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 as soon as the weather and airlines allow.
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. Relativity indicated that the primary drivers were the rapid growth of RelativityOne law firm [...]
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 joined the electronic contact age. Wave me down with your phone out and I [...]
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 2017 book, Hit Refresh. eDiscovery tools and practitioners are already struggling to keep up [...]
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 the gig economy. Know-now has evolved into a personal, portable knowledge management portal that [...]
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 civil matters without any known bad actors or possible criminal elements. I cannot imagine [...]
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 Reveal-Brainspace delivered as a 6-month present for spending some time in their booth? Just [...]
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 the lost texts may be recovered and produced, the failure of preservation process has [...]
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.
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