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Everlaw AI Clustering – New World or New Take?

Everlaw’s announcement of a ‘New World of #ediscovery’ peaked my interest. Frankly, I have not been inspired by any concept analytics since @SkipWalter recruited me into Attenex 15+ years ago. At first glance, the new Everlaw concept clustering bears a lot of resemblance to Attenex Patterns. Is Everlaw’s new clustering revolutionary? Not in my opinion, but that does not lessen the potential market impact. Everlaw’s [...]

By |June 13th, 2022|Categories: Analytics, Essay, Architecture|0 Comments

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 more than just where we perform that work. Monitoring utilization, security and work impact [...]

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. I wrote a quick survey covering these and hope that you are as interested [...]

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 job security bubble has burst and 52% of Gen Z/Mellennials are considering changing jobs [...]

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 seriously impact significant #eDiscovery collections. It took the Pandemic and Microsoft SharePoint-OneDrive(SPOD) sharing to [...]

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 nothing more than cubicle stalking and making sure that everyone looks busy. While discussing [...]

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 peers regularly ask my opinion of tools that I have never heard of. I [...]

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 to be ahead of them than constantly saying, “I will find out and get [...]

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 to have integrated the NetGovern and ZyLab to broaden the platform to straddle the [...]

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 they would like to convey to you and the market. We sometimes get off [...]

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