Category In-sourcing vs Out-sourcing

Baby Steps in Data Preservation for Legal Obligations- Big and Small Companies

Symptoms of data preservation obligations among corporate in-house counsel may include: dizzy spells, nausea, cold sweats, hot sweats, fever blisters, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, blurred vision, involuntary trembling, dead hands, numb lips, and fingernail sensitivity.  To make matters worse, according to what appears to be the first quantitative study looking at the true costs of […]

Larger law firms running out of real estate

The economic recession led to an increased need for businesses of all sizes and in virtually every industry to refine practices and create more sustainable operations. As a result, many enterprises are turning to managed services for more streamlined approaches to a variety of critical corporate functions, including data archiving, storage and management. Law firms […]

Adapting strategies to complex eDiscovery issues

With 2012 now in the books, most executives are looking to use the lessons learned last year to develop more effective strategies for 2013, especially when it comes to corporate IT. More advances in enterprise technology occurred last year than in decades, and this trend will likely only intensify as the years go on. Business […]

The international eDiscovery quagmire

The need for discovery preparedness has intensified in recent years, as more companies – large and small – continue to fall victim to devastating eDiscovery costs and unfavorable litigation proceedings in the digital sphere. Much of this is the product of a conscious ignorance to the technology and industry at large, which is characterized by […]

Mo’ data, mo’ problems

The discussion around enterprise mobility, cloud computing and the burden of managing big data will be the key storylines for executives, analysts and the corporate IT vendor community in 2013. Those storylines were certainly the main themes coming out of the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo a few weeks ago for the 9,000+ executive attendees in Orlando. Corporations […]

In-House Counsel Delivering Poor Marks on eDiscovery, and for good reason

The eDiscovery industry has been met by a variety of frustrations from nearly every sector since its inception, and many of the bad feelings toward the players in the sector are well founded. Many litigation solutions firms either unwittingly or purposefully cause extraordinarily high costs for their services, and this has led to bad blood […]

Do you have your kid’s pediatrician fix the carburetor on your 1975 AMC Gremlin?

Do you have your kid’s pediatrician fix the carburetor on your 1975 AMC Gremlin?  God no!  Same rings true for having your outside law firm collect and process data from your company’s Oracle cluster, Linux fileservers, Subversion repository or Domino server.  Technology has moved at a breathtaking speed in recent years, especially with the advent of […]

Why internal litigation support does not work

As more electronic litigation proceedings continue to hit the news, many firms are choosing to try and establish their support teams internally. Some employers look to legal, others to IT departments and still more to both for their eDiscovery litigation support needs. However, this puts businesses in truly precarious positions, as the knowledge level, attentiveness […]

Frenemies abound: Social Media in the age of eDiscovery

Proponents of Social Media platforms herald its incredulous nature and unprecedented ability to connect people from afar, allow people to constantly update their friends and family members regarding everything they do or think, and document the world at large in an easy-to-digest manner. However, many of the more important conversations never make it out of […]