annual market sizing reports. I do not doubt the effort and diligence of analysts, marketing teams and consultants who have aggregated public and best available private revenue numbers from eDiscovery tech and service companies. Instead, [...]

By |2021-04-06T11:13:15-05:00April 6th, 2021|Essay, Services, Global, SMB, Market, Purchase|0 Comments

What Silver Lake’s Rumored $3.6B Relativity Investment Means to eDiscovery

I believe that Silver Lake’s reported $3.6B pre-IPO minority investment in Relativity means that every analyst firm sizing of the core eDiscovery market is and always has been dead wrong. My friend Rob Robinson conveniently publishes an annual eDiscovery Market Size Mashup averaging all the published analyst numbers together. These wise and trained market analyst projections average just $3.76B for 2021 eDiscovery software and $7.63B in services. Really? Maybe [...]

By |2021-04-02T11:07:24-05:00April 2nd, 2021|Provider, Essay, Corporate, Global, Market, Purchase|0 Comments

Sanctions for eDiscovery Incompetence – Finally

Disdain and frustration fills the 256 page opinion from US District Judge Iain D. Johnston sanctioning defense counsel and defendant. The Gibbons Law Alert summary manages to convey some of this, rightfully calling it “a veritable Keystone Kops series of discovery errors and misrepresentations spanning several years.” Judge Johnston’s righteous ire over counsel’s ‘indifference’ and ‘incompetence’ regarding the defendant’s behavior that resulted in incomplete [...]

By |2021-03-30T10:55:40-05:00March 30th, 2021|Caselaw, Essay, Preservation, Compliance, Collection|2 Comments

Cracks in Relativity’s Market Dominance?

Reveal-Brainspace continues to make traction with eDiscovery service providers. Onboarding 25 new partners in a single quarter speaks volumes and requires a mature partnership engine. UnitedLex was a Relativity Best in Service partner as recently as 2016. In fact, they are still a Relativity Certified Partner. With large discovery matters lasting 2-4 years, most clients prefer to let them age off a platform rather [...]

By |2021-03-25T11:04:59-05:00March 25th, 2021|Platform, Provider, Analytics, News, Analysis, Review, Purchase|0 Comments

Aryaka Global WAN Report Take-Aways

What can a 1,350 global enterprise survey tell us about the evolving composition and location of ESI? Although Araka’s fifth annual survey is focused on WAN and security infrastructure, it contains nuggets with eDiscovery impact. Over 80% of respondents expect more than 25% of workers to remain remote, confirming that the hybrid work environment is here to stay. 46% of respondents have deployed over [...]

By |2021-03-23T15:30:21-05:00March 23rd, 2021|Essay, Global, ESI Sources, Architecture|0 Comments

M365 AED Collections – Not Actually Collected

The latest update to the M365 Advanced eDiscovery console is on their way to your or your client’s tenant. While this change seems to be primarily cosmetic (renaming Searches to Collections tab), there are some important things going on under the surface. In my recent blog on Handling M365 Unindexed Content I explained how AED automatically processes and reindexes partially or unindexed items placed [...]

Reveal 10.1 – Maturity & Performance Features

In our Agile sprint driven cloud platform world major release versions usually deliver brand new workflows, UI changes or architecture updates. The Reveal 10.1 release notes detail a lot of relatively small changes aimed at improving usability and review performance. As a former product manager, I would have called this Reveal 9.3, but point releases tend to get lost in the marketing noise. While [...]

By |2021-03-18T14:41:57-05:00March 18th, 2021|News, Review, Production|0 Comments

New Partnership Expands BONG Report Coverage, Audience and Resources

Just a quick congratulations to my friends Jonathan Maas and Rob Robinson for the new partnership with Project Counsel Media. There is a lot of noise and marketing fluff filling your inbox and social media feeds these days. My goal with eDJ News Briefs was to add perspective to high value items, very similar to what Jonathan has been doing with his BONG report. [...]

By |2021-03-12T12:16:26-06:00March 12th, 2021|Regulations, Europe, News|0 Comments

Still Using Concordance? CloudNine has a Free Update for You!

Three years ago CloudNine bought Concordance, LAW and EDA from LexisNexis, essentially rescuing those products from fading into obscurity. I had a great interview with Brad Jenkins in which he laid out his plans to revitalize these traditional desktop eDiscovery apps and integrate them into the CloudNine Review™ platform. It is nice to see Concordance get a real feature release after years of neglect. [...]

By |2021-03-11T11:44:51-06:00March 11th, 2021|Investigation, News, Processing, Review|0 Comments
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