Citrix Synergy Conference: It’s About User Experience

by Barry Murphy I had the pleasure of attending the Citrix Synergy event in Anaheim, CA. Thanks to our partner Citrix for putting on a world-class event with excellent sessions, …

Evidentiary Challenges to Social Media Evidence Now Routine When Best Practices Not Utilized

by John Patzakis This past month of April saw a surge in case law involving social media cases with 112 cases published on Westlaw, representing a substantial increase from January …

As Desktop-as-a-Service Gains Traction, Do Not Overlook Productivity Search

by Barry Murphy Oftentimes, federal government agency IT departments are technology early adopters because of mandates to cut costs and increase efficiencies and business agility. It is not surprising, then, …

Cloud Search Is Important, But Only A Piece Of The Enterprise Search Puzzle

by Barry Murphy In an earlier post, I described the importance of having the ability to quickly search for information stored in the Cloud.  The post pointed out that Cloud …

Social Discovery Requires An Investigative Platform

by Barry Murphy Recent cases, such as the one John Patzakis blogged about last week and the case in Michigan where Facebook content led to the arrest of child-beaters, have …

Cloud Search: Not As Simple As You Think

By Barry Murphy Corporations and Government agencies are moving data to the Cloud in droves.  No matter which analyst firm you look to on Cloud storage adoption, you will find …

Massachusetts Court Disallows Admission of Facebook Screenshot as Evidence

by John Patzakis In yet another ruling highlighting the reckless practice of relying on mere screenshots to present social media evidence, a Massachusetts Appellate Court ruled a Facebook post submitted …

Search as a Desktop Virtualization Enabler

by Barry Murphy   Too often, search is taken for granted.  When I first started doing research on eDiscovery in the cloud, the prevailing attitude was, “as long as information …

Federal Government Agencies Face Information Management Challenges, Too

by Barry Murphy Many moons ago, one of my first projects as an analyst with Forrester Research was to find the answer to a seemingly simple question: what is the …

X1 First To Offer Social Discovery Certification

by Barry Murphy Education, training, and certification programs are foundational elements of any profession.  When it comes to relatively new functions like social media discovery, the importance of good training …

Delaware Court Affirms Conviction Based on Facebook Evidence

by John Patzakis Tiffany Parker and Sheniya Brown of Wilmington, Delaware, exchanged heated messages on Facebook over a mutual love interest, and the conflict escalated considerably when they subsequently encountered …

Avoid SharePoint eDiscovery Headaches Before They Begin

by Barry Murphy Last week, this blog featured highlights from the very successful SharePoint eDiscovery webinar with Reed Smith.  It is a topic that came up time and again in …

Highlights from Reed Smith’s SharePoint eDiscovery Webinar

by John Patzakis Reed Smith recently hosted an excellent webinar on SharePoint eDiscovery challenges, led by Patrick Burke with the firm’s eDiscovery team. The webinar featured a substantive and detailed …

Barry Murphy Joins the X1 Team

Last week, I said goodbye to my time at the eDJ Group, a company in good hands that will continue to provide top notch eDiscovery and information governance consulting at …

Judge Sends Facebook Friend Request, Gets Disqualified

As part of our periodic practice, we are checking in on the reported cases involving social media evidence for this past month of January. A quick tally identifies 74 cases …

The Benghazi ESI Scandal

Last week, the United States Senate Intelligence Committee issued a bipartisan report finding that the deadly assault on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, which killed US Ambassador Chris …

eDiscovery Software Industry Faces Transition

Recently, the eDiscovery and litigation support field has seen many developments reflecting a significant shift in the eDiscovery software industry. Greg Buckles and Barry Murphy of The eDiscovery Journal report …