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Michael Taylor Sees Big Opportunities for SMA Solutions to Expand Support for Automating The Enterprise

Michael Taylor Sees Big Opportunities for SMA Solutions to Expand Support for Automating The Enterprise

| September 23, 2014

In my continuing efforts to expand the coverage of eDiscoveryTimes, I have expanded my executive interview series to include executives from the IT Automation market.  My first interview is with Michael Taylor, CEO of SMA Solutions.  Founded in 1980 in Houston, Texas by experts from NASA, SMA Solutions is a pioneer in the scheduling and workload automation […]

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Financial Services Industry to Benefit from Software Automation

Financial Services Industry to Benefit from Software Automation

| September 9, 2014

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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The Next Big Thing in eDiscovery and Information Governance

The Next Big Thing in eDiscovery and Information Governance

| May 14, 2014

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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10 Reasons Why Information Governance and eDiscovery Belongs in the Cloud

10 Reasons Why Information Governance and eDiscovery Belongs in the Cloud

| March 20, 2014

As a point of reference for the debate of the absurd, I remember sitting in a meeting with a major computer manufacturer many years ago as a very young intern listening to a heated discussion among the sales and marketing executives regarding whether or not users need a desktop computer.  Obviously, we all know what […]

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Next Generation, Less Expensive and More Powerful eDiscovery Platform

Next Generation, Less Expensive and More Powerful eDiscovery Platform

| February 20, 2014

In the process of reviewing the market requirements for next generation, less expensive and more powerful eDiscovery platforms, I came across and excellent and thought provoking article titled, “A call to vendors to make e-discovery affordable for ‘The Other 85 Percent’,” posted on the ACEDS site by Christine Taylor. Christine states that, “Complex eDiscovery products, […]

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MongoDB Closes $150 Million in Funding

MongoDB Closes $150 Million in Funding

| February 19, 2014

Largest Ever Single Funding Round for a Database Company Underscores MongoDB’s Market Leadership and Growth Opportunity; Company will Invest in Additional R&D and Global Operations For anyone wondering if NoSQL databases are a fade , a flash in the pan and a dangerous choice for eDiscovery and Information Governance, remember that MongoDB, one of the […]

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