Information Governance (InfoGovernance) is the specification of decision rights and an accountability framework to encourage desirable behavior in the valuation, creation, storage, use, archiving and deletion of information. It includes the processes, roles, standards and metrics that ensure the effective and efficient use of information to enable an organization to achieve its goals. Information governance should be an element in planning an enterprise's information architecture.

(Gartner Hype Cycle for Legal and Regulatory Information Governance, 2009, December 2009).

An Engagement Area (EA) is an area where the commander of a military force intends to contain and destroy an enemy force with the massed effects of all available weapons systems.

(FM 1-02, Operational Terms and Graphics, September 2004).

Friday, October 24, 2014

Are You Happy With Your eDiscovery Sourcing Decisions? (Cartoon and Clip)

The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for October 24, 2014

Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the cost, time and complexity factors that impact information governance and eDiscovery sourcing decisions. This week’s cartoon and clip features a contemplative look at post-decision stress syndrome (cartoon) and a short reminder of some of the key elements to consider when making important sourcing decisions (clip).


Cost, Time and Complexity in eDiscovery Sourcing

Click here to read about the challenge of balancing the business drivers of cost, time, and complexity in the sourcing of eDiscovery solutions.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Top 10 Reasons to Use Visual Classification

By Joe Howie
We are asked on a regular basis why organizations should use visual classification to manage their electronic and paper repositories for various information governance initiatives. Here’s a summary of how we respond: Hardware-scalable ingestion speed – for truly enterprise-scale collections.   Clusters ALL of an organization’s documents – scanned and native electronic – no partial solutions. Text independent – clusters even documents with no associated text or with poor-quality text.   Language agnostic – Norwegian documents cluster with English documents.   Self-forming clusters – no prior rules, no exemplars, no seed sets required to launch a project. [...]

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thinking Outside the Box in Information Governance and eDiscovery (Cartoon and Clip)

The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for October 17, 2014
Daily we read, see and hear more and more about technology developments that impact the areas of information governance and electronic discovery. This week’s cartoon and clip features a unique look at innovative thinking in these critical areas (cartoon) and quick reference links to six interesting blogs that regularly highlight the need to truly think about these critical areas (clip).


Six Interesting Blogs

Alphabetical Order
Click here to find a running listing of some of the latest postings on the topic of Technology-Assisted Review.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Measuring Recall in E-Discovery Review: A Tougher Problem Than You Might Realize – Part 1

By John Tredennick
A critical metric in Technology Assisted Review (TAR) is recall, which is the percentage of relevant documents actually found from the collection. One of the most compelling reasons for using TAR is the promise that a review team can achieve a desired level of recall (say 75% of the relevant documents) after reviewing only a small portion of the total document population (say 5%). The savings come from not having to review the remaining 95% of the documents. The argument is that the remaining documents (the “discard pile”) include so few that are relevant (against so many irrelevant documents) that further review is not economically justified.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Preserving Gmail for Dummies

By Craig Ball
I posted here  a year ago laying out a detailed methodology for collection and preservation of the contents of a Gmail account in the static form of a standard Outlook PST.  Try as I might to make it foolproof, downloading Gmail using IMAP and Outlook is tricky.  Happily since my post, the geniuses at Google introduced a truly simple, no-cost way to collect Gmail and other Google content for preservation and portability.  It sets a top flight example for online service providers, and presages how we may use the speed, power and flexibility of Google search as a culling mechanism [...]

Monday, October 13, 2014

e-Discovery Industry Reaction to Microsoft’s Offer to Purchase Equivio for $200 Million – Part One

By Ralph Losey
On Oct. 7, 2014, the Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft had signed a letter of intent to buy what they called an Israel-based text analysis startup company named Equivio . The mainstream business press has virtually no understanding of the e-discovery industry, nor anything having to do with litigation support. They also seem to have no real grasp of what kind of software Equivio and others like it in the industry have created. They have probably never even heard of predictive coding! The business press for all of these reasons, and more, have no idea why Microsoft would pay $200 Million [...]

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Business Impact of Pharmaceutical Side Effects (Cartoon and Clip)

The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for October 9, 2014

Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the health, legal and business developments in the pharmaceutical industry. This week’s cartoon and clip features a unique look at the retail sales impact of the pharmaceutical industry (cartoon) and a quick reference link to one of the most informational and timely resources on the pharmaceutical industry, FiercePharma (clip).

Click here to find a running listing of the latest pharmaceutical industry updates as shared on FiercePharma.