With Search, What Are We Looking For?

by Barry Murphy Recently, I was contacted by an X1 user and fan and he asked me, “why isn’t X1 more famous?”  His point was that X1 Search 8 solves …

Social Media Discovery is Game-Changing, and The Smart Practitioners Get It

by John Patzakis Last week we featured guest blogger Mark Lanterman, Chief Technology Officer of Computer Forensics Services, Inc., who discussed how he performed innovative and cutting-edge social media investigations. The …

“Elephant in the Room” – Case Studies of Social Media in Civil and Criminal Cases

Editor’s Note: We are pleased to welcome a guest blogger Mark Lanterman, Chief Technology Officer of Computer Forensics Services, Inc, (CFS) a Minnesota-based eDiscovery and computer forensics services firm. CFS …

Social Discovery’s Time Is Now

by Barry Murphy The 80/20 rule tends to apply in all aspects of life, and it is certainly applying to social discovery, at least in terms of who “gets it” …

Get Ready for Hybrid Search

by Barry Murphy In the tech world, everyone is on the lookout for the next big thing.  Everyone wants to be at the edge of innovation.  In my role here …

SharePoint Search: Beyond eDiscovery

by Barry Murphy I had the pleasure of conducting a SharePoint eDiscovery webinar with Patrick Burke of Reed Smith for the OLP last week.  The subject is fascinating because finding, …

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 …