Introduction to Information Technology

54 mins

This course outlines the basics of information technology as it relates to data sources in eDiscovery. The faculty discuss the various locations in which data exist and the challenges involved in locating and controlling that data. The faculty also discuss some of the issues organizations face resulting from the explosion of mobile devices, social media, and the cloud.

Class Outline:
  • Introduction to Information Technology 54 mins
    • Introduction
    • User Created Files
    • Document Management System
    • Structured Data Sources
    • Communications
    • Intranets & External Websites
    • Social Media
    • Handheld Devices
    • Third Party Data Storage
    • Back-Up Data
    • Conlusion
Class Readings:
  • Introduction to Information Technology.pdf
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William Richardson   |   09/19/2023

More interesting than I thought it would be at first glance!

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Evelyn Lopez   |   09/28/2022

This was more interesting than I had expected. Good presenters!

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Jason Zulueta   |   05/02/2022

There was a lag on question 1, and while I initially answered it correctly it did not record the answer and it caused me to fail the exam.

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Lavinia Supuran   |   04/08/2022

Great insight into different avenues to store data, and what the best tools are.

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Daniel Healy   |   05/29/2021

There is a skip or hold in the presentation.

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Terry Smith   |   03/18/2020

Great insight and refresher materials.

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Brad Roberts   |   09/06/2019

Very interesting, and useful, information. Thanks!

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Julie Richer   |   05/07/2019

Great overview, communicated in easy to understand terms

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Patricia Amori   |   08/21/2018

I learned something. Thank you.

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Anjoli Michelle Ferrara-Clayton   |   01/22/2018

Very informative course on Information Technology. After completing, I felt I had an understanding and grasp of things that I might have not understood from reading a simple chapter of a textbook. Excellent explanations from the speakers/faculty!

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Leslie Neville Gillett   |   01/08/2018

This is a great high-level introduction to some of the many facets of information and how organizations have to consider dealing with it. It's also very current with discussions about cloud services, backups in various forms and BYOD policies. A nice primer for understanding organizational IT.

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John O'Hara   |   01/07/2018

Straightforward, practical, imminently relevant to eDiscovery practitioners. Thank you!

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Susan Cruise   |   08/28/2017


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Donivan Irby   |   08/11/2017


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Catherine Hendricks   |   07/27/2017

Good overview.

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Teresa Otsubo   |   07/26/2017

Quite a sobering presentation about electronic discovery.

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Richard Fraser   |   07/25/2017

very informative

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Jonathan Thompson   |   07/21/2017

I like the format of different experts talking off the cuff, but edited for organization. Good information about current information sources in a corporation.

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WILLIAM LONG   |   06/23/2017

Good information, except they don't talk fast enough to hold my attention.

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David Coe   |   05/15/2017

Thought-provoking introduction.

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Robin Brown   |   04/11/2017

Good information - interesting presentation

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Joseph Drouin   |   04/04/2017

All three instructors were a pleasure while presenting the information effectively; Tom actually made me laugh out loud at my desk several times.

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Robin Rickett   |   04/03/2017

Just finished. Learned some interesting things.

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Cynthia Gaddis   |   03/31/2017

Some terms were used without those terms themselves being explained, however basic those terms may seem to the presenters.

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Judy St. John   |   03/14/2017

Good basic information about data. Sometimes the sources are taken for granted.

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William Adam   |   03/07/2017

Good introductory course. The review of information retention was very helpful.

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Gertrude Cochran   |   02/15/2017

Great overview from the back end perspective of what e-discovery is.

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Charles Becoat   |   02/13/2017

Great information

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