RSSCategory: 2009 eDiscovery Predictions and Trends

eDiscovery Technology Adoption Lifecycle: Lawyers vs. Technologists

| March 1, 2010

I have been in the business of introducing new technology into the Global 5000 for over twenty five (25) years. However, I can’t remember having ever witnessed such an antagonistic atmosphere as the one that exists today in eDiscovery as technologists attempt to introduce new technology and lawyers desperately try to avoid the use of […]

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eDiscovery Tricks and Treats for 2009

| October 21, 2009

As the beautiful fall days of 2009 slowly drift by and Halloween quickly approaches, I am reminded of some of the tricks and treats facing the eDiscovery market in the remainder of 2009 and into 2010. Therefore, following is my short list of “things” that players, whether users, vendors or consultants, in the eDiscovery market […]

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Fulbright’s 6th Annual Litigation Trend Survey Report Indicates that It’s a Great Time to be an eDiscovery Vendor

| October 15, 2009

Fulbright’s 6th Annual Litigation Trend Survey Report is out and there are some really exciting trends to report for those of us in the eDiscovery market. Fulbright’s 6th Annual Litigation Trends Survey Report was conducted from May through July by Greenwood Associates, a business research firm in Houston that has produced previous editions of the […]

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VC Funding for SaaS Solutions on the Rise

| September 22, 2009

I just got an email with a link to an article on the Information Week Cloud Computing page indicating that venture capital investment in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based solutions is on the rise. The article Posted by Mary Hayes Weier @ 10:49:AM on Sep,18, 2009, titled, “VC Funding Is Dead? Tell That To Eight Newly Wealthy […]

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Gartner Humming the Proactive eDiscovery Tune with Five Step Process for Better Use of Enterprise Search in eDiscovery

| September 21, 2009

Although I believe that it is stating the obvious, I was pleased to read that Gartner is now preaching the concept of enterprise IT being proactive in their approach to eDiscovery as means to increase efficiency and to reduce the overall cost of litigation. In a September 17, 2009 press release titled, “Gartner Says Enterprises […]

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eDiscovery SaaS Continues to Gain Marketshare

| September 3, 2009

As the eDiscovery SaaS evangilist, I thought that it was time for another quick update on the current status of the proliferation of SaaS based applications in the eDiscovery market. 6-12 months ago, most players in the eDiscovery market didn’t even now what SaaS (Softtware-as-a-Service) was or how it would benefit their organizations. And when […]

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Current Status of eDiscovery and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Markets

| August 31, 2009

About a month ago, I had the opportunity to be the keynote at a small luncheon of legal and Information Technology Professionals in Chicago, Illinois and discuss my thoughs about the current status of the eDiscovery and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) markets. Following is the press release that provides a summary of the highlights […]

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The Critical Need for eDiscovery Certification

| August 31, 2009

Having spent most of career assisting the Global 2000 to utilize leading edge information technology, I am a big proponent of industry certifications.  Therefore, I wanted to post an article titled “The Critical Need for eDiscovery Certification” by Chere Estrin that appears in the August 30th  LA Legal Careers Examiner.  Chere is leading a very important effort […]

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Watering Down the Definition of eDiscovery

| July 29, 2009

Based upon a posting on one of the Cloud Computing Blogs that I follow, it appears that Google is tauting some of its new cloud storage and archiving solutions as eDiscovery technology. According a Blog posting by Mike on the On Cloud Computing Blog on July 22, 2009, titled, “Google Docs Get eDiscovery,” “Google Apps customers can now employ a […]

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Ease The Pain Of eDiscovery

| June 5, 2009

Even though it seems like there have been more “horror” stories than success stories in eDiscovery, it is my opinion that the successes are beginning to outpace the failures. A good example of how three companies have pulled together IT, legal, and other stakeholders to reduce the complexity and cost of finding information when the […]

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