Historical Essays

Historical Essays2024-01-12T09:40:35-06:00

Historical eDJ Group essays from 2008-2018 have been migrated from the formal eDiscovery analyst site. Formatting, links and embedded images may be lost or corrupted in the migration. The legal technology market and practice has evolved rapidly and all historical content by eDJ analysts and guest authors were based on best knowledge when written and peer reviewed. This older content has been preserved for context and cannot be quoted or otherwise cited without written permission.

ECA: The High-End of Legal Decision Support

Migrated from eDJGroupInc.com. Author: Barry Murphy. Published: 2010-01-26 23:07:42  If the term Early Case Assessment (ECA) causes you to roll your eyes and reach for a copy of your JD/MBA buzzword bingo sheet, you’re not alone. ECA is a term thrown around by technology providers ranging from email archiving vendors to actual document review vendors.  But, just this once, let the marketing hypesters off [...]

Think Email Archiving Is Dead? Think Again.

Migrated from eDJGroupInc.com. Author: Barry Murphy. Published: 2010-01-30 13:01:03  Much to my surprise, there are many who believe that the email archiving market is dying fast.  As evidence, they point to:The introduction of Microsoft Exchange 2010 with native archiving capabilitiesThe struggles of pure-play archiving vendors to compete with larger vendors like Symantec and the aforementioned Exchange 2010The substitution of collection appliances and/or search tools [...]

LegalTech Impressions – Day 1

Migrated from eDJGroupInc.com. Author: Barry Murphy. Published: 2010-02-02 06:39:40  LegalTech New York is appropriately scheduled early in the year.  Optimism is high, marketing budgets flush, and sales plans are bullish.  In the past, LegalTech has tended to be blustery.  Too many vendors put out meaningless press releases in an effort to drum up buzz.  Too much of the content focused on law firms (though, [...]

Legal Hold Is The Sum Of Many Parts

As a result of the potential for significant sanctions, one of the first information governance initiatives organizations seek to implement is legal hold – or litigation hold (yet another example of how much confusing industry jargon is out there). Implemented well, legal hold can help an organization avoid sanctions and improve both the efficacy and efficiency of downstream eDiscovery activities – collection, processing, and review.

The State of eDiscovery on the Web

The final result was an initial list of 543 sites that met my fairly strict requirements. That means that almost 95% of sites were only vaguely related to our industry or practice. No wonder webinars, conferences and training organizations are getting decent attendance. If you do not already know what you are looking for, your odds of finding it are pretty slim or you are in for a lot of surfing.

LTNY 2010 Part 1 – Times They Are A’Changing

“What positive impact?” you ask. It seems that when times get tough, good companies get busy and the others go out of business. Every booth that I visited trotted out new features, licensing options and a better overall understanding of the customer’s needs. The economic pressure cooker seems to have sounded the wake up call to service and technology providers alike. What impressed me the most was that everyone was able to express a consistent value proposition message. Many still have technology flaws and poor usability, but they are becoming aware of the user’s context and can present their offerings within some kind of usage scenario.

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