Is Exchange 2013 ready for Litigation Hold

September 16, 2013

It is not ready according to Greg Buckles –

The following critical information is not held:

  • Folder Location
  • Read/Unread Status
  • Flags
  • Categories
  • Reply/Forward Info

Also check out this comment on readiness of Exchange 2013  –

Exchange 2013 is unlikely to be sufficient for organizations facing a higher frequency of litigation and who have invested in in-house legal staff to perform early case assessment and sophisticated review of content before exporting such content to external legal counsel. –

Lily anyone?

July 2, 2012

Lily (  claims to be smart data at scale.

Per their website,

Lily unifies Apache HBase, Hadoop and Solr into a comprehensively integrated, interactive data platform with easy-to-use access APIs, a high-level data model and schema language, flexible, real-time indexing and the expressive search power of Apache Solr.

Anyone with experience using Lily?  What is your experience?  Did it live to your expectations?

How Much is a Petabyte, Exabyte, or Zettabyte

December 5, 2011

Terabyte– 1024 Gigabytes

Petabyte = 1,024 TB

Exabyte = 1,048,576 TB

Zettabyte = 1,073,741,824 TB

Yottabyte = 1,099,511,627,776 TB

eDiscovery vendors in Gartner magic quadrant

December 2, 2011

Quadrant 4 (leaders, higher level of ability to execute)  – FTI Technology, KCura, Clearwell Systems, Guidance Software, Autonomy

Quadrant 3 (Challengers) – Symantec, IBM, EMC, Nuix

Quadrant 2 ( visionaries, relative lower level of ability to execute) – Access Data Group, Zylab,Recommind,Exterro, CommVault, Case Central Systems, Catalyst Repository Systems,

Quadrant 1 (Niche Players)  – Xerox Litigation services, Kroll track, Epiq Systems, Integreon, Daegis, Lexisnexis,Iron Mountain, Ipro


Are these vendors correctly assessed by Gartner? Is there any other vendor that should relace one of the listed?

Over the coming weeks, we will critically review Gartner’s assessment.

Your comments welcome…..

eDiscovery vendor consolidation

December 1, 2011

According to Gartner, By 2014, consolidation in the ediscovery market will eliminate 25% of the vendors