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Legal Tech Memo 2014: Driving Efficiencies and Mitigating Risk in the Era of Big Data

Now that the Information Governance message has finally gotten through to most every CIO and General Council, not to mention the vendor community, what’s next? Services and technology solutions that can be leveraged across the enterprise by a variety of data stakeholders is a much more logical and cost effective approach for today’s business climate than deploying point solutions that meet only departmental needs. A risk-based approach to managing Big Data assets throughout the enterprise – including customer and partner facing data – is not only a good idea, an organization’s survival may depend on it. Continue reading

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Information Governance Reshaping eDiscovery Landscape: A Major Theme at Legal Tech 2013

For better or worse, now that organizations of all sizes are feeling the impact of Big Data, the broader Legal Tech community appears to have finally understood that IG is more than a catch phrase. Information governance is a necessary evolution that enables organizations to transform the way they manage information risk, lower costs and derive value from their data. Meanwhile, with a plethora of vendors now jumping on the IG bandwagon, buyers and partners need to educate themselves. Continue reading

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Weighing the Cost of IT Complexity: Lessons Learned from the Banking Industry

Most banks have invested heavily in technology to help address compliance requirements and prepare for impending regulatory reform. However, banks tend to be stove-piped organizationally and too often solutions that could be leveraged across the organization are only deployed within a department.

Managing mandatory compliance and regulatory requirements as well as existing infrastructure are critical, but driving efficiency is often overlooked or not addressed due to the absence of a clear strategy or a lack of will by senior management to drive change – despite the fact that there are dozens of success stories. However, the risk of failure is also high if proper planning and support are not in place prior to implementation. Continue reading

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Information Governance + Watson = Smarter Planet

While Data and Information Governance appears to be a major theme for 2011 that both technology buyers and sellers can rally around, too many user organizations are woefully unprepared to exploit those solutions in a way that would provide benefits to the entire organization. Watson offers the potential for organizations large and small to leverage its capabilities to process enormous amounts of content across the enterprise very quickly. How will IBM exploit and unfold Watson’s potential? Continue reading

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