National Law Journal: The rising tide of nonlinear review

Disruptive technology, savvy clients and cost pressures are changing the e-discovery game. Catherine A. Casey and Alejandra P. Perez, The National Law Journal January, 2012 Leveraging technological advancements to minimize the cost and maximize the accuracy of human analysis required for large data reviews is the next step in the world of electronic discovery. Rapidly … Continue reading

E-discovery special report: In darker waters

E-discovery special report: In darker waters With the Safe Harbour framework crumbling and ‘shadow IT’ the new normal, the world of e-discovery and data risk is changing rapidly.  Top practitioners from Hogan Lovells, Herbert Smith, Exigent Group, and Simmons & Simmons discuss trends shaping the eDiscovery space today. Q: What impact will the recent ruling on … Continue reading

Shadow IT: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

For Information Security & eDiscovery, What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You Forget social media or big data for one second, the biggest vulnerability for many corporations and Law firms today lies in the murky realm of Shadow IT.  When I first heard this term, yesterday, while listening to an ACEDS Podcast[i] by Sharon Nelson … Continue reading

What was Old is New (Again)… or How Information Governance is Bringing Sexy Back

IGRM Revisited Two years ago I asked folks from Big 4, cutting edge technologists, staffing mavens and fellow eDiscovery Geeks “What’s next in eDiscovery?“ in 2014 and beyond. The usual suspects kept cropping up – Big Data, technology-leveraged solutions, TAR, BYOD, social media.  But, when I took a step further back, envisioning 3, 5 years of evolution one thing stuck out … Continue reading

The Myth of the Easy Button

With Judges  accepting application of Predictive Analytics, why haven’t we seen a massive conversion to technology based solutions? Since the introduction of analytics to the eDiscovery space, there has been an assumption that once there was judicial acceptance there would be a massive migration to the faster, cheaper solutions leveraging the new technologies.  Studies  including … Continue reading

Analytics Part 4: Finding The Knowledge Worker

So, We Need Help, Now What?? As the sophistication of technology in various disciplines increases (whether that is TAR, Big Data Mining, or more pure application of analytics) one thing is clear, the people operating the emerging technologies are as important as the tools they employ.  So, where does one find this elusive renaissance employee, … Continue reading

Analytics Part 3: Looking Beyond the Algorithm

Central Role Humans Play in the Age of Analytics No news flash here, data is growing and an ever accelerating pace and the option of keeping ones figurative head in the sand has long since become obsolete.  Analytics, algorithms and something called Hadoop (high throughput, low latency) are intimately integrated in a wide array o business functions, however … Continue reading

The Future of eDiscovery Beyond 2014

What’s Next in eDiscovery? Over the last several weeks, I have had the opportunity to speak with leaders at the Big 4, cutting edge technologists, staffing mavens and fellow eDiscovery Geeks, and the same question kept coming up.  “What’s next in eDiscovery?“ The canned near-term answer, of course is technology-leveraged solutions that marry skilled workers … Continue reading

Analytics Part 2: Beyond the Zetabyte

BIG DATA MEANS BIG ANALYTICS Anyone not living under a rock in the eDiscovery space has heard that Enterprise data is doubling every 18 months. The computing processor power is doubling every 18 months. The memory and storage cost is halving every 18 months (See Moore’s Law). The increased effort to derive insights out of … Continue reading

Analytics Series: Part 1

A View Beyond the EDRM I recently came across a blog article written by Josh Headley titled “Bacon, Eggs and a Tall Glass of Predictive Analytics”  In the article, Headley uses the example of the logistical complexity of creating a “Perfect” glass of orange juice to discuss commonplace application of Predictive Analytics.  Headley noted that … Continue reading