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Aug 02, 15

Admittedly, this article had me at the headline.

You can buy all the expensive tech toys you want, and in the eDiscovery world, there are plenty of them out there, but if you don't have the people in place to use them properly, they do you no good. The real power over eDiscovery, investigations and what have you on the legal front, is having smart, talented, people included in the process, and believe it or not, much of the time, those people aren't lawyers.

Lawyers, you might have to get used to that idea...;-)

Jul 30, 15

How would you feel if your employer asked you to "spread the word" on your personal social media profiles? Would you do it happily? Would you consider it? Would you refuse?

I firmly believe the answer to that question depends on two things.

One, if you don't believe in your company and what they do, I'd be willing to bet you would not like the idea of sharing their message with your social connections.

Two, if you've had an online presence, or "brand" if you will, for awhile I think you'd likewise be less likely to want to share their message. Not because you don't believe it, but because you are thinking more about how it appears to the people who follow you.

Now if both of those things are true, just forget it, unless they tell you it's required, in which case maybe a new job is in order.

Personally, I do occasionally share some Nuix-related stuff, especially when it involves the training classes I'm teaching. I see no conflict there. I don't share everything though, because I don't want my personal sites, or personal social media profiles to become nothing more than a corporate mouthpieces. It's still me here at the end of the day. Heck, I've changed companies 4 times since starting a blog, that history means something more than all that.

Jul 24, 15

The main concern for eDiscovery is what email communication is no longer available, but I'd suggest a secondary concern, whether the recipient grabbed a screen capture or saved it some other way before it expired, and how we would locate those. Still, it's not like we don't already have concerns with people deleting emails or other items.

Jul 23, 15

This seems scary. If you don't think cyber security concerns you, you should probably be aware of how many things currently, or shortly will be, connected to the internet. Yes, it's cool to be able to control your house from your smartphone, or start your car from inside using it on a cold day, but if the communication is going across the internet insecurely, that means anyone else can too! We're not just talking about a defaced website, or even credit card information, we're talking about things that can kill you.

Frankly, until this is secured as much as possible, the self-driving car is a non-starter. I kind of like the idea of the self-driving car, but not so much if it can be hacked and actually controlled by someone else.

Jul 23, 15

"The parties themselves agreed at oral argument that an individual who, in the course of reviewing discovery documents, undertakes tasks that could otherwise be performed entirely by a machine cannot be said to engage in the practice of law."

There is a potential of some very far-reaching implications from this ruling. If doc review can be so tightly defined ahead of time that reviewers are not doing legal work, then why pay legal work prices? Why not just use a machine, or hire anyone off the street?

Jul 23, 15

Cool additions to Instagram, that should help user attract a few more followers, since it makes it more searchable!

Jul 20, 15

Always interesting to come across something from a therapy blog, and see how clearly it plays out in a professional environment. Cognitive Distortions exist everywhere, but they can really hurt you in your career. Take a look at some of the things listed in here and think about how you may be blinded by your own distortions when it comes to your career, and how you see yourself succeeding or failing, versus how you really are performing.

Jul 19, 15

This is actually really cool for me. Let me tell you why. As much as I travel for work, and spend so much time on airplanes, in cabs, on public transport, on shuttles between Corvallis and the Portland Airport, and so on, you'd think I'd get a lot of reading done. But I don't. I'm very susceptible to motion sickness when I try and read. Basically, the motion of what I'm traveling in can cause my to get very, very dizzy if I'm trying to focus my eyes on what I'm reading at the same time. Now sometimes, it's not an issue. If a flight is smooth and lacks much turbulence, I might be fine. If it's turbulent, I really can't read anything, and cars/buses/trains are just right out. So, while I use Pocket to save things that I come across that I want to read, or want to think about blogging about, etc. often times I can't catch up on it while traveling the way others might. If I can close my eyes and have Pocket read them to me though, that opens up some real possibilities. I'm looking forward to that on my next trip!

Jul 19, 15

This is cool if you have no other choice. Personally, I hook up Outlook to sync with gmail and export everything to a PST as my backup, which is a whole lot easier to deal with than having a single text file for every email, but if you don't have anything else to create an email archive with, I guess this is one way to make sure you save a copy of your messages in case Gmail ever goes away, or deactivates your account. Which we know does happen!

Jul 17, 15

In the interest of following the advice given in these short presentations, let me also add that I will be attending a couple of conferences in the near future. I will be at ILTACon this year, so come by the Nuix booth and say hello! I will also be at our own Nuix User Exchange in Sept., so if you're going to be there, let me know and we can say hello!

Jul 17, 15

Malwarebytes has been one of my go-to resources for years when helping people clean up infected machines. Interesting to see them dip into a tool for Macs, which obviously can, and do, get malware as well!

Jul 16, 15

If the collection isn't defensible, there's no fixing it. Everything else that happens in eDiscovery is dependent on the prior step being correct, so when the first step isn't, you're pretty well toast no matter what technology you employ next.

Jul 13, 15

This, and the other feature mentioned in the article, having the app tell you when you're approaching a railroad crossing, seem like really good ideas to me. I've known plenty of places over the years where turning left was a fool's game, and found ways to route around that. You should have the option to turn that on the same way you can avoid tolls, right?

Jul 09, 15

Craig Ball does a great job describing how hash values are created, and used to deduplicate identical copies of documents, and also how that technology would fail to identify the same content existing in different types of files. That's why having a near-duplicate tool is also a good thing. It can help you find the same content in different files, or very similar content across multiple files by analyzing the content as opposed to just the hash values.

That's an important part of any eDiscovery workflow, finding out where content is being used in different document formats, or being altered slightly when creating a new copy of a file. Imagine, for example, an employee leaking corporate information. A hash-match may find where she has been sending exact copies of the files out, near-duplication technology would also help locate where she scanned a printed copy, or created a PDF, or made a small change to the data before sending it on.

Jul 09, 15

"Given how fast things changed, he said, he finds himself visualizing the next 5-10 years; planning for the next 2-4 years; hiring for today’s problems; and managing everything with yesterday’s budget."

I think that pretty much sums up the eDiscovery landscape right now. All the more reason to make sure that folks who work in this field have skills that translate beyond being a "button-pusher". You don't know what else you're going to need them to be doing 3-5 years from now.

Jul 08, 15

The nervousness before going in front of an audience is natural, and inherited from out ancestors. This bring to mind two points:

1. You can learn to move past it by understanding that the fear is probably overblown in your head. Truly, your mind is in fight or flight mode to protect you from dying, when embarrassment is the worst actual outcome.

2. When you don't feel at all nervous, it may be an indication that you don't care at all what the audience thinks, that is why your brain isn't being triggered, there is no potential harm. As a trainer, I know that is the day I need to find something else to do for a living.

Jul 08, 15

Stop what you are doing and grab this patch. This security flaw is already out in the wild, attached to some of the nastiest malware out there. Get the update if you have Flash installed. (And you probably do!)

Jul 07, 15

Can't say enough about the importance of considering your personal brand when it comes to social networks, blogs, and other online presence. There simply is no excuse these days for not networking, connecting with folks in your industry and using these tools in some way to show off your knowledge and skills. It absolutely helps you stand out when a recruiter or potential employer can look back at years worth of posts and gain insight into how you think how you solve problems, how you interact with others that they can't get in an interview with other candidates.

Of course, that also assumes you're not ruining your brand on social media too, but you know better than that, right?

Jul 06, 15

This is pretty cool, over 200 YouTube videos created by a Princeton professor about networking. You could do worse than keep these bookmarked to learn about computer networks!

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