Category Archives: Information Management Trends

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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Performance-Centric Data Storage TCO Study Demonstrates Cost Advantages of Flash Arrays

The SSD genie is out of the bottle. It is common knowledge that Solid State Drives (SSD) are many times faster than traditional hard disk drives (HDD) – which is why enterprise-grade SSD and Flash storage arrays are rapidly replacing traditional HDD-based storage solutions as the de facto standard for time sensitive, tier one applications. However, conventional wisdom dictates that SSD or Flash is much more expensive. In fact, when performance counts, Flash is not only faster, in many cases, Flash is also a lot less expensive than HDD. Continue reading

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Real-time Analytics and the Role of the Individual: Major Themes at GigaOM Big Data Event

To be human and living in the 21st century is to rely on data, whether it is generated organically through some miracle of neurotransmission or produced by some electronic device. The most ardent technophiles among us believe – and they may be right – that for every problem in life there exists an electronically enhanced solution. Both people and computers need data to make decisions, and the collection, managing and parsing of that data along with the symbiotic relationship that exists between man and machine is what makes the big data space so compelling as well as complex. 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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Healthcare a Major Theme as IBM Delivers Big Data Message at IOD 2012

Tackling Big Data is both a challenge and an opportunity. In the context of healthcare, the more information you have about a patient or a set of patients at the point of care or in a research environment, the better informed the care provider and the patient will be. By most accounts, healthcare IT is roughly 10 years or so behind the financial industry. Healthcare CIOs, CMOs (Chief Medical Officers) and business executives need to have a strategic information management and governance plan in place to take advantage of Big Data opportunities and not fall prey to tactical, reactive practices that sap resources and lead to the adoption of practices and vendor solutions that quickly lead to dead-ends and under optimized systems. Continue reading

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