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And Now A Break (And Message From Our Sponsor)

And Now A Break (And Message From Our Sponsor)

 Weekly Update Sabbatical from ComplexDiscovery Beginning in late 2006 I began regularly compiling news updates around the discipline of eDiscovery and sharing them with others.  These updates originated as internal competitive updates for companies that I worked with and expanded over the years to include external updates of legal technology areas ranging from the cloud […]

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101+ eDiscovery Resources: An Abridged Overview (Updated)

101+ eDiscovery Resources: An Abridged Overview (Updated)

Designed to provide a salient starting point for individuals seeking information related to the field of eDiscovery, this abridged overview of eDiscovery resources provides readers with a non-comprehensive listing of key industry informational resources.

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Three Decision Drivers in eDiscovery Sourcing: Cost, Time and Complexity

Three Decision Drivers in eDiscovery Sourcing:  Cost, Time and Complexity

Balancing the business drivers of cost, time, and complexity in the conduct of electronic discovery continues to be one of the greatest challenges faced by electronic discovery practitioners today.

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13 Years of eDiscovery – A Quick Merger, Acquisition and Investment Update

13 Years of eDiscovery - A Quick Merger, Acquisition and Investment Update

Provided as a non-comprehensive overview of over 100 key and publicly announced eDiscovery related mergers, acquisitions and investments since 2001, the following listing highlights key industry activities through the lens of announcement date, acquired company, acquiring or investing company and acquisition amount (if known).

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Technology-Assisted Review: From Expert Explanations to Mainstream Mentions

Technology-Assisted Review: From Expert Explanations to Mainstream Mentions

Beginning in early 2012 the topic of Technology-Assisted Review moved from expert-led explanations to mainstream mentions in legal community articles, opinions, surveys and reports. Provided for your research, review and consideration are a compilation of key headlines and links from online sources on the topic of Technology-Assisted Review from February, 2012, until now.

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A List from Lists: 20+ Legal Management Vendors

A List from Lists: 20+ Legal Management Vendors

Based on a compilation of research from analyst firms and industry expert reports in the legal management arena, the following “20+ Vendor” list provides a short listing that may be useful in the consideration of legal management vendors.

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An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup: 2012-2017 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup:  2012-2017 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 both the software and service areas of the electronic discovery market for the years between 2012 and 2017.

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A List from Lists: 100+ Electronic Discovery Providers

A List from Lists: 100+ Electronic Discovery Providers

Based on a compilation of research from analyst firms and industry expert reports in the electronic discovery arena, the following “100+ Provider” list provides a short listing that may be useful in the consideration of electronic discovery providers.

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eDiscovery Vendor Viability: Comparisons Beyond Technology and Talent

eDiscovery Vendor Viability: Comparisons Beyond Technology and Talent

eDiscovery is rife with risk. Multiple parties, multiple jurisdictions, multiple ESI formats, multiple technologies and multiple vendors are all elements that can contribute to potential risk in an eDiscovery matter. With the prevalence of risk in eDiscovery, it is important that eDiscovery decision makers fully consider vendor viability during the vendor selection process.

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A Basic eDiscovery Framework: One Way To Align Three Differing Approaches

A Basic eDiscovery Framework: One Way To Align Three Differing Approaches

The Basic eDiscovery Offering Framework is designed to help eDiscovery professionals cohesively consider how to share and compare service and product information as it relates to the conduct of eDiscovery regardless of the steps, model or best practices used by practitioners.

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Considering eDiscovery Providers: Competencies, Attributes and Distribution Frameworks

Considering eDiscovery Providers: Competencies, Attributes and Distribution Frameworks

Comparing and contrasting eDiscovery providers is a daunting task when one considers the multiple stages of eDiscovery, the many providers of eDiscovery offerings, and the fact that most provider comparisons today are based on solely on stage (EDRM¹) or feature/function capabilities.

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Social Media Archiving and Collection for eDiscovery?

Social Media Archiving and Collection for eDiscovery?

Based on a short website survey of leading eDiscovery and/or enterprise archiving technology providers, the following list provides a quick, non-all inclusive working reference of firms that appear to have developed social media archiving and/or collection technology that may be useful in the conduct of eDiscovery.

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Contribution, Conceit and Crying: Considering the Perceived Value of Tweets

Contribution, Conceit and Crying:  Considering the Perceived Value of Tweets

“Conventional wisdom exists around these questions [of what content do Twitter users value and why are some tweets valued more than others], but to our knowledge this is the first work to rigorously examine whether the commonly held truths are accurate.” Authors – Paul Andre (Carnegie Mellon University), Michael Bernstein (MIT) and Kurt Luther (Georgia Institute of Technology).

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Subjective Requirements?

Subjective Requirements?

Even with the current maturation of electronic discovery solutions (i.e. technology is far from mature), there are still many situations where pure customer service makes the difference between an organization’s ability to meet or not meet client needs. With that being said, truly subjective client service requirements may be very difficult to specify. In fact beyond service level agreements, timeline requirements, project management processes, and work product specifications, many vendors are at a loss when seeking to address the implied but all too real needs of the client.

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