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Analytics for Beginners

Please enjoy this blog post from Tanya Houseman , Senior Data Analytics & Reporting Specialist, Fenwick & West . Analytics is measuring what matters: Did we make our goals? How can we do better? Where do we need to pivot? It sounds so simple and yet some people treat analytics...

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Kick-Off Introduction to Security and Compliance's "Taming Unstructured Data" Series

Unstructured data is but one consequence of many firms' relatively late adoption of Information Governance policies and concepts. Many of us struggle to absolve ourselves of the ‘sins of the past’ and establish control of the content of legacy shared network drives or file sharing services that...


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How to Present Data to Lawyers

When Presenting Data to Lawyers, Keep Things at a 10th Grade Level They say the New York Times, the most respected news source of all time, is written at an 10 th grade level. That’s the way legal analytics should be, because you don’t have to be fancy to be highly influential. In fact,...


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What Data Analysts Do and Why Does My Firm Need One?

The job of the future. According to recent forecasts of the World Economic Forum , data analysts are expected to be one of the most in-demand jobs by 2022 in companies worldwide. Long before data science became a buzzword, William Edwards Deming said that “ without data, you’re just...


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Data Analytics - Data Warehouse 101

What is a data warehouse? Data warehouse is an analytical data store that combines information from various sources across the organization and third-party sources, providing a uniform structure for subsequent analyses. A well-designed data warehouse can be leveraged to drive strategic and...


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Enterprise Data Warehouses - 101

The concept of an enterprise data warehouse (EDW) has been around for decades. However, building an enterprise data warehouse is extremely challenging. Despite this difficulty, the benefits far outweigh the challenges. Having a centralized repository of information from an organization’s...


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Data Analytics Roundtable: Project Management and Workflows - Brief Summary

Please enjoy the summary highlights from the April 25th virtual roundtable discussion entitled Data Analytics Roundtable: Project Management and Workflows. Recommended Approach to get Started: Focus on process improvement/problem solving over technology to be used for the optimal...


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Data Analytics Series Coming to ILTACON 2018

What is my legal exposure in this case? How much should I settle for? What’s market for this contractual provision? These are examples of key questions clients ask, and the answer from their lawyer is usually subjective in nature. To paraphrase Ed Walters , CEO of Fastcase, the industry is...


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Data Analytics Dashboards, and the Tools Behind it

We all know data is valuable and in the legal world, we are flooded with data – not only with eDiscovery, but inside the firm environment as well. How can you turn your firm-level data one of your biggest assets? Data Analytic Dashboards. You’ve decided you want to implement and leverage...

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Finding the needle in the digital Multilingual haystack

If you are a Compliance Officer, Litigator or Company Executive that works with large populations of foreign language documents or are contemplating a merger with a multi-national company that will deal with these types of documents, this article is for you. This is not a marketing publication....

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