Biographical Information

Ned Averill-Snell

Product Specialist, Accusoft

Ned Averill-Snell is an award-winning computer journalist and author. A former contributing editor to Datamation magazine, he is the author of Sams "Teach Yourself to Create Web Pages in 24 Hours," among other titles. He works at Accusoft.

Articles by Ned Averill-Snell

For Cloud Security Design, Don’t Ignore DRM

January's report from the Cloud Security Alliance, "Cloud Adoption Practices & Priorities Survey," only confirmed what every other such survey has said for the past year or so: Most organizations are forging ahead with cloud adoption; and most are still pretty worried about data security . . . .

Eliminating Barriers to Full-Workflow E-Discovery

Predictive coding shows us where e-discovery technology wishes it could go: total automation. Encode a complete legal mind into a software program, load up the discovery portfolio, count to 10, and out pop coded, annotated, redacted production files.

It's a seductive concept, but such technology is a very long way off, and its broad acceptance by courts—which have yet to really say yea or nay even on predictive coding—is farther away still . . . .

Search Prowess Is Key to Effective E-Discovery

Of the many challenges that bedevil e-discovery as the practice matures, two are most easily resolved by technology: the need to reduce keyword hits to a manageable number without omitting relevant results; and the need to view and search document in their native formats. Because thorough and effective search depends upon having the complete original text and metadata available via the native-format document, these needs overlap. . . .