What’s in a name? Arête and the inspiration for eTERA

February 2017 Update: eTERA is 13 years young this month. We’ve continued to grow and evolve, seeing a significant increase in our corporate clients and greatly expanding our managed review activities by opening a new facility near Detroit, Michigan. As with the past few years, we’ve collected a number of awards recognizing our stellar team for the … Continue reading What’s in a name? Arête and the inspiration for eTERA

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?

The Need for Information Governance Has Never Been Greater

Editor’s Note: Now more than ever, information governance and data management are at the forefront of the legal industry. Last week, at Legaltech 2017, early information assessment and governance were one of the most talked about hot issues facing our industry. Corporate clients are interested in how to protect their data, how to bring technology … Continue reading The Need for Information Governance Has Never Been Greater

Information Governance: An assessment of technology solutions

Legal professionals, from general counsel to managing partners, are becoming increasingly aware and concerned about data security and compliance. This concern is justified by the data breaches and hacks that riddle law firms and legal departments and often populate our news streams. Just the other day, Tech Crunch published a piece about the SEC’s investigation … Continue reading Information Governance: An assessment of technology solutions

If the Shoe Fits…: Leveraging eDiscovery Expertise for DPO Responsibilities and GDPR Compliance

As seen in Legaltech News on January 18, 2017. In just under 500 days, Europe’s comprehensive and expansive data protection regulatory scheme, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), goes into effect, driving much anticipatory posturing and speculation by businesses, legal departments and privacy consultants everywhere. Contributing to some collective unease, however, has been the GDPR’s … Continue reading If the Shoe Fits…: Leveraging eDiscovery Expertise for DPO Responsibilities and GDPR Compliance

The Changing Role of Corporate Legal Departments – Now with 17 Key Business Objectives

I posted my first blog on this specific topic in 2012. At that point, I explained a corporate legal departments’ 10 key business objectives to achieved. In 2014, that grew to 12. And more recently in 2015, the number stood at 13. As corporate legal departments continue to change and evolve, particularly with the volume of data and increase … Continue reading The Changing Role of Corporate Legal Departments – Now with 17 Key Business Objectives

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

Early Information Assessment is the Center of the Corporate Universe

With 2016 quickly coming to a close, I have been revisiting my personal and professional resolutions for the New Year. Last year, I focused on the importance of training but this year I’m noticing trends that hail back to 2010. I cannot help but remember when I gave a presentation on “Early Information Assessment [as] … Continue reading Early Information Assessment is the Center of the Corporate Universe

Snapchat Spectacles – The Eye-Popping eDiscovery Implications of Wearable Tech

As seen in Legaltech News on December 15, 2016. Snapchat Spectacles, the video-recording sunglasses launched earlier this year by Snap, Inc., the parent company of the social media app Snapchat, look (at first glance) to have a much different future than that of Google Glass and similar products that never quite took off. The Spectacles … Continue reading Snapchat Spectacles – The Eye-Popping eDiscovery Implications of Wearable Tech

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.