Organizational Self-Assessment: HR Factors

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In Part 7, we reviewed the key financial factors that must be considered as part of an organizational self-assessment of eDiscovery needs and solutions, including sunk costs, ongoing costs, and potential future costs. In this Part, we turn our attention to the fourth and final category of key factors for organizational self-assessment: human resources (HR) factors. HR factors, in this context, refer to all of the employees – internal and external – involved in meeting the organization’s eDiscovery needs, along with their locations and training and certifications, and how those things might change, over time, with different solutions . . .

See You This Week at ILTACON16

Tom O'Connor ILTACON is of course the annual conference for the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA).  This year it is being held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor MD, just south of Washington, DC, and across the Potomac from Alexandria, VA. Technically, the show opened last night on Sunday, August 28th, with the annual golf tournament, orientation sessions, and an opening reception that evening.  But, the Keynote and Educational Sessions start today on Monday, August 29th, and … Continue reading

Organizational Self-Assessment: Financial Factors

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In Part 6, we reviewed the key technology factors that must be considered as part of an organizational self-assessment of eDiscovery needs and solutions. In this Part, we turn our attention to the third of the four categories of key factors for organizational self-assessment: financial factors. Financial factors, in this context, refer to an organization’s sunk costs, recurring costs, and potential future costs with each solution under consideration. We’ll elaborate on each of these categories below . . .

Industry Veteran and Relativity Master Sarah Cole Joins Advanced Discovery as Director, Solutions North America

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Advanced Discovery continues client services enhancements with the addition of experienced solutions expert in New York Advanced Discovery announced today the hiring of eight-year industry veteran Sarah Cole, JD, as Director, Solutions North America in New York.  Sarah is an electronic discovery professional specializing in predictive and textual analytics, their incorporation into efficient, advanced workflows, and the establishment of best practices for their use. As one of only sixteen Relativity Certified Masters in the world, Sarah is one of industry’s … Continue reading

Advanced Discovery Named to the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Fifth Consecutive Year

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As a five-time honoree, leading international eDiscovery services provider Advanced Discovery joins the Inc. 5000 “Honor Roll” Leading international eDiscovery and litigation services provider Advanced Discovery today announced its fifth consecutive naming to the annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies.  As a five-time honoree, Advanced Discovery is proud to have joined the Inc. 5000 “Honor Roll” with phenomenal three-year growth of 117%. The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started … Continue reading

Tech Assessment and You

Tom O'Connor I’ve been following the blog series on Insourcing vs. Outsourcing, by my Advanced Discovery colleague Matthew Verga, and found this week’s chapter especially interesting. The series is basically a more detailed deep dive into the topic that Matthew and I addressed in a webinar a while back (you can see a replay of the presentation here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2825368125753789186). The most recent installment is called Organizational Self-Assessment: Technology Factors and can be found on the Advanced Discovery blog page at http://www.advanceddiscovery.com/blog/2016/08/organizational-self-assessment-technology-factors/. The … Continue reading

Millnet Announces Managed Document Review Service

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New service provides high-quality, high-efficiency document review in a high-security environment International litigation services provider Millnet, an Advanced Discovery company, today announced the public launch of its new managed document review service, making its eDiscovery offering truly end-to-end.  Already in operation with select clients for months, the service is now being made available to everyone. The service is built on their Best in Service Relativity environment, and enhanced by Millnet and Advanced Discovery’s custom Relativity extensions.   Millnet’s deep bench of … Continue reading

Organizational Self-Assessment: Technology Factors

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In Part 5, we reviewed the key legal factors that must be considered as part of an organizational self-assessment of eDiscovery needs and solutions. In this Part, we turn our attention to the second of the four categories of key factors for organizational self-assessment: technology factors. Technology factors, in this context, refers to an organization’s overall technology resources, sophistication, and comfort level. The specifics of this will vary widely from organization to organization, and are the second most important set of factors for determining eDiscovery needs and assessing the suitability of potential solutions for your organization. Like legal factors, technology factors are assessed through . . .

Advanced Discovery Experts to Appear on Educational Panels at Upcoming ILTACON

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From Sunday, August 28, to Thursday, September 1, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA), will hold ILTACON, “a four-day educational conference that draws on the experience and success of professionals employing ever-changing technology within law firms and legal departments.”  The conference will feature educational sessions in a variety of formats, including: hands-on, interactive audience participation, case studies, advanced curriculum, roundtables, lecture presentations and panel discussions. Advanced Discovery is proud to have experts participating as presenters in two of those sessions: … Continue reading

Follow-Up to “The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good”

Tom O'Connor Last week’s blog, The Perfect Is the Enemy of the Good, http://www.advanceddiscovery.com/blog/2016/07/predictive-coding-the-perfect-is-the-enemy-of-the-good, has had numerous responses.  The two below are from observers who did not want their names revealed, because they are not speaking for their employer, so I am printing them without any attribution specifically at the authors request. First, from an employee of a large corporation, comes this reasoned appeal to validate any process used regardless of which one is chosen: I am constantly bewildered as to why … Continue reading