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).

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Ennui: Have We Grown Weary of e-Discovery?

By Craig Ball
I love the word “ennui.” It’s from the French for vexing and describes a feeling of languor, lassitude and listlessness. It speaks of an agitation and weariness born of having seen it all before. I picture artists and writers from the Belle Époque or The Crawleys of Downton Abbey before the Great War. “Bring the smelling salts, Carson. Her Ladyship has the vapors again.” “Ennui” aptly describes what I’m seeing in the e-discovery world.  We are bored with e-discovery.  It hasn’t gone away, as some foolishly imagined it might.  Most have endured rather than embraced e-discovery.