Employee Spotlight: Austin J. Hagen

Position: Project Manager Time with eTERA: 2 years Areas of expertise: Case Management, eDiscovery, Training What do you do you and why? I’m a project manager, which means that I interact with the client on a daily basis. I help them with training, searching documents, developing efficient workflows and putting together policy and budgets. I … Continue reading Employee Spotlight: Austin J. Hagen

Data automation, preservation and GDPR in the age of information governance

Reflecting on our recent event with Microsoft and Netrix in Chicago   As Big Data continues to grow, the worlds of information governance, eDiscovery, privacy and security merge while companies try to figure out how to manage all aspects of that data.  In the past, this management existed in specific divisional silos, with separate, manually-developed … Continue reading Data automation, preservation and GDPR in the age of information governance

13 Years Old and Still Changing and Evolving

I have never used my blog posts to be self-promoting. However, I would like to recognize eTERA Consulting since this past February marked the 13th anniversary of the company. At the same time, I would like to reflect on some of the things that stand out in my mind during my tenure at eTERA. Certainly, … Continue reading 13 Years Old and Still Changing and Evolving

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