Document attributes provide ways to find and navigate among documents of interest. In fact, one of the biggest challenges in e-discovery and content management is to assign the best classifications and attributes to documents in a collection. Here is a checklist of where to look for different types of attributes: Within the Files Themselves, Either […]

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Many organizations manage their content using enterprise content management (“ECM”) systems like SharePoint, Office 365, FileNet, Open Text, or Documentum. These ECM systems are really databases that permit organizations to associate various classifications, tags, and descriptions (collectively, “attributes”) to the content being managed and to use those attributes to find specific documents. Parties seeking documents […]

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Enterprise Content Management systems enable organizations to work effectively with their unstructured content. ECM typically takes a more holistic view of an organization’s documents than e-discovery and enhances the ability to retrieve and analyze documents beyond what e-discovery is typically able to achieve. ECM classifies unstructured content, provides controlled access to it, and assigns granular […]

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In Everything is Miscellaneous, David Weinberger points out that no single classification system will necessarily best serve all those who use the classified content, and he points out several tools used by popular websites to let individual users create and share what they consider to be significant information. Many of those tools could be applied to improve the […]

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Whether an organization is trying to consolidate individual information silos, incorporate content acquired by merger or acquisition, or permit federated search, the challenge is determining where is true north in terms of classifying content. That is, to find a way to first group or classify documents consistently regardless of any one person’s view or assessment […]

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Many times it’s the hidden assumptions, the ones that are never made explicit or never periodically confirmed, that can cause the most damage when they’re wrong. In Information Governance and Enterprise Content Management one of the most basic assumptions is that there is one logical document per file with electronic records, and one logical unit […]

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ECM users sometimes have the Info Gov equivalent of the deep sea diving “bends.” This condition occurs when divers ascend too quickly after deep dives and the gas that had been compressed in their bodies decompresses causing painful and sometimes fatal injuries. ECM users sometimes feel like their heads are about to explode after trying […]

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