Posts Tagged ‘information governance’

Redefining High Speed eDiscovery Processing & Production

Redefining High Speed eDiscovery Processing & Production

91% of firms engaged in litigation continue to use TIFFs as a favored review format. On the one hand, TIFFs are a standardized, reviewable format that litigation professionals are comfortable with. On the other, TIFF processing requires tremendous computing resources and, as a result, has traditionally been slow and expensive. As the size of collections continue to explode, there is additional pressure to process more native documents into TIFF – and fast.


Got Equivio? A Quick Reference to Highlighted Relationships

Got Equivio? A Quick Reference to Highlighted Relationships

Founded in 2004, Equivio has become one of the world’s leading provider of text analysis software for information governance and eDiscovery. Currently they have generated increased interest based on the reported potential acquisition of the company by Microsoft. Provided in this post is a quick reference listing of select technology, governmental and commercial entities that are currently represented as part of Equivio’s installed base or have been mentioned between 2005 and today on the Equivio website in the form of a press release.


Best Practices: Defensibly Collecting, Reviewing, and Producing Email

Best Practices: Defensibly Collecting, Reviewing, and Producing Email

Emails and their attachments represent an increasingly significant portion of ESI (Electronically Stored Information) collections and for good reason, too. The hundreds of billions of emails that are sent daily paint a comprehensive picture of our personal and professional lives. It’s no wonder that litigators must thoroughly and effectively review these collections for key evidence. Most often, the “smoking guns” are hiding in Outlook .msg files and their attachments. But the peculiarities of email format can make this key evidence difficult to find, defensibly collect, process, review, search, and produce without proper knowledge and tools.


What If Companies Don’t Own All That Data They’re Collecting?

What If Companies Don’t Own All That Data They’re Collecting?

Big data and the “internet of things” — in which everyday objects can send and receive data — promise revolutionary change to management and society. But their success rests on an assumption: that all the data being generated by internet companies and devices scattered across the planet belongs to the organizations collecting it. What if it doesn’t?


Preserving Gmail for Dummies

Preserving Gmail for Dummies

Try as I might to make it foolproof, downloading Gmail using IMAP and Outlook is tricky. Happily since my post, the geniuses at Google introduced a truly simple, no-cost way to collect Gmail and other Google content for preservation and portability.


Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Email

Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Email

Emails and their attachments represent an increasingly significant portion of ESI (Electronically Stored Information) collections and for good reason, too. The hundreds of billions of emails that are sent daily paint a comprehensive picture of our personal and professional lives, so it is no wonder that litigators must thoroughly and effectively review these collections for relevant case material. All too often, the “smoking gun” is hiding in .msg files and their attachments, but the peculiarities of email format can make this key evidence difficult to find, process for review, search, and produce.


LIVE Launch of the Big Data Public-Private Partnership

LIVE Launch of the Big Data Public-Private Partnership

Joint press briefing by Neelie KROES, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Digital Agenda, and Jan SUNDELIN, CEO of TIE Kinetix.   See the original brief posting at: LIVE Launch of the Big Data Public-Private Partnership Key Facts to Share@EU_Commission LIVE Launch of the #BigData Public-Private Partnership Tweet Buffer


Microsoft Said to Sign Letter to Acquire Israel’s Equivio

Microsoft Said to Sign Letter to Acquire Israel’s Equivio

Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has signed a letter of intent to acquire Israeli text-analysis startup Equivio, said a person familiar with the company’s plans, as the software maker bulks up products for analyzing data.


Best Practices: NearDup Identification

Best Practices: NearDup Identification

Near duplicate identification, or ‘NearDup’, is a critically important eDiscovery function that can drastically increase the speed and quality of your review by grouping similar documents, maintaining email threads, retrieving unmarked ‘hot’ documents, and preventing the inadvertent release of critical privileged information. As document collections continue to grow, so does the risk of missing key documents, inconsistently coding productions, and releasing privileged information.


Best Practices: Litigation Timelining

Best Practices: Litigation Timelining

As the volume of discoverable data continues to increase, creating functional fact and issue timelines is more important than ever. During the early stages of litigation, timelines can help you develop eDiscovery strategies, identify collection sources, predict disputed facts and issues, and create a preliminary chronological relationship between case events. And as your case progresses, timelines can assist you when preparing for depositions, carrying out motion practice, and conducting trial, as well. Associating key documents with timeline events allows you to track the truly critical data in the increasingly murky sea of irrelevant emails and documents subject to discovery collection. Most importantly, a well managed fact timeline enables you to present the best case possible.


Best Practices: Litigation Document Management

Best Practices: Litigation Document Management

Increasing volumes of electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation have created the need for highly specialized document management systems to organize and manage discovery review. Though litigation databases have existed for many years, there are more options than ever for legal professionals to choose from that can deliver faster and more cost effective document reviews. All this while still including the most advanced eDiscovery and case management functionality available.


High-Speed eDiscovery Processing and Production: A New Approach

High-Speed eDiscovery Processing and Production: A New Approach

The Lexbe eDiscovery Processing System (LEPS) converted the entire 53 GBs of the EDRM Enron Dataset, with 5 million page equivalents, into industry-standard TIFF images in only 5.3 hours. To accomplish this task in this short time, LEPS programmatically deployed and utilized over 60 parallel server instances, and maintained a sustained throughput rate of 240 GBs/day (23 Million pages/day) for Native to TIFF processing.


Black Swans and Information Governance

Black Swans and Information Governance

In the absence of a black swan recently happening to you and your organization, how can you convince the powers that be that they should take some preventive and/or precautionary course of action to stave off a subsequent disaster? These questions have direct relevance to the matter of “selling” information governance to the C-suite in our increasingly Big Data world.


Visual Classification for Information Governance: A Concise Explanation

Visual Classification for Information Governance: A Concise Explanation

BR’s visual classification technology enables data management, analysis and governance tasks. BR technology automates the collection, reduction, classification and governance of large volumes of data. It is unique in the fact that it supports data in any file structure, format or type within one platform.


New Survey Shows eDiscovery Workload, Predictive Coding Use Increasing

New Survey Shows eDiscovery Workload, Predictive Coding Use Increasing

eDiscovery workload, the use of predictive coding and projected rate of adoption of technically assisted review are all up significantly, according to a new report by recruiting and staffing firm The Cowen Group.


Convincing Employees to Use New Technology

Convincing Employees to Use New Technology

“We’ve spent an awful lot of money on technology, but I still see people working in the old way,” complained the CFO of a large hospitality company. The result is often widely deployed internal applications that no one actually uses effectively. Why does this happen?


eRecall: No Free Lunch

eRecall: No Free Lunch

There has been some debate recently about the value of the “eRecall” method compared to the “Direct Recall” method for estimating the recall achieved with technology-assisted review. This article shows why eRecall requires sampling and reviewing just as many documents as the direct method if you want to achieve the same level of certainty in the result.


The Legal Technology Future Horizons Report

The Legal Technology Future Horizons Report

International Legal Technology Association: “Released in May 2014, Legal Technology Future Horizons (LTFH) is a report that provides insights and practical ideas to inform the development of future business and IT strategies for law firms, law departments and legal technology vendors. The research, analysis and interpretation of the findings were undertaken by Fast Future Research and led by Rohit Talwar.


InfoDrops: Weekly “Quick 10″ Cloud Computing Update – April 14, 2014 (Beta)

InfoDrops: Weekly "Quick 10" Cloud Computing Update - April 14, 2014 (Beta)

The “InfoDrops (@CloudEngage) Weekly “Quick 10″ Cloud Computing Update” provides information technology (IT) professionals with a weekly overview of ten significant stories centered around key cloud computing topics to include compliance, privacy, security and trends.


Actionable Intelligence: Weekly “Quick 10″ Corporate Risk Review – April 11, 2014

Actionable Intelligence: Weekly "Quick 10" Corporate Risk Review - April 11, 2014

The Actionable Intelligence (@ActionableINT) Weekly “Quick 10″ Corporate Risk Review provides in-house counsel with a weekly overview of ten significant legal and technology related stories centered around the corporate risk topics of compliance, information governance, privacy and security.


Weekly eDiscovery Top Story Digest – April 9, 2014

Weekly eDiscovery Top Story Digest - April 9, 2014

Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.


Vendor Clips | April 8, 2014

Vendor Clips | April 8, 2014

Provided for your review/use is a weekly consolidated listing of Vendor Clips – compiled from online public domain industry news and updates from electronic discovery-centric vendors and commentators.


InfoDrops: Weekly “Quick 10″ Cloud Computing Update – April 7, 2014 (Beta)

InfoDrops: Weekly "Quick 10" Cloud Computing Update - April 7, 2014 (Beta)

The “InfoDrops (@CloudEngage) Weekly “Quick 10″ Cloud Computing Update” provides information technology (IT) professionals with a weekly overview of ten significant stories centered around key cloud computing topics to include compliance, privacy, security and trends.


Actionable Intelligence: Weekly “Quick 10″ Corporate Risk Review – April 4, 2014

Actionable Intelligence: Weekly "Quick 10" Corporate Risk Review - April 4, 2014

The Actionable Intelligence (@ActionableINT) Weekly “Quick 10″ Corporate Risk Review provides in-house counsel with a weekly overview of ten significant legal and technology related stories centered around the corporate risk topics of compliance, information governance, privacy and security.