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The Fourth Generation of eDiscovery Offerings is Upon Us
By Doug Austin
If you read this blog regularly, you know that we’re big admirers of Rob Robinson’s Complex Discovery site, from his software and services “mashup” to his running 14-plus year list of mergers, acquisitions, and investments in the eDiscovery industry. Now, Rob provides a generational breakdown of eDiscovery technology offerings, giving organizations out there useful information to differentiate offerings in the eDiscovery marketplace.
Last week, we noted that the age of eDiscovery automation is upon us. This week, Rob undertakes providing “comparison frameworks to help eDiscovery practitioners systematically evaluate the technology in available offerings” in his two-part article Considering Fourth Generation eDiscovery Technology Offerings: Two Approaches. In true Netflix binge-watching style, Rob gives you part one and part two at once.
Cutting Costs and Mitigating Risk with Information Governance
By Jim Gill
The New Year brings fresh starts, and most of us, after a season of giving and receiving, parties and celebrations, are feeling the need to take stock and streamline our lives. In the bestselling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, author Marie Kondo’s main tenet in her approach to decluttering is to discard everything that does not “spark joy” after thanking the objects for their service.
Data Managers should take a cue from Ms. Kondo, though it might be difficult for one to define “joy” in this context. From an Information Governance (IG) perspective we might revise “joy” to “relevant.” Bill Piwonka, Chief Marketing Officer at Exterro, says, “The notion that all data will (or could be) useful sometime in the future ignores reality. The term ROT (redundant, obsolete, and trivial) to describe data that could be deleted, properly categorizes data that will offer no value in the future, regardless of new analytic technologies.” Read full article
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