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Apache Drill ‘Democratizes’ Big Data with Simplicity, Self-Service and Lower Cost

| June 29, 2015

In a blog post on Integration Developer News by Jack Norris, Chief Marketing Officer for MapR, Mr. Norris contends that the new Appache Drill capabilities offer very sophisticated Big Data Analytics to end-users without the need for developers and/or expensive user interfaces.  He goes on to contend that we may be witnessing the “democratization” of […]

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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 (, 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

| 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

| 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

| 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

| 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?

| 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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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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Product Review of The Global Discovery Network from Global 7 Technologies

| February 1, 2014

As promised in my article titled, “eDiscovery in the Cloud,” posted on January 23, 2015, following is a product review of the Global Discovery Network (GDN), a new generation cloud based Information Governance and eDiscovery platform from Global 7 Technologies (G7T).  G7T positions GDN as a multi-language Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based multi-purpose and simple to use […]

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Nashville-Based cicayda Announces B-round of $3.8 million to Expand Operations

| January 31, 2014

January 31, 2014 – Nashville, Tennessee – CEO Roe Frazer reports that cicayda llc, a Nashville-based software and services company focused on the legal and eDiscovery market, successfully has raised and closed $3.8 million in a B-round of capital investment. Coinciding with this is the launch of cicayda’s new product offerings and enhanced sales operations. “We […]

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