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).

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Two Deadly Sins Hobbling Technology-enabled Solutions in eDiscovery

By Gerard Britton
There are some interesting observations about predictive coding’s “failure to launch”.Here are two recommendations that mitigate most if not all of the impediments to technology-enabled solutions: inordinate cost and unsatisfactory performance. Cost: Reduce Prices Most knowledgeable people in the industry are aware that predictive coding vendors adopted a discount-off-of-the-alternative-manual-review-cost pricing model that assured hefty profits but bore no rational relationship to their own actual costs.Not only did this in some cases result in no actual savings; most importantly, it has occasioned the re-introduction of a process that advocates promised it would replace: key word culling. As the recall metrics [...]