What does big data mean for the legal industry?

A few weeks ago, I wrote about technology solutions for information governance.  In that blog, I briefly reviewed some of the ways to best and most securely manage data (behind the firewall, in-house appliance, cloud-based solution). Compared to the rapid evolution of technology businesses, other industries are struggling to keep pace. In the past couple … Continue reading What does big data mean for the legal industry?

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

Managed Services is a Better Way to Address ESI Cost Uncertainties

Generally speaking, I am not one to bet but if a group of law firm CIO’s, Practice Support Managers, eDdiscovery Counsel and others tasked with managing ESI were asked to name their biggest challenge, I would put money on cost certainty being the first or second most common response.

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

On the airplane the other day, I heard two corporate executives talking about the challenges that they were having with their information technology managed services contract. They were both complaining that the contract was too rigid and “cookie cutter” to benefit them and that the provider did not understand what the end goal was for the corporation.

Customizable Subscription-Based Services Meet Corporate Requirements

As you might have read recently in Joe Kanka’s blog, corporate legal departments are unique. In addition to having to manage legal matters, they are business units with their very own missions, goals, objectives and budgets. They cater to multiple stakeholders, work closely with information technology departments and strive for proactive processes. Corporate legal departments need to demonstrate value to their larger organizations, which require them it to constantly consider the business implications of legal issues.