Learning from the Trends for Smarter E-Discovery

Created on June 9, 2015


I have the privilege of regularly talking to key IT analysts covering the e-discovery market, such as Gartner, IDC, Forrester, 451 Research and Blue Hill Research, as well as following other industry surveys and reports that help shape the messaging for Exterro's public relations campaigns and product launches. I'm amazed by the insight and knowledge each of these experts have about our end clients. More importantly, it's reaffirming to learn that the current research match well with Exterro's vision for how e-discovery can be (and is) managed inside global organizations. Gartner's... Read More

Treating E-Discovery as a Business Process Is Not Just Vendor Speak

Created on April 22, 2015


In February, Gartner analysts, Jie Zhang and Garth Landers, published two industry reports: The State of E-Discovery in 2015 and Beyond and Managing E-Discovery in the Digital Workplace. While the State of the Industry report focuses more on impact of data growth and the advances in Office 365, the second report addresses the growing state of social media and mobile data. Interestingly, both emphasize the same message: it's important to establish a framework by which both Legal and IT can work. In The State of E-Discovery report, Zhang and Landers advise IT to: “Build... Read More

E-Discovery Education Cannot Stand Still

Created on March 18, 2015


Last week, I had the opportunity to review portfolios for public relations students getting ready to graduate from University of Oregon, my alma mater. The talent, poise and creativity presented by these students was amazing. What caught my attention the most, however, is how the fundamentals drilled into me years ago around AP Style, reporting a story and focusing on facts are so different now in the age of blogs and social media. It used to be a standard requirement for all Journalism majors to take Reporting 101, grammar and media law classes. Reporting 101 is now no longer required,... Read More

Insights from the Floor, Events and Meetings at LegalTech New York

Created on February 13, 2015


Last week was the legal industry's version of the once-popular Comdex IT tradeshow…LegalTech New York (yes, I'm showing my age). Every vendor attends with bells and whistles, along with 3,000+ of our dedicated e-discovery and legal colleagues from corporations, law firms and government agencies. This was my 10th time attending in the past 12 years and this year's show proved to be exceptional. Over the course of the three days, I personally had more than 20 meetings with press and analysts, attended several ALM and vendor receptions (including our own), and had the privilege of saying... Read More