Author Archives: Ryan Short

Ray Interviewed on EDRM’s Illumination Zone Podcast

Our CEO and co-founder Ray Biederman was recently interviewed on the Illumination Zone podcast by EDRM’s Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad. Below’s transcript has been lightly condensed and edited for clarity.  Mary: Hello and welcome to the EDRM Global Podcast Network, and … Read More

“Alternative” Legal Service Providers

At some point, the “A” will probably fall off “ALSP.” That’s the general conclusion of Thompson Reuters’ excellent Alternative Legal Service Providers 2021: Strong Growth, Mainstream Acceptance, and No Longer an “Alternative.” At their best, ALSPs perform two functions concurrently: Allow … Read More

Commentary on “The E-Discovery Identity Crisis”

Recently, Rhys Dipshan published a good piece on entitled The E-Discovery Identity Crisis. It examines the marketplace dynamics between law firms, ALSPs, and corporate clients and whether the “juice is worth the squeeze” for law firms to set up captive ALSPs. Different … Read More

Excel for eDiscovery Reporting: Driving a Nail with a Screwdriver

When constructing a house, at various times contractors will use hammers, screwdrivers, socket wrenches, table saws, pliers, drills, and more. The tool depends on the situation. You can drive a nail into a beam with the handle of a screwdriver – but … Read More

Deconstructing Social Media Discovery

This post was written by our friend Helen Geib, who played a large role in designing our Custodian Manager product (currently in beta). Enjoy! — Three-quarters of Americans use social media and most use several platforms. Many people visit their favorite … Read More

Executives Don’t Know Everything

Nor should they. No individual can possess mastery over every function of a large, complex organization. Ideally, people are recruited, developed, and provided sufficient leeway (in the form of decision making and funding) to contribute to the mission of the … Read More