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From Classification to Coding: Three Quick Qualification Questions (Cartoon and Clip)

From Classification to Coding: Three Quick Qualification Questions (Cartoon and Clip)

Daily we read, see, and hear more and more about how technology is changing the game of document classification and revolutionizing document review. While there may be evidence that new data governance and discovery technologies can absolutely change current approaches to document classification and review, it is important to remember that technology is only as good as its ability to be delivered, managed, and supported by vendors and integrators.


Is There Such a Thing as Unstructured Data? A Short List of 10 Definitions (Cartoon and Clip)

Is There Such a Thing as Unstructured Data? A Short List of 10 Definitions (Cartoon and Clip)

While some may dispute the existence of unstructured data, definitions for the term “unstructured data” do exist. This week our cartoon and clip provides a quick look at how people convey meaning in different ways (cartoon) and provides a short list of definitions for the term “unstructured data” (clip).


9 Subjective Considerations for Assessing Information Governance Vendors

9 Subjective Considerations for Assessing Information Governance Vendors

The focus on the technology and talent elements of an information governance vendor’s capability is certainly warranted as these elements ultimately provide the cutting edge for the knife of task execution. However, just as there is much more to the utility of a knife than its edge (especially if you want to use it more than once), there are additional areas worthy of consideration in vendor selection if one is considering the long term strategic utility and viability of a vendor.


Predictive Coding: A Non All Inclusive Working List of Technologies

Predictive Coding: A Non All Inclusive Working List of Technologies

With the growing use of predictive coding in the legal arena today, it appears that it is increasingly more important for eDiscovery professionals to have a general understanding of the potential algorithm approaches that may be implemented by eDiscovery providers to enable predictive coding.


Now How Do You Influence Customer Behavior? Emotions and Logic

Now How Do You Influence Customer Behavior?  Emotions and Logic

In order to influence a customer, it is prudent to first become familiar with the components of customer behavior. There are both emotional and logical elements to client decisions –– and the impact of these elements changes over time.


A Short List of eDiscovery Investors

A Short List of eDiscovery Investors

Provided is a short list of 30+ investment organizations that have funded eDiscovery-related companies between 2009 and today. The list is non-comprehensive and is based on industry mergers, acquisitions and investment tracking by ComplexDiscovery.


Issues and Trends in E-Discovery and Information Governance

Issues and Trends in E-Discovery and Information Governance

As lawyers, we hear a lot about the technological advances in e-discovery and information governance. How do you describe the current state of e-discovery from an opportunity and growth perspective, and how does this market opportunity impact the pulse rate of mergers, acquisitions, and investments? For lawyers purchasing e-discovery packages, there are several types of vendors and pricing models, and they need to be asking the right questions. What does the data governance solution need to do, how much does it cost, what are the time constraints, and how complex is the system?


Got Relativity? A Quick Reference to 100+ Hosting and Consulting Partners

Got Relativity? A Quick Reference to 100+ Hosting and Consulting Partners

Since its 2007 introduction, kCura’s Relativity product has become one of the world’s leading attorney review platforms. One of the elements of Relativity’s strong growth and marketplace acceptance has been kCura’s focus on and support of partnerships. Provided as a by-product of review platform research and presented in the form of a simple and sortable table is an aggregation of kCura Premium Hosting Partners and Consulting Partners.


An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup: 2013-2018 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup:  2013-2018 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

Taken from a combination of public market sizing estimations as shared in leading electronic discovery reports, publications and posts over time, the following eDiscovery Market Size Mashup shares general worldwide market sizing considerations for both the software and service areas of the electronic discovery market for the years between 2013 and 2018.


The Operational Center of Gravity of eDiscovery Providers: A Look at 130+ Vendors

The Operational Center of Gravity of eDiscovery Providers: A Look at 130+ Vendors

With a desire to increase the understanding of those considering engaging with eDiscovery vendors, provided is a simple subjective analysis of the operational center of gravity for approximately 130 providers.


Got Information Governance? A Short List of Enablers

Got Information Governance? A Short List of Enablers

Based on a compilation of research from analyst firms and industry expert reports in the information governance arena, the following short list of enablers highlights companies and firms that may be useful in the consideration of information governance products and services.


Information Governance and eDiscovery: How Does Your Vendor Deal With Non-Textual Files?

Information Governance and eDiscovery: How Does Your Vendor Deal With Non-Textual Files?

Good vendors share what they know they see. Great vendors share what they may not see so you can make informed decisions as to risk and exposure.


101+ eDiscovery Resources: An Abridged Overview (Updated)

101+ eDiscovery Resources: An Abridged Overview (Updated)

Designed to provide a salient starting point for individuals seeking information related to the field of eDiscovery, this abridged overview of eDiscovery resources provides readers with a non-comprehensive listing of key industry informational resources.


Three Decision Drivers in eDiscovery Sourcing: Cost, Time and Complexity

Three Decision Drivers in eDiscovery Sourcing:  Cost, Time and Complexity

Balancing the business drivers of cost, time, and complexity in the conduct of electronic discovery continues to be one of the greatest challenges faced by electronic discovery practitioners today.


13 Years of eDiscovery – A Quick Merger, Acquisition and Investment Update

13 Years of eDiscovery - A Quick Merger, Acquisition and Investment Update

Provided as a non-comprehensive overview of over 100 key and publicly announced eDiscovery related mergers, acquisitions and investments since 2001, the following listing highlights key industry activities through the lens of announcement date, acquired company, acquiring or investing company and acquisition amount (if known).


Considering Marketing? Strategic, Operational and Tactical Considerations

Considering Marketing? Strategic, Operational and Tactical Considerations

Organizations that achieve and maintain strategic, operational and tactical marketing alignment can significantly increase the influence their organization has on their target market.


An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup: 2012-2017 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup:  2012-2017 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

Taken from a combination of public market sizing estimations as shared in leading electronic discovery reports, publications and posts over time, the following eDiscovery Market Size Mashup shares general worldwide market sizing considerations for both the software and service areas of the electronic discovery market for the years between 2012 and 2017.


Does Privacy Matter? The Dark Side of the Force

Does Privacy Matter? The Dark Side of the Force

The gathering and use of information to help achieve personal and professional objectives has been a task executed by individuals and organizations from the beginning of time. However, with the advent of tools and technologies that can greatly accelerate this gathering and use of information, it is increasingly important that one considers not only the positive things that can be accomplished from the greater understanding derived from increased information access, but also considers the potential dark side usage of this increased information access.


Drunks, DNA and Data Transfer Risk in eDiscovery

Drunks, DNA and Data Transfer Risk in eDiscovery

Just as there are many tasks in electronic discovery, many times there are multiple technologies and platforms involved in the complete electronic discovery process. When there are multiple technologies and platforms involved, data must be transferred from disparate technologies and/or platforms to other disparate technologies and/or platforms. This data transfer can be considered a risk factor that affects the overall electronic discovery process.


Focus, Influence, Frequency and Synchronization: Considering Social Media

Focus, Influence, Frequency and Synchronization: Considering Social Media

In today’s “sound-bite” environment in which professional organizations compete for client attention through a variety of conduits and communications, it is increasingly important for marketing and sales leaders to consider and coordinate the use of all communications and communications tools in order to maximize impact and influence on potential clients.


eDiscovery Vendor Viability: Comparisons Beyond Technology and Talent

eDiscovery Vendor Viability: Comparisons Beyond Technology and Talent

eDiscovery is rife with risk. Multiple parties, multiple jurisdictions, multiple ESI formats, multiple technologies and multiple vendors are all elements that can contribute to potential risk in an eDiscovery matter. With the prevalence of risk in eDiscovery, it is important that eDiscovery decision makers fully consider vendor viability during the vendor selection process.


Running Results: Predictive Coding One-Question Provider Implementation Survey

Running Results: Predictive Coding One-Question Provider Implementation Survey

Updated: 9/16/2013 – Provided for your consideration and use are the in-progress results of the One-Question Provider Implementation Survey launched by ComplexDiscovery on 3/3/13. The results consist of survey answers harvested directly from the online survey form as completed by provider representatives.


Predictive Coding: A Working List of Technologies and a One-Question Provider Implementation Survey

Predictive Coding: A Working List of Technologies and a One-Question Provider Implementation Survey

With the growing use of predictive coding in the legal arena today, it appears that it is increasingly more important for eDiscovery professionals to have a general understanding of the potential algorithm approaches that may be implemented by eDiscovery providers to enable predictive coding.


Predicting Discovery? Initial Results of 120-Second Provider Predictive Coding Survey

Predicting Discovery?  Initial Results of 120-Second Provider Predictive Coding Survey

Updated 7/23/2013: Provided for your consideration and use are the in-progress results of the Predictive Coding and Provider Survey launched by ComplexDiscovery on 2/10/13. The in-progress results consist of survey answers harvested directly from the online survey form as completed by provider representatives.