ZyLAB Blog

Black Friday, Social Media, and eDiscovery - Are you ready?

 25-11-2014 (91)
 Mary Mack

Disdain or delight, the shopping season is upon us.  As consumers give thanks and spend time with their families this Thanksgiving, they will also be gearing up for the busiest holiday shopping season. While retailers try to woo us with discounts and bargains, consumers will take to social media to compare prices, check availability and share/...

Read More »

eDiscovery: Finding the Right Solution

 19-11-2014 (141)
 Johannes Scholtes

In my last blog, I discussed the increasing importance and need for a Chief Data Officer to manage the volume of data that organizations are collecting. While getting control of that data is beneficial for all organizations and can bring benefits such as operational efficiencies, reduced costs and a competitive advantage.  However, in highly r...

Read More »

Audio Ediscovery Evidence on Appeal: Sanctions Upheld

 11-11-2014 (434)
 Mary Mack

The wait for authoritative case law requiring audio evidence is officially over. Appellate Court Judge Kevin Fox issued the most recent case awarding sanctions against an organization for mishandling their audio evidence. Josh Gilliand, at BowTieLaw blog summarizes Novick v. AXA Network, LLC,2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150004 (S.D.N.Y.Oct. 22, 2014) in...

Read More »

Why Your Organization Needs a Chief Data Officer (CDO)

 04-11-2014 (338)
 Johannes Scholtes

By now, we can all agree that a corporation’s data is one of the most valuable assets. Data is a critical asset just as are inventory, cash, buildings, personnel, and accounts receivable. But most organizations do a terrible job of using and securing data. Without good, accurate and reliable data, organizations cannot make operational improv...

Read More »

Why Basic Search Engine is Not Enough

 28-10-2014 (182)
 Johannes Scholtes

On October 23, professionals dealing with eDiscovery, Law Enforcement, Regulatory Oversight and internal investigations gathered at the eighth annual e-Discovery and e-Investigations Forum in London, to discuss best-practices and legal requirements, all focused on cost and risk reductions. They all agreed that data collections will continue to dou...

Read More »

Spoliation “shocks the conscious”: Blistering sanctions in wage and hour class action

 20-10-2014 (220)
 Mary Mack

The spoliation of evidence is the intentional or negligent withholding, hiding, altering, or destroying of evidence relevant to a legal proceeding. The goal of spoliating or tampering with evidence is usually to cover up evidence that would be disfavorable to the doer in some way. However, in the case of UMC’s class action suit for unpaid com...

Read More »

Benchmark your eDiscovery: No budget approval necessary

 14-10-2014 (461)
 Mary Mack

What is “good enough” in eDiscovery? What are “best practices” or “community benchmarks”? Enterprises pay dearly to have outside consultants come in, assess and benchmark eDiscovery in the hopes of reducing costs, risks and time. What if I told you there was a tool, readily available, usable by anyone in your o...

Read More »

File Analysis Solutions... Which One Best Fits Your Needs?

 07-10-2014 (599)
 Johannes Scholtes

The explosive growth of unstructured data is forcing many IT managers to think about data management. As IT managers, data managers and legal professionals are seeking ways to manage the vast volume of unstructured data to reduce costs and risks and increase operational efficiencies, Gartner released their "Market Guide for File Analysis Software" ...

Read More »