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The Top Issue Impacting eDiscovery Business Performance: Budgetary Constraints (Fall 2017)

The Top Issue Impacting eDiscovery Business Performance: Budgetary Constraints (Fall 2017)

In the Fall of 2017, 31% of respondents viewed budgetary constraints as potentially having the greatest business impact on their business in the next six months. This percentage is the highest of all concerns represented in the survey. Budgetary constraints also appear to have the greatest potential impact now on business than at any time since the initiation of the eDiscovery Business Confidence surveys.


The Challenge of Budgetary Constraints: eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results – Fall 2017

The Challenge of Budgetary Constraints: eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results - Fall 2017

The Fall 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey is a non-scientific survey designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem.


The Rise of Data Type Issues in eDiscovery: Six Issues That Impact eDiscovery Business Performance

The Rise of Data Type Issues in eDiscovery: Six Issues That Impact eDiscovery Business Performance

In the Summer of 2017, over 40% of respondents viewed data issues (data volumes and data types) as potentially having the greatest impact on their eDiscovery business in the next six months.


Summer Doldrums? 18 Observations on Summer 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence

Summer Doldrums? 18 Observations on Summer 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence

Summer 2017 eDiscovery Confidence: Survey respondents appear to have a slightly less optimistic view of the business climate this quarter (Summer 2017) than they did last quarter.


Revenue Expansion or Erosion? eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results – Summer 2017

Revenue Expansion or Erosion? eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results - Summer 2017

The Summer 2017 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey is a non-scientific survey designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem.


Packaged Services: An Underutilized Approach To Growing Revenue

Packaged Services: An Underutilized Approach To Growing Revenue

Packaged services may help legal technology providers bridge the gap between traditional hourly consulting offerings and fully managed services. They may also provide a strong opportunity to create additional sales entry points and potential new revenue streams by making access to current consulting offerings easier to understand, easier to evaluate, and easier to purchase.


An eDiscovery Challenge: Pricing Consistency and Transparency

An eDiscovery Challenge: Pricing Consistency and Transparency

Given the fact that budgetary constraints are one of the leading elements impacting the conduct of discovery, by publicly publishing pricing eDiscovery vendors can help simplify the decision-making process by removing one of the most common concerns early in the evaluation process. That concern being “how much is this going to cost.”


An Abridged Look at the Business of eDiscovery: A Short List of eDiscovery Investors

An Abridged Look at the Business of eDiscovery: A Short List of eDiscovery Investors

An abridged look at the business of eDiscovery investments through the lens of organizations that have funded eDiscovery-related companies between 2009 and today.


An Abridged Look at the Business of eDiscovery: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments

An Abridged Look at the Business of eDiscovery: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments

The presented listing highlights key industry business moves by sharing the announcement date, acquired company, acquiring or investing company, and acquisition amount (if known) of significant eDiscovery-related mergers, acquisitions, and investments.


An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup: 2016-2021 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup: 2016-2021 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

Taken from a combination of public market sizing estimations as shared in leading electronic discovery reports, publications and posts over time, the following eDiscovery Market Size Mashup shares general worldwide market sizing considerations for software and services in the electronic discovery market for the years between 2016 and 2021.


Technology Standards and the New EDRM

Technology Standards and the New EDRM

With this acquisition and transfer of ownership and operational leadership of the EDRM to Duke Law, it might be an appropriate time to pause and reflect on the promise and progress of the EDRM as it moves into a new stage of existence.


A Risk or a Gamble? Partners, Providers, and Promises

A Risk or a Gamble? Partners, Providers, and Promises

Want to avoid gambling the success of your business on a partnership? Then ask these questions before any agreement or renewal of an agreement and let the answers inform your decision to partner or not to partner.


Validated Market Opportunities for 2017: SaaS-based Legal and Data Discovery Automation

Validated Market Opportunities for 2017: SaaS-based Legal and Data Discovery Automation

In 2017, the challenge for technology providers in the legal and data discovery spaces appears to be less about defining offering requirements and validating market needs and more about developing and delivering solutions that focus on specific tasks and processes that streamline the discovery of data and the conduct of eDiscovery.


A Concise Framework for Discovery Automation

A Concise Framework for Discovery Automation

One of the biggest challenges facing information, business, and legal professionals is the ability to cohesively consider the elements of data discovery and legal discovery within a technology framework that is comprehensive enough to address critical discovery tasks throughout information and legal lifecycles yet concise enough to be realistically approached from an automation perspective.


Counter-Marketing and Social Media: Connect, Contest, and Challenge

Counter-Marketing and Social Media: Connect, Contest, and Challenge

While not a new concept, counter-marketing with social media does provide companies a unique way to increase mindshare and money share while at the same time attempting to neutralize the impact of competitor social media marketing.


Minimizing Exposure By Understanding eDiscovery Tool Security

Minimizing Exposure By Understanding eDiscovery Tool Security

The accelerating growth of cloud-based legal technology usage is driving increased litigator attention on the determination of what constitutes acceptable and defensible data and application security.


Automation, SaaS, and Self-Service: Quick Thoughts on LegalTech® 2016

Automation, SaaS, and Self-Service: Quick Thoughts on LegalTech® 2016

The annual LegalTech® gathering in New York continues to be an important ‘validation’ opportunity for participants to both hear and see how others feel about the latest trends and tools in the discipline of discovery.


Thoughts on eDiscovery: ACEDS Podcast with Joe Bartolo and Brad Schaffel

Thoughts on eDiscovery: ACEDS Podcast with Joe Bartolo and Brad Schaffel

Hosted by Joe Bartolo of Kiersted Systems and Bradley Schaffel of Wilmer Hale, this latest edition of the ACEDS New York Metro Area podcast series highlights thoughts on eDiscovery with Rob Robinson, managing partner of ComplexDiscovery.


Meeting with Vendors: Three Quick Qualification Questions

Meeting with Vendors: Three Quick Qualification Questions

Before organizational leaders begin to apply valuable resources to evaluating the impact of new technology or the value of a new service, it is important they have a feel for the ability of the technology or service to be delivered, managed, and supported over time. Many vendors and integrators champion their ability to solve a problem with a new technology or service but fall short of providing convincing evidence that they can support that problem solving over time and at volume.


2016 Predictions: Automating eDiscovery, Accentuating SaaS, and Addressing Security

2016 Predictions: Automating eDiscovery, Accentuating SaaS, and Addressing Security

Simplistically stated, 2016 appears to be the year where eDiscovery will reach new levels of automation, will increasingly be delivered as a SaaS offering, and will be evaluated by corporations and law firms through the lens of data and application security.


Considering Fourth Generation eDiscovery Technology Offerings: Two Approaches (Part Two)

Considering Fourth Generation eDiscovery Technology Offerings: Two Approaches (Part Two)

In looking beyond an offering’s general design focus, integration, and automation, it is important to understand specific technology differentiation in order to truly compare offerings.


Considering Fourth Generation eDiscovery Technology Offerings: Two Approaches (Part One)

Considering Fourth Generation eDiscovery Technology Offerings: Two Approaches (Part One)

Though more and more vendors are providing tools and techniques tools that can help in considering and comparing their offerings, there continues to be a need for comparison frameworks to help eDiscovery practitioners systematically evaluate the technology in available offerings.


From Startup to Stalker: eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions and Investments in 2015

From Startup to Stalker: eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions and Investments in 2015

Provided as a non-comprehensive overview of over key and publicly announced eDiscovery related mergers, acquisitions and investments in 2016, the following listing highlights key industry activities through the lens of announcement date, acquired company, acquiring or investing company and acquisition amount (if known).


Stratifying eDiscovery: Baseline Considerations for Market Segmentation

Stratifying eDiscovery: Baseline Considerations for Market Segmentation

Designed with the goal of helping eDiscovery software and service vendors as they seek to align their offerings and messaging with market needs and opportunities, the following baseline considerations for market segmentation may be useful for eDiscovery-related market planning.