Born in the 1980’s, Management by walking around (MBWA) always seemed to have noble aspirations and feet of clay. I am all in favor of execs and management descending from their office sanctorums to have meaningful bidirectional engagement with their direct reports, customers and such. All too often MBWA has been nothing more than cubicle […]

The Pandemic driven move to hybrid and remote work has created an explosion of apps addressing the myriad challenges facing digital professionals. Once upon a time I knew every search engine, indexing technology, task manager, note taking or similar productivity product on the market. Those days are long gone. Clients and peers regularly ask my […]

I spend a lot of time reading Microsoft’s Roadmap or listening to M365 related podcasts while I hike with our dogs (got to exercise the meat puppet). This addiction started when all of my clients were asking about the #eDiscovery/#Infogov implications of their impending or recent migration to the cloud. Better to be ahead of […]

Continuing my provider briefings from a hectic couple of days in NY. Enjoy. IPRO Dean Brown – CEO; Beckie Schuerenberg – Content Marketing Manager Dean Brown and ParkerGale Capital have transformed IPRO’s collection of overlapping #eDiscovery point products into a broader #InfoGov solution stack on a unified cloud architecture. IPRO seems to have integrated the […]

First and foremost, congratulations to ALM for managing to adapt, overcome and delivering the first real in-person legal technology industry conference since the pandemic hit. The sheer relief emanating from attendees was palpable. eDiscovery needed this glimpse of normalcy. Even delaying LegalWeek from February to March was a calculated risk. Mayor Adams did not announce […]

Jury duty started bright and early at 8am. We all crowded in and waited as pools were selected and sent off to courts. I was prospective juror number 24 out of 54 (all that could be seated in the courtroom). I do not mind participating in our system of justice, but you would have to […]

Back in 2008 Barry Murphy and myself were more than happy to host border ads on the original eDiscoveryJournal.com. Why not? In the decade that followed I came to understand the insidious nature of sponsors and the pressure that marketing budgets can apply. They provide revenue and expect/demand influence in exchange. The recent wave of […]

The Omicron @LegalWeek push back and my diving vacation killed my packed February briefing schedule. Fourteen days out I responded to a fresh batch of briefing/speaking requests and pinged some of my favorite folks to see if I could piece it back togeth er. Grateful that less that 24 hours later my show calendar is […]

After a crazy week juggling too many deliverables and deadlines, I settled into our outbound vacation flight and resumed reading my latest homework, Keeping Found Things Found by William Jones. It is so  dense that I have had to consume it in small bites with lots of time to digest Jones’ thoughts on Personal Information […]

“ALPHA10X Emerges from Stealth With $9.4 Million In Seed Funding and Expands Leadership Team to Bring Artificial Intelligence to Life Sciences Investment” caught my attention. I am always interested in new applications of #ArtificialIntelligence and mistakenly thought that this startup applied analytics to medical research or patient outcomes. We are still in a pandemic with […]

Most of my eDiscovery career has revolved around architecting systems and processes required to extract ESI relevant to high risk-value incidents. In my first forensic-discovery decade I mostly did the extraction, review and testing for prosecutors or counsel. Their job was to interpret my evidence to understand the incident and make judgments on that knowledge. […]