A common perception about IT professionals and lawyers is that they do not work together cooperatively. Ask an IT professional about lawyers and you may get a puzzled or even a dirty look. Indeed, you may not even get an answer as the IT professional silently walks away.
That in fact happened to me a few times while attending Gartner Data Center in Las Vegas this past week. My colleagues invited me – a lawyer – to attend this IT-focused event. The purpose for doing so was to better understand the most pressing demands IT professionals face with respect to eDiscovery.
Happily, most of the attendees I spoke with did not walk away silently once they understood that I was an attorney. Many were intrigued that I would attend the conference and opened up to discuss their eDiscovery concerns. I was fascinated by what they shared. Two of the most common concerns were:
- Legal’s refusal to involve IT on...