Visual classification technology provides energy companies with strategic competitive advantage by making well log archives electronically searchable John Martin, CEO of BeyondRecognition, LLC (“BR”), today announced, “Energy companies are now using BR’s visual similarity technology to convert their paper well log archives into searchable electronic document collections so they can identify wells that may have […]

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“A force multiplier refers to a factor that dramatically increases (hence ‘multiplies’) the effectiveness of an item or group.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Force_multiplication The biggest challenge when migrating content to an enterprise content management system is leveraging or multiplying the effectiveness of domain experts who determine which documents to preserve as records, which retention schedules to apply, and which data elements to extract from the […]

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Update: Since our posting that Amazon Web Services had taken down the EDRM/FERC/Enron data set, EDRM and Nuix announced that Nuix had cleansed the Enron data set of more than 10,000 items containing private, health and financial information (http://www.edrm.net/archives/17490), and Index Engines announced that it had found “more dirt” in the EDRM/Nuix data set (http://www.poweroverinformation.com/index-engines-finds-more-dirt-on-nuixs-cleansed-enron-data-set/). […]

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Since writing our initial posting on the EDRM/FERC/Enron PII disclosures, we have learned more information about the PII disclosures that may be of interest to those who use or discuss this collection. This posting reviews FERC’s actions in the light of what was technically possible at the time and comments on Enron’s appeal of the disclosure decision […]

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Today Amazon Web Services informed BeyondRecognition that AWS has taken down the Enron Email Data Set. This is the message we received: From: Amazon EC2 Abuse <ec2-abuse@amazon.com> Date: May 6, 2013, 4:36:57 PM CDT To: “jmartin@beyondrecognition.net” <jmartin@beyondrecognition.net> Subject: Your Amazon EC2 Abuse Report [58131675787] Reply-To: Amazon EC2 Abuse <ec2-abuse@amazon.com> Hello John, We apologize for the delayed response to your report. […]

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Background. The Electronic Discovery Reference Model (“EDRM”) is an e-discovery industry standards setting group, and the EDRM Enron Email Data Set v2 (“EDRM Data”) is a collection of documents originally gathered by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) as part of its investigation of Enron’s energy trading practices and then made public by it. EDRM […]

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Rule 9037 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure governs protecting certain personal information in bankruptcy proceedings, including creditor matrices filed under Rule 1007 and proofs of claims under Rule 3001. See also Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2 governing redaction of certain personal and financial information contained in documents filed with a federal court, […]

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Organizations should perform periodic “spring cleaning” of their document management and file share systems to ensure they are keeping needed records while disposing of duplicative or unnecessary documents. A logical time to do this is when upgrading content management systems, e.g., moving to EMC Documentum’s D2, or when increasing the scope of managed content. The […]

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A recent AIIM survey report, “Information Governance, records, risks and retention in the litigation age” (link), highlights issues faced by organizations in trying to manage their documents: Custodian-based classification doesn’t work Disc storage is steadily growing with no end in sight Nobody ever seems to delete any electronic records Organizations want to unify their treatment […]

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