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).

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - November 2, 2011

Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week's update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.

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eDiscovery News
Content and Considerations

Reports and Resources
  • By the Numbers: Am Law Tech Survey 2011 - (David Snow)
  • Bytes in Brief – Issue 174 – November 2011 - (Sharon Nelson, John Simek, Jason Foltin)
  • Electronic Discovery Update: November 2011 (PDF) (Kramer Levin)
  • ForeSee Study Highlights Social Media Best Practices for the Federal Government – (Press Release)
  • Law Firm Technology Survey 2011: All About the Connections - (The American Lawyer)
  • Law Firm Technology Survey 2011: Head for the #Cloud? (The American Lawyer)
  • Law Firm Technology Survey 2011: Spending and Saving - (The American Lawyer)
  • Privacy and Security in Implementation of Health Information Technology: US/EU Compared (PDF) (B.U. J. SCI. & TECH)
  • New York State Bar Association Releases Practitioner’s Guide to E-Discovery – (New York State Bar Association)
  • Source Consulting Group LLC Releases Results of 2011 Finance Operations Survey of Law Firms – (Business Wire)
Technology and Tactics
Twitter Hashtags of the Week
Vendor Views Industry Landscape
  • Australian First: Mallesons Signs Legal Outsourcing Agreement With Leading Global Provider, Integreon - (Press Release)
  • Australia’s First Relativity Certified Reseller: Law In Order - (Press Release)
  • C2C Simplifies the Management of eMail Archiving and eDiscovery With New ArchiveOne Release - (Marketwire)
  • Druva Puts Endpoint Data in the Spotlight with inSync Advanced Data Insights for E-Discovery – (PR Web)
  • EMC Releases Next Version of EMC SourceOne eDiscovery – Kazeon - (PR Newswire)
  • Epiq Systems Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results Led by 84% Growth in eDiscovery Operating Revenue - (Press Release)
  • Eversheds Renews IT Managed Services Deal with Computacenter - (Charles Christian)
  • Flex Discovery Expands Operations in Southern California with Acquisition of e-DOCUPLUS – (Marketwire)
  • Global Relay Ranks Among Top 100 on the Deloitte 2011 Technology Fast 500 - (PR Web)
  • Guidance Software Reports Q3 2011 Financial Results - (Business Wire)
  • Index Engines Initiates Program To Expose Liabilities Hidden IN Mystery Tapes – (Press Release)
  • Infogov Launches Website for iGRC™ – Cyber Protection of Critical National Infrastructure - (PR Web)
  • InterLegis Enhances Discovery360 Desktop - (Press Release)
  • KeyMark and HAYSTACK Information Discovery Announce Partnership - Release)
  • Kroll Ontrack Evolves E-Discovery with the Launch of Verve Do It Yourself Software – (FinanzNachrichten)
  • Long Page LLP Selects AccessData’s Summation CaseVantage to Address Electronic Discovery Needs - (Marketwire)
  • McCann E-Investigations Computer Forensics Announces Addition of Bill McGregor to Houston Team - (PR Web)
  • Nextpoint to Preserve New York City’s Social Media Efforts - (Press Release)
  • Obermayer Rebmann Creates E-Discovery Practice Group - (Gina Passarella)
  • Orange Legal Technologies: Exception Reports for Unrecognized File Types? (OrangeLT)
  • Recommind Again Named One Of NA’s Fastest Growing Companies (Deloitte 2011 Technology Fast 500) (Press Release)
  • SFL Data Named One of Bay Area’s Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies - (PR Web)
  • Spectra Logic Launches Big Tape For Big Data – (Deni Connor)
  • Symantec Reports Record Second Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results - (Marketwire)
  • Top Accountancy Firm BDO LLP selects Digital Reef’s eDiscovery Solution from eOrigin – (Business Wire)
  • Top Ten eDiscovery Cartoons from CaseCentral - (Ralph Losey)
  • Viewpoint™ Chosen as e-Discovery Platform at Kramer Levin - (PR Newswire)
  • Vista Equity Partners Announces Acquisition of Mitratech - (Marketwire)
  • Waterford Technologies Delivers Low Cost, Cloud Archive at Only 2 Cents/GB Per Month – (PR Web)
  • ZyLAB Earns Distinction by KMWorld Magazine as “Promise Award” Finalist - (Press Release)

eDiscovery Events

OCTOBER 15th Annual IT.CAN Conference October 27-28, 2011 Toronto, Canada Click here for more information.  


Text Analytics Summit West November 10-11, 2011 San Jose, CA Click here for more information.

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo November 14-17, 2011 Gold Coast, Australia Click here for more information.  

The 9th Annual General Counsel Conference – West Coast November 15-16, 2011 San Francisco, CA Click here for more information.  

The Litigation Summit and Exposition November 15-16, 2011 Washington, DC Click here information.  

The 8th Annual Advanced eDiscovery Institute November 17-18, 2011 Arlington, VA Click here for more information.  

eDiscovery Readiness for Government November 29 – December 01, 2011 Arlington, VA Click here for more information.