Private Cloud or within your Enterprise

September 25, 2013

Recent conversations with major clients indicates a trend where large enterprises want the benefits of scaling of the cloud within their firewalls.   Nebula One has come out with a product to satisfy this need – very interesting. check out



Handling Embedded Objects in E-Discovery

September 24, 2013

Excellent article describing embedded objects.

We should ignore the cons listed in the article as there is no real excuse for not extracting embedded objects.

E-Discovery Integration with Archive Solutions

September 19, 2013

Why should email archiving solutions be tightly integrated with eDiscovery ?

It enables enterprises to have a smooth workflow across all aspects of e-discovery, from collection/preservation to analysis/review to production/presentation. This saves a lot of time that would otherwise be wasted on importing/exporting data from different systems, and reduces the risk that something gets lost in the shuffle.

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. –

IGRM model is circular for a reason

May 5, 2013

The information Governance Reference Model is circular so it works best when there is a continuous focus on IG. One of the biggest failures in Information Governance initiatives is that It is treated as a project with a start and end date. These initiatives are only successful if the end goal is to incorporate IG as part of required operational tasks.

MapReduce or Traditional Databases

May 5, 2013

This article does an excellent job of detailing the business use cases where Hadoop is useful and where traditional Database Management systems might be more appropriate.


Monitoring Hadoop MapReduce Applications

April 29, 2013

While users have access to many tools that assist in performing large scale data analysis tasks, understanding the performance characteristics of their parallel computations, such as MapReduce jobs, remains difficult.  Step #1 is to create a test suite that you can reliably run after every change.