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, January 28, 2015

Bridging the Consumption Gap in Legal Technology

By Stephen Berrent
Technology is powerful. IBM’s super computer Watson won Jeopardy!, and Google’s search engine knows that “a rock is a rock. It’s also a stone, and it could be a boulder. Spell it ‘rokc’ and it’s still a rock. But put ‘little’ in front of [it], and it’s the capital of Arkansas.” That said, powerful technology has not yet significantly improved our practice of law. In January 2007, in what The Wall Street Journal ’s Law Blog called “a speech worth reading,” my friend Mark Chandler (the GC of Cisco) challenged the legal industry to think about changes in technology […]