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  • Big Data Delivering Big Knowledge

    Is your organization limiting its knowledge? This question usually leads to discussions about an organization's view of big data. It's typically centered only on internal transaction data available in their customer relationship management (CRM), electronic resource planning (ERP) or other cloud-based enterprise applications. However, this contradicts what most IT business leaders want. 

  • 12/11/2013

  • NY Times "They loved your GPA, then they say your Tweets"

    At Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Me., admissions officers are still talking about the high school senior who attended a campus information session last year for prospective students. Throughout the presentation, she apparently posted disparaging comments on Twitter about her fellow attendees, repeatedly using a common expletive. 

  • 11/22/2013

  • Technology: Ensuring confidentiality and competence in the use of cloud services

    Are you a lawyer that is using popular cloud services for business-related email, document storage or collaboration? Have you read the terms of service? Do you have enough knowledge about the cloud services provider (CSP) and the cloud services to use them competently and assess associated risks? Do you know whether you have a reasonable expectation of privacy to your data in the cloud? If your answer to any of these questions was “no,” you may be missing important business, security and ethical issues related to your use of cloud services.

  • 11/15/13

  • What is Enterprise Content Management?

    Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is the strategies, methods and tools used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content and documents related to organizational processes. ECM tools and strategies allow the management of an organization's unstructured information, wherever that information exists. - See more at:

  • 10/25/13

  • Answering security and ethical questions about e-discovery in the cloud

    What Amazon built is a cloud computing storage and application center available to developers and software providers as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). In this model, providers manage the hardware and software for users, and resources are dynamically assigned and reassigned to meet demand. When done at this scale, cloud computing should be able to eliminate the cost and complexity of locally installed software.

  • 10/18/13

  • Judge eyes vendor contracts as ‘frightening’ ransoming of Glaxo data unfolds

    New York County state Judge Shirley Werner Kornreich sent a sobering message this week to organizations that outsource e-discovery to third parties. Her warning: if it can happen to the world’s sixth largest pharmaceutical conglomerate, it can happen to anyone.

  • 10/11/13

  • Executive Insight

    By December 31, 2016, federal agencies must retain e-mail records in an appropriate electronic system that “supports records management and litigation requirements.” By December 31, 2019, federal agencies must manage all permanent electronic records “electronically to the fullest extent possible.” 

  • 9/27/13

  • NSA Revelations Reframe Digital Life for Some

    News of the U.S. government’s secret surveillance programs that targeted phone records but also information transmitted on the Internet has done more than spark a debate about privacy. 

  • 9/20/13

  • Wake Up! The Speed Of Business Is In Milliseconds!

    Malnati points out that for an end user, whether a client company, or an individual looking to buy a spoon collection on Amazon, the websites and supporting channels that assist in the transaction can run into trouble in a number of ways. 

  • 9/13/13

  • Employee Records: How Effective is Your Records Management Program?

    Employers are required by a myriad of federal and state laws to retain employee records, such as wage and hour information, I-9 forms, and records related to job applications, for specific periods of time. Yet a recent survey found that there is room for improvement in managing records programs.

  • 9/6/13

  • The Race to Manage Government Records Begins

    As federal agencies crawl toward deadlines to permanently store their records in digital formats, the National Archives and Records Administration is bringing together vendors that want a piece of that business.

    An August 2012 presidential directive requires agencies to store all emails digitally by 2016 and to store other records digitally by 2019.

  • 8/30/13

  • Make Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) And eDiscovery Work For Your Business

    The latest challenges to your business’ eDiscovery policies and procedures may not be changes in the law but may instead be changes in your employees’ lifestyles: they have smartphones and they want to use smartphones to facilitate their work.

  • 8/23/13

  • Senators Propose Crackdown on Cyber Theft

    Whitehouse and Graham, the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on crime and terrorism, said the legislation would give prosecutors the tools they need to crack down on hackers.

    The proposed bill would expand the Economic Espionage Act to cover government-sponsored hacking and would give victim companies the opportunity to weigh in about the importance of their trade secrets during criminal prosecutions.

  • 8/16/13

  • The Hill -- Senate Panel to Review NSA Programs

    Intelligence officials endured a bipartisan flaying at a House hearing earlier this month. If the officials receive a similar reception in the Senate, it could spell trouble for the spying programs.