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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.


Technology-Assisted Review and Biomet: From Multimodal Approaches To Mathematical Critiques

Technology-Assisted Review and Biomet: From Multimodal Approaches To Mathematical Critiques

Providing new impetus for ongoing discussions regarding technology-assisted review and statistics, recent court documents from the matter of In Re: Biomet M2a Magnum Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation are spawning new considerations and critiques in the area of eDiscovery ranging from multimodal assisted review approaches to mathematical analysis of expert briefs.


An Update: Peck, Parties and Predictive Coding

An Update: Peck, Parties and Predictive Coding

Updated 10/08/2013: From descriptions to discussions to diatribes, many individuals and organizations have attempted to inform and influence opinion in regard to the recent predictive coding related transcripts, objections, declarations, opinions and orders in the matter of Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe & MSL Group, No. 11 Civ. 1279 (ALC) (AJP) (S.D.N.Y).


Graphic E-Discovery

Graphic E-Discovery

Taken from the blog of Fred Abramson and his New York Business Law Blog, the following graphic originally posted by Forbes Magazine is an excellent summary of the challenges associated with electronic discovery.


Social Media Archiving and Collection for eDiscovery?

Social Media Archiving and Collection for eDiscovery?

Based on a short website survey of leading eDiscovery and/or enterprise archiving technology providers, the following list provides a quick, non-all inclusive working reference of firms that appear to have developed social media archiving and/or collection technology that may be useful in the conduct of eDiscovery.


Update: Peck, Parties and Predictive Coding

Update: Peck, Parties and Predictive Coding

Updated 04/11/2013: From descriptions to discussions to diatribes, many individuals and organizations have attempted to inform and influence opinion in regard to the recent predictive coding related transcripts, objections, declarations, opinions and orders in the matter of Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe & MSL Group, No. 11 Civ. 1279 (ALC) (AJP) (S.D.N.Y).


eDiscovery Market Player Research: A 5×5 Snapshot

eDiscovery Market Player Research:  A 5x5 Snapshot

Industry research firms and analysts play a major part in the education, understanding and positioning of “players” providing offerings to specific markets. The electronic discovery arena is no different in this regard. While relatively new as an area of focus for major technology research organizations, the area of electronic discovery is now being tracked and covered on an increasingly more frequent, more systematic and more detailed basis by leading technology research firms than at any previous time.


Clouds, Continents and Providers

Clouds, Continents and Providers

Based on a review of the publicly available Executive Summary Table of Contents for the recently released E-Discovery and E-Disclosure 2011 – Crossing Clouds and Continents report by The 451 Group, the following list of the e-discovery and e-disclosure software and service providers covered in the report is provided below for your review/consideration.


Standalone ECA?

Standalone ECA?

Based on a review of both the Document at a Glance overview and Table of Contents for the recently released IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Standalone Early Case Assessment Applications 2011 Vendor Analysis by IDC and authored by Vivian Tero, the following list of ECA Applications is provided for your review/consideration.


Subjective Requirements?

Subjective Requirements?

Even with the current maturation of electronic discovery solutions (i.e. technology is far from mature), there are still many situations where pure customer service makes the difference between an organization’s ability to meet or not meet client needs. With that being said, truly subjective client service requirements may be very difficult to specify. In fact beyond service level agreements, timeline requirements, project management processes, and work product specifications, many vendors are at a loss when seeking to address the implied but all too real needs of the client.


The Scope and Framework of Successful Information Governance

The Scope and Framework of Successful Information Governance

With the growing interest in explaining, implementing, and assessing information governance practices, procedures, and technologies, the following diagram* provides one alternative to considering the scope and framework of “information governance”.


Over 50 Top Providers

Over 50 Top Providers

Based on a compilation of research, reports, reviews, and industry knowledge of the leading providers in the electronic discovery arena, the following “Top 50” list provides a concise listing of over fifty of the top active and acknowledged electronic discovery providers.


Steps to 26(f) Success

Steps to 26(f) Success

Taken from the recently published book Litigation Readiness: A Practical Approach to Electronic Discovery by Prashant Dubey and Sam Panarella, the following extract on FRCP Rule 26(f) conference preparation provides an excellent overview of the practical steps necessary for “Meet and Confer” conference success.


ACEDS Annual Conference Live!

ACEDS Annual Conference Live!

Live and Recorded Video Streams from the 1st Annual ACEDS
 E-Discovery Conference being conducted on March 23-25, 2011, from the 
Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, FL.


CEDS Exam: Independent, Validated ‘Baseline of Knowledge’ is Critical to ‘Growth, Success of Professions’

CEDS Exam: Independent, Validated ‘Baseline of Knowledge’ is Critical to ‘Growth, Success of Professions’

One of the challenges of any profession is establishing a baseline of knowledge that allows for common reference points of understanding amongst participating professionals. This baseline of knowledge appears to be a critical element to the growth and success of professions.


3 Years of eDiscovery

3 Years of eDiscovery

Am Law Tech Survey – Three Year Overview of eDiscovery Vendor Usage Results (2008-2010).


Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Now You See It, Now You Don't

As informed eDiscovery professionals, it is reasonable to assume that there may be eDiscovery vendors whose systems and/or processes do not recognize and index all available ESI.


Considering ECA?

Considering ECA?

While much has been written and presented on “electronic discovery analytics” within the past several years, it appears to be difficult to find both a commonly accepted concise definition of electronic discovery centric analytics as well as a contextual example of where analytics fits within the field of electronic discovery.


Does Size Matter?

Does Size Matter?

Taken from a combination of public industry estimations as shared in leading electronic discovery publications, this chart shares market sizing data both the software and service areas of electronic discovery for the years between 2008 and 2013.


Vendor Clips | Consolidated

Vendor Clips | Consolidated

Provided for your review/use is a consolidated listing of Vendor Views as shared in the Weekly Top Story Digest from ComplexDiscovery. This update contains all vendor specific news clips as published in Top Story Digest weekly updates between March 17, 2010 and August 10, 2011.


Communications 101

Communications 101

By answering eight key communication questions, this insightful presentation provides communications considerations that can make a difference for those seeking to effectively close “the last three feet” with their audience.


New Communications?

New Communications?

Based on transformation and technology, current principles of marketing communications require considerable rethinking in light of the available “conduits” to communicate with others. With a relook at past marketing communications principles in mind – the following new marketing communications principles are provided for your consideration, review, and use.