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, September 10, 2014

The Difficult but Necessary Challenge Ahead of Building a Legaltech Startup Ecosystem

By Aron Solomon
There is little doubt today that we need an emerging legaltech startup vertical. But where will it come from? Any startup ecosystem needs inputs, energy, and direction in order to grow and thrive. In 2014 and beyond, these won’t simply self-create, but are rather a product of identifying a need and building, with purpose and intentionality, from there. There are several structural and practical facts, perhaps obstacles, that come into play in the legaltech space. The first is that legaltech startups often need to build in stealth because they are founded by practicing lawyers. [...]