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Why We Say “Performance Is A Feature”

Published on October 4, 2011 by in coding, Google

Singing the Praises of the Unsung Hero The phrase “Performance is a Feature” has been growing in popularity. Lately, it’s importance for me is underlined by the fact the most common response I get from showing off my early-stage mailing list archive, Grokbase, is that “it’s fast.” I first heard this idea similarly phrased in

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So You Want To Be A Coder

Published on October 2, 2011 by in coding

Self-Directed Job Enlargement This article is dedicated to my friends and colleagues working in non-coding technical roles that wish to make a transition or at least increase the amount of coding in their work. The Dilemma In software development teams above a certain size, there are often software engineers and systems engineers (including testing, support,

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Getting Your Hands Around Email – Introduction

A little while back, Craig Ball wrote an article, “E-Mail Isn’t as Ethereal as You Might Think” for Law Technology News which described some high level basics of the MIME Internet mail format standard. Much more technical than the typical LTN article, it highlighted the need for more articles and discussion on the ESI itself.

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Bill Clinton and Stevie Wonder on Keeping the Passion to Innovate Alive

One of the treats of attending large technology conferences is the opportunity to hear inspirational speakers. At last year’s Oracle OpenWorld, I was fortunate to hear James Carville and Mary Matalin so I was excited to learn that Bill Clinton and Stevie Wonder were to speak at this year’s DreamForce conference. As excited as I

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In-House E-Discovery “Lunch and Learn” Panel Moderated by George Socha in San Francisco

The AIIM Golden Gate Chapter is holding an E-Discovery Lunch and Learn panel on reducing cost and risk via in-house E-Discovery. We’ve assembled a well-rounded expert panel, representing both inside and outside counsel to discuss and share their experiences with you. The event is being held in San Francisco at Duane Morris and will cover

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Enterprise Archive and E-Discovery Scalability via Case Studies

Leading industry analysts have found that enterprise data (ESI) continues to growing at a over 60% annually with over 80% of that data being unstructured content (IDC, 2009). To manage the tremendous volumes of user generated content, organizations are well suited to turn to unified archiving/E-Discovery solutions that will scale not only in terms of

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Arcot Systems Acquired by Computer Associates for $200 Million

Arcot Systems has agreed to be acquired by Computer Associates for $200 million. I joined Arcot Systems as employee #32 a while back and worked there for several years. Many of the people I worked with at Arcot are still there and they have my congratulations. The following is a screen shot from their current

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The Enterprise Archive as the eDiscovery System of Record

With the typical Fortune 1000 firm now having over 5 petabytes of data, including SharePoint and social media, large enterprises can benefit from having a single “source of truth” or system of record for eDiscovery. Instead of having to collect, search and analyze data from multiple repositories, an centralized system can allow legal, records management,

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Information Governance: Precrime and Early Case Assessment

Published on August 13, 2010 by in ECA, eDiscovery

I recently posted an article titled Best Practices: Stopping Precrime on The Modern Archivist. In this article, I wrote about the ability of organizations to stop information crimes before they happen by integrating “Precrime Intelligence” and Early Case Assessment into their standard, everyday Information Management processes, the same way that Tom Cruise attempted to stop

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Automated Collection: Mitgating the Risks and Costs of Manual Collection

Published on August 12, 2010 by in ECA, eDiscovery

Jason Baron, a thought leader electronic discovery, recently mentioned a topic that “ought to be blogged about,” namely that of automated collections vs. manual collections. Automated collection is the use of software and hardware to improve the speed and reliability of collection over the network while manual collections often require manual collection of hard drives,

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