Category: Interviews

AXS-One agrees Spitzer and financials drove email archiving, what’s next for blogs and wikis?

Prior to 2007 the drivers for archiving were two fold 1) operational efficiencies and 2) SEC 17a4. The latter required financial services companies to maintain a record of every email sent and received from the company. These two issues drove the systems to retain and manage data, largely email initial. The early success of products from KVS, Inc, now Symantec, are clear examples of people buying for specific applications.

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Managing legal risk using early case assessment to reduce reviewed documents

I would agree with that 70% of the time reviews require more data from the source, in fact, it is probably higher. The reason the source data needs to be recalled during review is based on a simple fact – “the review phase is the FIRST time a qualified reviewer has looked at the data qualitatively, i.e. custodians, concepts, context etc.” Waiting until the data is in a review system to evaluate it is causing companies thousands if not millions annually. Those dollars would be much better spent as pennies, which is the cost of ECA tools in terms of review budgets. The goal’s are simple 1) reduce data sets going into review 2) improve data review during collection.

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Legal and business issues IT must know when choosing an early case assessment tool

Joshua Konkle: In companies with multiple litigations and complex IT the argument is often made for soup-to-nuts approach, preservation to production what are your thoughts on such a system? — Greg Buckles: First let me say that information management is one of the most important pieces of the eDiscovery reference model. Second, the soup-to-nuts approach may lack flexibility by design and could create inefficiency depending on the scale of a matter. For example, a system that works for a small HR case, may not work for a shareholder lawsuit.

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Education brings IT and Legal groups together for legal risk management

We often ask our clients to bring IT and Legal together for a conversation. We use our experienced staff to help coordinate between the two groups on legal issues, retention policies and key technology concerns. For example, we don’t expect GCs to understand storage area networks (SAN) and host bus adapters (HBA), but we do want them to know that the equivalent to a post-it note on a contract is meta-data properties like blind-carbon copy on emails. We also encourage our clients and prospects to educate themselves using white papers, publications and blogs.

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Top three issues facing legal counsel, CIO policy challenges and intelligent collection

Focus, we say let’s focus on your industry and what we know can be destroyed. Each client carries different requirements and regulations. For example, the Financial Services industry is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC establishes rules for all financial services companies’ business and communication process. In 2000 they required all financial services companies to retain communications between broker-dealers under the 17a-4 for a period of seven (7) years.

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Forensic acquisition of blogs, bridging the legal and IT gap with synchronized policies

At first they seem disconnected by language used by legal versus language used by IT. In many cases, the technologies are in place to affect policy, but having a good moderator in place is required. At Applied Discovery, we spend time with our clients helping them bridge those policies to the technologies. There are cases where a policy needs to be revisited so technology can be enacted.

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Don’t be intimidated by legal technology

The mood with legal counsel is still one in which they feel a bit intimidated by the information technology jargon that is thrust their way by eDiscovery. Their comfort zone rests in writing a document (e.g., retention policy management) that they believe should be taken literally. Of course such documents should be followed to the letter. However, when a CEO, CFO, or VP Sales has to save a document to a thumb drive

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Intelligent collection and preservation for eDiscovery costs savings

Synopsis Part 2: Intelligent collection and preservation contains eDiscovery costs savings
Synopsis Part 1: Legally, what’s a retention policy? How to educate IT? What’s a CIO to do? — Electronic data discovery Interview – Michele Lange, Esq., is the director of legal technologies for Kroll Ontrack (Part 2 of 2) — Joshua Konkle: What is causing the need for intelligent preservation/collection by the corporation? — Michele Lange: Cost Containment. eDiscovery can be costly if not well managed.

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