Author Archive: Charles Skamser

Charles Skamser is an internationally recognized technology sales and marketing leader with over 25 years of experience in Information Governance, eDiscovery, computer assisted analytics and cloud computing. Charles is the founder and Senior Analyst for eDiscovery Solutions Group, a global provider of information management consulting, market intelligence and advisory services specializing in information governance, eDiscovery, Big Data analytics and cloud computing solutions. Previously, Charles served in various executive roles with disruptive technology start ups and well know industry technology providers. Charles is a prolific author and a regular speaker on the technology that the Global 2000 require to management the accelerating increase in Electronically Stored Information (ESI). Charles holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from Macalester College.

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Automation Software Poll

Automation Software Poll

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

In my continuing effort to analyze and report on the IT Automation market, following is my first poll on what automation software is being utilized.   I will publish and comment on the results of this poll in two (2) weeks.    

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Financial Services Industry to Benefit from Software Automation

Financial Services Industry to Benefit from Software Automation

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

On September 4, 2014, Michael Moore posted a really interesting interview with Richard Muirhead, CEO of Automic on the Computer Business Review website (www.cbronline.com), titled, “Q+A – HOW CAN BANKS BENEFIT FROM SOFTWARE AUTOMATION?“. The premise of the interview is that CIOs can no longer be sure that the underlying infrastructure they have is fit for purpose […]

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eDiscoveryTimes to Cover Evolving IT Automation Market

eDiscoveryTimes to Cover Evolving IT Automation Market

| August 21, 2014

I envision the same workflow management software that enables a credit union to automatically run the nightly batch jobs required to balance its ledgers also enabling any Global 2000 corporation to ensure that its document management policies are automatically enforced.

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eDiscovery Vendors that Support Information Governance

eDiscovery Vendors that Support Information Governance

| June 3, 2014

As a followup to my  May 14, 2014 article titled, “The Next Big Thing in eDiscovery and Information Governance,” I ran a poll the last couple of weeks asking which eDiscovery tool vendors did the best job of also supporting the requirements of Information Governance.  The results, although a bit skewed due to what appears to […]

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The Next Big Thing in eDiscovery and Information Governance

The Next Big Thing in eDiscovery and Information Governance

| May 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

5 years ago, the “Next Big Thing” (NBT) in eDiscovery was Early Case Assessment (ECA).  Over the past 24 months the NBT in eDiscovery has been Predictive Coding.  Today, May 14, 2014, I am going to once again predict that the NBT for eDiscovery over the next 24 months is going to be the merging […]

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eDSG Poll Suggests Current eDiscovery Software is Too Expensive

eDSG Poll Suggests Current eDiscovery Software is Too Expensive

| April 22, 2014

A recent poll by eDSG run the week of April 14-21, 2014 asking the question, “What aspects of your current eDiscovery / Information Governance Software are you most dissatisfied with?“, suggests that cost is the number one cause of dissatisfaction.  The results of the poll are certainly not “new news” or unique.  However,  I predict […]

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What’s the Big Deal about NoSQL?

What’s the Big Deal about NoSQL?

| March 31, 2014

Just when we were all getting comfortable with our data (documents for you eDiscovery folks) being stored in nice neat rows along comes Big Data and messes it all up.  Well, “messing it all up” may not be the right description of exactly what Big Data is doing to the world of traditional relational database […]

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is More Secure Than Most Litigation Services Providers and Many Corporation’s Data Centers

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is More Secure Than Most Litigation Services Providers and Many Corporation’s Data Centers

| March 27, 2014

In response to articles that I published this past week on cloud computing titled, “Hybrid Cloud Computing is the Right Architecture for eDiscovery and Information Governance” and “Ten Reasons Why eDiscovery and Information Governance Belongs in the Cloud“, I have received several comments questioning the viability of cloud security.    Therefore, in answer to these […]

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Hybrid Cloud Computing is the Right Architecture for Information Governance

Hybrid Cloud Computing is the Right Architecture for Information Governance

| March 25, 2014

As stated in my March 20, 2014 article titled, “Ten Reason Why Information Governance and eDiscovery Belong in the Cloud“, eDiscovery and Information Governance applications that run with a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) are far superior to any other architecture for the following reasons:   Better Security Scalability Better […]

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eDSG Weekly Poll on Cloud Computing for eDiscovery

eDSG Weekly Poll on Cloud Computing for eDiscovery

| March 25, 2014

Four years ago eDSG ran a poll asking whether or not you or your organization was comfortable with Cloud Computing for eDiscovery.  73% indicated that they were not.  The number not comfortable decreased to  63% in 2012.    It’s time to vote again and see where we stand on Cloud Computing for eDiscovery. I predict […]

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