10 Apr GoldFynch Moves to Google Cloud

We're finished our switch over to Google Cloud Storage this weekend. You might have noticed some service interruptions this weekend. Why the switch? Along with the benefits of added performance while uploading, downloading and processing your files, Google Cloud Storage provides us with extensive security and auditing capabilities. This a major milestone towards HIPAA complaint GoldFynch. If you have any questions feel free to email us at support@goldfynch.com Interested in reading more about the comparisons between different cloud providers? This article on Medium does an excellent job summarizing the differences between the various cloud providers. If you want to know more about Google Cloud, just watch this video. Remember,...

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24 Feb ‘Codings’ and Our Improved Tagging System

We’ve created a new category of ‘tags’ called ‘codings’ A coding is a special tag that is pinned/unpinned (i.e. toggled on/off) by clicking its button.  When unpinned (i.e. turned off), the coding’s button changes color, but remains visible.   In contrast, with regular tags the button disappears when deactivated.   Here, the first 4 buttons are codings the last green one is a regular tag. The coding outlined with a red box is 'unpinned'. [Note: GoldFynch has had a 'codings' system for a while, but only for fixed categories. Our rebooted version is much more versatile.]  You can apply codings as quickly as tags.  They’re in the tag pane,...

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17 Jan How to Change Your GoldFynch Case Plan

GoldFynch is flexible! Upgrade or downgrade your case plan as needed. Choose from 4 paid plans: Egg (3 GB), Nestling (15 GB), Fledgling (50 GB), and (new)BigBird (100 GB); it’s easy to move from one to the other.   Reasons to upgrade your plan You’ve reached your plan’s storage limit. You need faster processing. (The higher the plan, the faster the processing.)   Reasons to downgrade your plan You don’t need all the storage your plan provides. You don't need faster processing anymore.   Billing is prorated, so pay only for time on a plan till the upgrade/downgrade.   How to change your GoldFynch case plan Changing plans is quick and easy. Step 1:...

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09 Jan Why Your Small Firm Needs E-Discovery, and Where to Get It.

In 2009, e-discovery expert Craig Ball asked an important question.  He hypothesized a small-firm attorney named Edna, with a budget of $1,000 for e-discovery, and challenged vendors to provide a solution. He called it the ‘EDna Challenge’. The software solution provided needed to: Be affordable, easy to use, and able to handle multiple file formats Have redaction features Keep file metadata, and track de-duplication of files Have an efficient workflow   In 2016, Craig Ball updated his EDna Challenge. In the EDna Challenge: Part 2 (presented at the 2016 ACEDS conference), there were modifications:   The budget was increased to $5,000 The review would take 90 days and the case would be...

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20 Dec Why Your E-Discovery Software Needs to Have OCR

E-discovery is the next big thing for lawyers. In the past, when lawyers shared files, there would be reams of paper in boxes full of folders. Fast forward to today, paper and folders are going digital. So, what do lawyers do with their paper documents? Well, a lot of the time they just scan them. Here’s the problem though: those scanned documents have text, but to a computer they are ‘pictures’ of text. So you can’t use them the same way you could a regular Word file. How does OCR help? Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a software tool that converts scanned documents into text...

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06 Dec What is ediscovery (or e-discovery)?

What is e-discovery? Ediscovery (i.e. electronic discovery) is the process of collecting, sharing, and searching electronically stored information (ESI) – e.g. Microsoft Word files, PDFs, audio files, etc. The ‘e’ in ediscovery stands for electronic. A standard legal requirement is for opposing lawyers to share the information they have collected with each other.  In yesteryear, this involved cardboard boxes full of paper files and folders for a case – a process called ‘discovery’; today, since most of the data is available electronically, with ediscovery, lawyers can share computer files via the internet using special ediscovery software. Although, some lawyers still share paper...

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11 Oct New Upload Status Bar: Track Your Uploads Easily.

Uploading in GoldFynch is so easy! Here’s all you need to do. . . Step 1:  Click the “Files” icon on the left pane of your GoldFynch browser window. Step 2: Drag and drop files or folders into the browser window.  Each file you upload can be up to 5 GB in size. And GoldFynch handles a large range of file types; it even automatically decompresses zip files.  Step 3:  Track your upload. . .  . . . via the expandable 'uploads progress window' on the bottom right of the screen. Remember to leave the browser window open till uploading finishes.  The uploads progress window is on...

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20 Sep Document Production in GoldFynch

GoldFynch Blog- Production in GoldFynch Production is the final step in the e-discovery process flow. This is the action where you "produce" all the documents after review for other parties. Generally there is some agreed upon production format and standards between the parties. GoldFynch can account for most situations. Once you are done reviewing, culling, redacting and tagging your files, you are ready to produce. Production in GoldFynch, just like everything else, is designed to be simple and is handled by a production wizard that will walk you through all the steps. To get started click the "Production" link on the left window...

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24 Aug Calendar Items (.ical) and Contact Information (.vcf) in GoldFynch

iCalendar files (iCALs) and Virtual Contact Files (VCFs): now supported by GoldFynch. When you upload batches of email from Gmail/Outlook into GoldFynch (i.e. when you import .mbox/.pst files into GoldFynch), they often have iCalendar files (.ical files) and Virtual Contact Files (.vcf files) attached. GoldFynch can now access and search these files for you. What are iCalendar files (iCALs)? iCals are files that calendar apps like Google Calendar and Outlook use to communicate with each other. When you email a calendar invite to your client, your calendar app attaches an iCal file (with all the event details) to your email. The client’s app then reads that file and enters the details...

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