Why Russia hacking the election matters for data management

New technology methodologies enable good data privacy practices. With the Russian hacking of the U.S. Presidential election at the top of the news for the past few weeks, cybersecurity is clearly at the forefront of everyone’s mind. Everyone has a potential hacking problem. Furthermore, according to CIO magazine’s “U.S. cloud vendors adjust to Snowden effect, … Continue reading Why Russia hacking the election matters for data management

If I Only Knew Then, What I Know Now

Recently, I was having lunch with a former colleague at a major telecommunications company who is a manager in their corporate legal department. My colleague and I started working together back in 1979 as paralegals for AT&T. It was during the heyday of several antitrust suits being filed against the Bell System. As we were … Continue reading If I Only Knew Then, What I Know Now

Selecting the Right Technology for Data Management: A Practical Problem-Solving Model

Ricci Dipshan’s recent piece on LegalTech News brought back memories from past developmental psychology classes, mathematics courses and even information technology training. While the intersection between psychology, math and IT may not be readily obvious, I was reminded of a five-step problem-solving process that I learned early in my life from each of them. With … Continue reading Selecting the Right Technology for Data Management: A Practical Problem-Solving Model

The Top 10 eTERA Consulting Blog Posts for 2015

With the arrival of 2016, we wanted to share with our blog readers the topics that generated the most interest throughout the year. These topics included eDiscovery best practices, business intelligence, social media and managing corporate legal departments. Written by eTERA’s Todd Haley, Josh Garbarino, Joe Kanka, and Cassey Elder, below are the top 10 eTERA Consulting blog posts with the highest readership in 2015.

12-Part Series: How Business Intelligence Relates to Information Governance

Information Governance (IG) has been around as a concept for many years but the actual implementation of an IG policy proves to be a challenge for most company. One of the reasons for this is that IG is such a broad undertaking that sometimes the avalanche of data overwhelms the best of IT and compliance personnel.

12-Part Series: Business Intelligence Saves Time and Money

For those of you who have been diligently following me for the last few weeks, I want to take a moment to thank you and tell you that I enjoy the comments you have made throughout this blog series. And now that you have made it to the halfway point with me, I thought it would be good to give you what you have been really looking for: time and money.

12-Part Series: A Look at Business Intelligence Across the EDRM Spectrum

In the last few blogs, I have talked about business intelligence elements and how they can help identify business needs and make business decisions. But can business intelligence be used across the entire Electronic Discovery Reference Model (“EDRM”) spectrum? The short answer is YES!

12-Part Series: Utilizing Business Intelligence to Enhance Business Decisions

Litigation readiness and electronic discovery management should no longer be a reactive game. This week’s blog provides some practical applications on how business intelligence can enhance business decisions, while creating a more proactive approach to data management.

12-Part Series: Business Need Requirements of Business Intelligence

Data management and electronic discovery is always driven by a specific business need – find the answer to a question, analyze a problem and solve it, or enhanced collaboration. The trick is to use business intelligence to help locate the right data at the right time to help fill those business needs. One of our … Continue reading 12-Part Series: Business Need Requirements of Business Intelligence