New RIM Playbook #IN Legal or Marketing Project Groups

The new RIM Playbook is a valuable addition for Legal or Marketing project groups as it allows them to exploit highly secure RIM Blackberry servers that conforms to international corporate IT standards. 

S5_playbook

 

The RIM PlayBook is capable of 1080p HD video, incluces an HDMI port, microUSB jack, WiFi, and Bluetooth 2.1 at one half a kilogram to provide “an amplified view of what’s already on your BlackBerry…” to “…use their tablet and smartphone interchangeably without worrying about syncing or duplicating data.”

The RIM Playbook tablet allows you to siphon data from your BlackBerry handset via Bluetooth tethering to display via the PlayBook.

RIM’s Playbook OS comes from recently acquired QNX and supports OpenGL, POSIX and HTML5 web standards and RIM’s new WebWorks SDK.

RIM Playbook Tablet Resonance Map

S5_playbook_news

 

Join us to see how RIM’s Playbook helps your Legal and Marketing project Groups.

Cheers,

Nick Trendov

@SpeedSynch @Groups_Groups @eDIscovery_ @ResonantView

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Advertisers, Lawyers, Venture Capitalists and the future of Social Media

Just as advertisers and lawyers finally learn to adapt to Social Media, the brightest Venture Capitalist in Silicon Valley, the same minds who gave birth to Yahoo, Google, Facebook and Twitter, are feverishly crafting a more fearsome spawn — Groups.

Advertisers, Lawyers & Content

Great waves of Content swamp Advertisers & Lawyers but don't impact Groups

Advertisers & Lawyers should Fear Groups

 

In the Great Wave Off Kanagawa

1. Advertisers Spend Client Money to Push Huge Content Waves

In the heyday of old Media advertisers spent a lot of client money attempting to deliver customers to their clients and while they may have understood that half of their budgets were being wasted they didn’t know how to measure which half.

2. Lawyers Spend Client Money to Sort through Huge Content Waves

Despite the fact that very few documents are useful or admissable, lawyers are compelled to launch high cost and generally low ROI eDiscovery projects by their need to minimize Risk for their firm and their clients.

Groups will add considerable Risk to Advertisers and Lawyers.

Can technology save advertisers and lawyers?

  

 

IBM Watson SuperComputer

No GROUP Access but IBM Watson Supercomputer Trumps 'humans' in Jeopardy

WATSON

Watson, recently highlighted in Jeopardy, is IBM’s latest and fastest computer and amazing when it comes to ‘reasoning’ and the mining of concepts and text. Watson may rule content and Jeopardy but is ineffective if members of trusted groups deny access to Watson because it is not in the ‘circle of trust’.

Groups Disrupt Advertising & Legal Models

If you haven’t already guessed ‘Groups’ is actually a class of software tools that facilitates the create of digital spaces where groups of people interact, get work done and then disband.

The impact of Groups on content creation, measures and trust is what advertisers and lawyers should fear.

Groups of ‘trusted’ members make it extremely difficult for advertisers to to deliver any content unless it is pulled in by a trusted group member. Regardless of the type of work done by the group, it is simultaneously a consumer, broker and creator of content and measures and effectively disrupts advertising business models.

eDiscovery in small trusted groups will be virtually impossible unless a group member surrenders all of the group content to lawyers which itself may be contradictory private non-disclosure contracts now used by lawyers to negotiate settlements or to privacy laws.

An interesting legal conundrum.

To understand the future of Groups we must start in Silicon Valley.

Silicon Valley Re-Engineers Evolution

In Silicon Valley venture capitalists influence corporate profits by shaping manufacturing and content creation standard to ensure the products they take to market are successfully propelled forward by a ‘matrix’ corporations much like a swarming brood that decends upon unsuspecting markets like billions of locust.

For those that may not know why Silicon Valley matters…

Quick History of Silicon Valley

Fields and groves of trees were soon overwhelmed by factories serving military and commercial manufacturers and the birthplace of venture capital innovation that powered; HP, Intel, Cisco, Microsoft, Apple, Yahoo, the Internet browser, Google, LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter, and other well known corporations.

Silicon Valley is the heart of the Internet.

Quick History of the Internet

During the cold war the US military feared Russian missles and connected military and university computers to assess target risk. Complex calculations of potential missle flight paths were shared by many computers to speed up response analysis.

Shortly afterwards linked computers began to share email, exchange files and porn–the blueprint for the modern internet was born.

Venture Capitalists, Groups, Content and Trust

The internet perceived by most people when they view a browser is actually the world wide web or www and a small proportion of the ‘real internet’. Shortly after Netscape create the first visual brower Yahoo created the first highly successful commercial portal which was essentially a combination of a digital Yellow Pages and a business card listing.

Advertisers quickly determined that advertising budgets were better spent on Yahoo and a few years later Google helped get more advertisers to the internet by convincing more people to create content that would provide them ‘free’ advertising–the SEO model was born a few years later.

Evolution of Revolution

Yahoo was about people wayfinding in a huge directory and Google was about search optimization across millions of web sites though this caused stress to Venture Capitalists who needed more opportunities to provide Wall Street with opportunities for selling stocks of IPO’s or new companies going to the stock market.

Venture Capitalists saw that Google carved an private island inside the world wide web where corporations could advertise to people. VC’s then determined that offering people tools to advertise to each other would be event more profitable and soon formed the ‘social media’ islands where people joyfully spammed friends that were turned off by increasing amounts of spam delivered by search engine spiders and the advertisers that fed them. People were friendlier.

Group Tools that Rule

Twitter and Posterous are two of the three Group tools that I believe will lead the way to creating new opportunities and problems for advertisers and lawyers.

How do I know this?

Twitter allows members to follow or block other members en masse or create ‘private’ groups by combining features like lists, direct messages and # tags.

Posterous has recently announced a Groups focus which is extremely interesting as our success with Posterous is significant since we received 1,000 predictive analytics content ‘hits’ in 1 week for highly focused content by using the same Twitter-like Resonance technology used to synchronize 1,000 bloggers via simple Marketing Service Level agreements.

What is the third group tool that rules? Asana, at least for now.

Explore & Exploit Opportunities in Groups

Our experience includes the facilitation self-forming groups to deliver accelerated learning while simultaneously crafting trusted content focused Content and Web Strategies as well as Scenario, Business and Predictive Analytics.

Advertisers or Lawyers would benefit from our ability to align people, content, products or purpose, especially our combined use of Twitter, Posterous and other Social Media platforms combined with our accelerated group content facilitation.

Cheers,

Nick Trendov

@eDiscovery_ nick@scenario2.com @SpeedSynch @ResonantView

Mobile Resonance Aligns Relationships #IN Groups

Offering mobile advertising effectively is almost impossible until individuals declare specific interests though it is possible to reach out and understand an individual by understanding their group relationships. 

Mutualistic relationships are formed among groups, people and content in that groups may align people or content to social or commercial goals; alternatively social or commercial goals may align people or content. 

Mobile Content Explosion

 Content delivery in a mobile platform is no longer an option as mobile handsets are now the interface of choice for internet access in Japan where mobile interactions include payments for goods, services and access to social media groups. 

 Globally Twitter makes it easy to Tweet to get an answer from trusted groups globally 24 hours a day rather than attempting to scroll and assess hundreds of thousands of hits from search engines.

 Resonance Aligns People, Content and Purpose

 Twitter-type Resonance advertising tools provide great value to stressed-out marketers and advertisers who look to reach out to mobile customers as Social Media, data overload, SEO spam overwhelm traditional advertising and media business models.

The links below offer Resonance perspectives for advertisers or practitioners that serve groups or individuals.

 Self-Forming Groups – In Nature

 “Nature shows us how to avoid deadly data overload illustrated by The New York Times article that describes how soldiers are swamped by great bursts of data and deadly consequences that may follow…”

 Self-Forming Groups – Micro-Finance

 “This booklet tells you in simple terms how to help the poor to form Self-Help Groups…”

 Self-Forming Groups – Pharmaceutical

 “Self-forming groups of patients which distribute antiretroviral drugs to those on treatment have proved highly successful in retaining patients in care in Mozambique, and drastically reduced the need for patients to travel to health facilities, according to Tom Decroo and colleagues in a study reported in the advance online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes…”

 Join us to explore how Twitter-like Resonance helps you align people, content and purpose in trusted groups.

 Cheers,

 Nick @SpeedSynch  @ResonantView  nick@scenario2.com

Exposed E-Discovery Counsel Struggle #IN Great Data Waves

E-Discovery Counsel armed with little other than ....

eDiscovery Counsel may be armed with little more than...

Exposed Counsel?

It seems that eDiscovery currently depends on counsel’s ability to run into a great 100 meter high wave of data, pull out a few liters of water and present it to a judge or jury with the assistance of ‘modern’ E-Discovery tools that provide cover equivalent to a Speedo bathing suit and not much else.

Counsel Struggles in Great Data Waves

eDiscovery Counsel struggles with Great Data Waves

eDiscovery Counsel struggles with Great Data Waves

Massive amounts of electronic data must be harvested, processed and analyzed, sometimes in databases that span countries or continents–a costly and time consuming process.Applying our datamining experience illustrates a better, cooler and faster approach to eDiscovery by using tools that help the content declare whether it is important in your eDiscovery work by employing the concept of Resonance and SpeedSynch Resonance Maps.

Overview of Discovery
Under the law of the United States, civil discovery is wide-ranging and can involve any material which is “reasonably calculated to lead to admissible evidence.” This is a much broader standard than relevance, because it contemplates the exploration of evidence which might be relevant, rather than evidence which is actually relevant.

‘Might be Relevent’
The notion of extending eDiscovery to data or content that ‘might be relevent’ is interesting and tends to increase size scope and time in eDiscovery projects as there is no end in sight with ‘might’.

Relevent Scenarios
When an action is launched by a plaintiff the experience of the defending counsel or previous cases usually offer a range of scenarios as a potential outcome of the action.

Working backwards from the outcome scenarios to access the data that would enable their manifestation would reduce eDiscovery time, cost and stress by up to 80%. Plaintiff’s, defendants, counsel and the assets they apply to eDiscovery are focused. 

The Great eDiscovery Data Wave
When you start your E-Discovery project do you feel like your are looking up at a great wave of data about to sweep you away?

Resonance Matters

SpeedSynch Resonance Maps facilitate the employment of a Scenario based E-Discovery approach and SpeedSynch Resonance Maps allow content or data that matches scenarios to float up to the attention of eDiscovery project teams.

Join us to explore the use of Scenario based eDiscovery and the use of SpeedSynch Resonance Maps–help cover your Counsel so that they can do their job better!

Cheers,
Nick @SpeedSynch @ResonantView  nick@scenario2.com



Starting E-Discovery #IN Data increases Cost or Time up to 400%

In my experience over the past 10 years starting data analysis projects from the data increases the time of the project by at least 400% and in the case of larger data warehouse projects the time approaches infinity as they are only rarely completed successfully regardless of extensions to budget or time.

E-Discovery project approaches mirror data warehouse projects eerily;

  • Projects are driven by an IT persepctive
  • A focus on capturing ALL data before determining what is useful
  • Forcing data into databases or data warehouses before permitting analysis
  • A disproportionate amount of project resources are consumed before analysis occurs
  • Lawyers and participants in the action that motivated the E-Discovery project are not happy with their ROI

Ground Hog Day

In the movie Ground Hog day Bill Murray is forced to relive the same day again and again until he perceives that his behaviour has trapped him in the loop.  Once he acheives this realization he is able to change the result of the day and move on. 

Oddly enough the EDRM, while it is a good guideline for those without a concept of E-Discovery, replicates the conditioning that was delivered to data warehouse and business intelligence clients.  The same clients that now choose common tools, accelerated deployments and often by-pass data warehouses by taking valid transactional data from transactional sources and processing it overnight on servers that may be as small as a high powered laptop computer.

EDRM or Electronic Discovery Reference Model

We have complemented the image of the EDRM below to indicate in red potential opportunities to reduce costs or E-Discovery project time buy up to 80% by using existing client tools and common technologies applied in a focused way.

The red star with the “0” indicates where the E-Discovery process might begin to yield better, faster and cheaper results, at the end.

Understanding the range of possible outcomes and associated behaviours, content and people associated to those results allows us to focus and prioritize where E-Discovery resources might be directed first and stopping when the results are good enough.

For those situations where the risk of ‘good enough’ is just too high, starting from the end is still better and complements the usual method of capturing and analyzing everything as it allows negototiations related to the scope of the action to occur and possible mediation while the processes proceeds.

E-Discovery Factories

Some law firms have ‘locked-in’ E-Discovery costs by contracting or outsourcing all of their projects fixing their costs while avoiding the potential cost savings possible by using common tools and approaching the E-Discovery process differenly.

Contact us for more detail on a different way to deliver E-Discovery results to your clients by working with your vendors to use simple and common tools.  Don’t forget to ask us about how SpeedSynch Resonance Maps speed up E-Discovery.

Cheers,

Nick Trendov @SpeedSynch nick@scenario2.com

 

Law Firms carry big Risk #IN Outsourced E-Discovery Supply Chains

Law firms may soon discover the big risks embedded in outsourced E-Discovery supply chains, the ones that promise really cheap E-Discovery, the same risks that clients of IT outsourcers currently suffer from horribly;

  •  Project times and risk exposures are increased by an ambitious desire to push higher volumes off-shore.
  •  E-Discovery projects that start from ‘atomic’ data  perspectives to create inflexible project specifications that deliver low cost answers to the wrong questions or don’t attain the value promised as client or work requirements or objectives seem to change many times before project completion.
  • Global E-Discovery outsourcers’ software ‘lock-in’ processes ill-suited to the work at hand. 
  •  Privacy issues linked to documents bound by multiple jurisdictions, contractual or moral charges.

Good News for Smaller E-Discovery Practices

The good news for law firms with smaller E-Discovery practices is that some of the largest law firms have locked in contracts, one recently in excess of $500,000,000.  Long term contracts with global E-Discovery supply chain partners virtually eliminates the benefits of constant innovation with new processes, new software or the ability to exploit positive changes in E-Discovery trends shaped by concepts like Proportionality or Mediation.

E-Discovery focus on Global Economies of Scale

 

Indeed the specific design of E-Discovery ‘factories’ offered by E-Discovery outsourcers include products from database vendors or specialized E-Discovery software to cut costs.  However this ‘factory’ must be feed with high content volumes and associated processes that may actually later add costs to the discovery process but must be executed for the factory to function.

 

Speeding Up E-Discovery

 

We employ proven Semantic technology and Content Resonance innovations to facilitate, enrich or accelerate E-Discovery and uncover hidden value during the discovery process.

 

Contact us about speeding up E-Discovery projects or getting more value from your E-Discovery investments.

 

Cheers,

Nick Trendov @SpeedSynch nick@scenario2.com

Content Resonance Rules #IN Legal E-Discovery 2.0

The legal profession is wrestling with data and information overload to meet legal E-Discovery obligations and client expectations and may be able to benefit from significant advances provided by Social Media platforms and Content Resonance.  

Do your clients need cost effective discovery or do they want you to run an E-Discovery Factory?

E-Discovery and Out of Control Costs

“Electronic discovery (or e-discovery, eDiscovery) refers to discovery in civil litigation which deals with the exchange of inform ati on in electronic format (often referred to as Electronically Stored Information or ESI).[1] Usually (but not always) a d i g i tal forensics analysis is performed to recover evidence. A wider array of people are involved in eDiscovery (for example, forensic investigators, lawyers and IT managers) leading to problems with confusing terminology.[1] from Wikipedia

Simply put discovery related to civil litigation is very costly and in our experience the costs may be decreased significantly by shifting the discovery approach away from what I described as a 50 year old factory at a recent IADC event.  The tendency for E-Discovery vendors to approach discovery with a data warehouse and Business Intelligence concept is even more troubling, though it provides even more opportunity to innovators who will come from other professions to boost E-Discovery value and cut costs.

Factories are built to create a product that has been designed precisely and the objective of the factory is efficiency and maximizing the ROI or return on investment in the factory by selling the products manufactured. 

The product is secondary to factory investors.

Vendors Shift focus from Discovery to Software Factory

E-Discovery software vendors offer compelling arguments and documents to justify ROI or return on investment to law firms or corporations so that they feel good about buying a factory that is not designed to create a specific product. 

Indeed the specific design of E-Discovery ‘factories’ offered by traditional database vendors or E-Discovery application providers use software to facilitate or accelerate manual processes add costs to the discovery process but must be executed for the factory to function.

Now we look at how Social Media platforms deal with content to explore opportunities for law firms or corporations around E-Discovery innovation.

Social Media and Content Resonance

The concept of resonance is usually connected with sound though it is a relationship between sound and a RESONATOR that is a container.  As sound enters the container’s space its natural resonance, the frequency at which it vibrates at a sub-atomic level, is influenced by the sound.

When sound vibrates at the same frequency of the container it resonates with it to augment its natural frequency whereas sound of a different frequency modifies or dampens the container’s natural frequency.  The same happens to content as it travels in and between Social Media platforms or the Internet.

Content resonance creates significant value with two quite distinct uses;

  • Navigation — content helps people find things and is expendable afterwards
  • Learning — content helps people learn and becomes less valuable afterwards

Content Resonance and E-Discovery 2.0

To illustrate the use of content resonance to quickly improve the speed and quality of discovering relevant documents we chose a clear and simple article from SLAW to;

  1. Create a SpeedSynch Resonance Map
  2. Direct Yahoo to find documents of similar ‘resonance’

SpeedSynch Resonance Map for E-Discovery 2.0 Search

Looking for content on the internet to match a particular document pattern is like looking for documents in an E-Discovery process, so many documents and so little time and creating a resonance map or pattern of a target document helps us find documents that traditional searches cannot uncover. 

Note that resonance maps complement tradtional search by finding content that cannot be described precisely but rather by the phrase ‘show me something like this’ or with the use of semantic algorithms where ‘any words used in similar spaces share meaning’.

SpeedSynch Resonance

Legal E-Discovery and SpeedSynch Resonance Maps

 

We then create a resonance based query which Yahoo processed to return the results below after searching its internet index where the top 50 documents closest to the Slaw article E-Discovery\SLAW E-Discovery and Data Dumps.pdf were selected and finally the 8 results below or the cream of the crop were summarized and delivered.

24   Frost Brown Todd – Publications – Court Finds Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege & Work Product, Notwithstanding 2006 Amendments to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

 Court Finds Waiver of… Attorney-Client Privilege & Work Product,… amended rules, the defendants waived privilege… had begun with production of paper documents… and undertook to review ESI materials for… searches for 70 keywords, plus a review…

http://www.frostbrowntodd.com/news_ca_dibertjune08/

23   Trial Court Violated Attorney-Client Privilege by Ordering In Camera Review :Electronic Discovery Law

Wholesale Corp. Superior Court, S163335 (Cal. Electronic Discovery Law Firm : K&L Gates : Electronic Discovery Court Violated Attorney-Client Privilege by Ordering In

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/2009/12/articles/case-summaries/trial-court-violated-attorneyclient-privilege-by-ordering-in-camera-review/

23   Document Review « Bow Tie Law’s Blog

Knotty Issues of e-Discovery D4 LLC: SmarterDiscovery The Producing Party claimed they had… rolling agreement to review and produce discovery… followed-up with a motion to compel the original… The Defendants hired a 30 person…

http://bowtielaw.wordpress.com/category/document-review/  

21   Finding Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Protection, Court Orders Production of Attorney Notes of Employee Interviews Concerning Intel’s Compliance with Evidence Preservation Obligations : Electronic Discovery Law

In re Intel Corp. decision, the district court adopted the Special K&L Gates LLP Protection, Court Orders Production of Attorney Notes… with Evidence Preservation Obligations marketing group employees with instructions…

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/2008/06/articles/case-summaries/finding-waiver-of-attorneyclient-privilege-and-work-product-protection-court-orders-production-of-attorney-notes-of-employee-interviews-concerning-intels-compliance-with-evidence-preservation-obligations/

 14   Data Dumps: The Bane of E-Discovery — Slaw

Slaw is a cooperative Canadian Canadian Forum on Civil Justice Is Moving to York… Nelson and John W. been in private practice ever since. Data Dumps: The Bane of E-Discovery

http://www.slaw.ca/2010/11/26/data-dumps-the-bane-of-e-discovery/  

 12   : Attorney-Client Privilege : North Carolina Business Litigation Report

North Carolina Business Litigation Report : North Carolina Business Litigation Lawyer… About This Blog Home > Attorney-Client Privilege > onclaimed grounds of privilege. North Carolina”s District Courts… http://www.ncbusinesslitigationreport.com/tags/attorneyclient-privilege/

 11   E-Discovery Bytes : E-Discovery Lawyer & Attorney : Quarles & Brady Law Firm : Electronic Discovery, Data Preservation, Conversion, Computer Forensics

Common themes
COURT, COURT ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY, E-DISCOVERY, PRODUCTIONE-Discovery Bytes : E-Discovery… Brady Law Firm : Electronic Discovery, Data Preservation,… Archives Ninth Circuit”s Court of Appeals retreated… Tags: BALCO, Case Law,… Trackbacks //ediscovery.quarles.com/

 11   Law Practice Today | The Attorney-Client Privilege and the Amended Federal Discovery Rules

Common themes
ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY-CLIENT, ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE, COURT, LAW PRACTICEmanagement,federal rules, attorney-client, privilege, federal discovery rules, discovery,… and privilege waiver. http://www.abanet.org/lpm/lpt/articles/mgt12062.shtml

Resonance and Hidden E-Discovery Value

The results above clearly provide multiple perspectives of E-Discovery inferred in the SLAW E-Discovery article which would have never been found with traditional searching techniques.

Application of Resonance Pre and Post E-Discovery

We have applied the concept of resonance for over five years to deliver value to corporations and our learnings may be applied to E-Discovery quickly because of the common processes and approaches that are promoted by E-Discovery vendors and appear to be employed within E-Discovery projects, the notion of the factory, 50 years ago.

Call us to see how Resonance and Social Media platform innovation in content navigation may help you.

Cheers,

Nick Trendov @SpeedSynch

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