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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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Considering Marketing? Strategic, Operational and Tactical Considerations

Considering Marketing? Strategic, Operational and Tactical Considerations

Organizations that achieve and maintain strategic, operational and tactical marketing alignment can significantly increase the influence their organization has on their target market.

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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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Does Privacy Matter? The Dark Side of the Force

Does Privacy Matter? The Dark Side of the Force

The gathering and use of information to help achieve personal and professional objectives has been a task executed by individuals and organizations from the beginning of time. However, with the advent of tools and technologies that can greatly accelerate this gathering and use of information, it is increasingly important that one considers not only the positive things that can be accomplished from the greater understanding derived from increased information access, but also considers the potential dark side usage of this increased information access.

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Drunks, DNA and Data Transfer Risk in eDiscovery

Drunks, DNA and Data Transfer Risk in eDiscovery

Just as there are many tasks in electronic discovery, many times there are multiple technologies and platforms involved in the complete electronic discovery process. When there are multiple technologies and platforms involved, data must be transferred from disparate technologies and/or platforms to other disparate technologies and/or platforms. This data transfer can be considered a risk factor that affects the overall electronic discovery process.

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Focus, Influence, Frequency and Synchronization: Considering Social Media

Focus, Influence, Frequency and Synchronization: Considering Social Media

In today’s “sound-bite” environment in which professional organizations compete for client attention through a variety of conduits and communications, it is increasingly important for marketing and sales leaders to consider and coordinate the use of all communications and communications tools in order to maximize impact and influence on potential clients.

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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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Running Results: Predictive Coding One-Question Provider Implementation Survey

Running Results: Predictive Coding One-Question Provider Implementation Survey

Updated: 9/16/2013 – Provided for your consideration and use are the in-progress results of the One-Question Provider Implementation Survey launched by ComplexDiscovery on 3/3/13. The results consist of survey answers harvested directly from the online survey form as completed by provider representatives.

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Predictive Coding: A Working List of Technologies and a One-Question Provider Implementation Survey

Predictive Coding: A Working List of Technologies and a One-Question Provider Implementation Survey

With the growing use of predictive coding in the legal arena today, it appears that it is increasingly more important for eDiscovery professionals to have a general understanding of the potential algorithm approaches that may be implemented by eDiscovery providers to enable predictive coding.

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Predicting Discovery? Initial Results of 120-Second Provider Predictive Coding Survey

Predicting Discovery?  Initial Results of 120-Second Provider Predictive Coding Survey

Updated 7/23/2013: Provided for your consideration and use are the in-progress results of the Predictive Coding and Provider Survey launched by ComplexDiscovery on 2/10/13. The in-progress results consist of survey answers harvested directly from the online survey form as completed by provider representatives.

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Predictive Coding and Providers: A 120-Second Survey

Predictive Coding and Providers:  A 120-Second Survey

With the growing awareness and use of the technology-assisted review feature of predictive coding in the legal arena today, it is increasingly difficult to determine the origin and approach of the actual predictive coding technologies used by leading eDiscovery providers in their offerings.

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Got Technology-Assisted Review? A Short List of Providers and Terms

Got Technology-Assisted Review?  A Short List of Providers and Terms

Based on a website review of leading providers in the electronic discovery arena, the following list provides a quick, non-all inclusive reference of firms that appear to have developed “technology assisted review” technology (one form of this being “predictive coding”) for their own and/or partner offerings.

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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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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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Dialogue, Experts, and Social Media

Dialogue, Experts, and Social Media

The ILTA Annual Conference yearly provides attendees with an excellent forum for considering ideas and innovation centered around the legal profession. Last year’s “Strategic Unity” themed event was no exception – with one of the most interesting areas of discussion being the growth of professional communications through the medium of social media.

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The Emotions and Logic of Behavioral Influence

The Emotions and Logic of Behavioral Influence

In order to influence a customer, it is prudent to first become familiar with the components of customer behavior. There are both emotional and logical elements to client decisions –– and the impact of these elements changes over time.

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Social Media: Growth, Risk, and Tactics

Social Media:  Growth, Risk, and Tactics

While the benefits of social media use in the workplace can be great, the risks associated with social media usage by organizational employees can also be great. These risks, many times grouped according to their origin as a data risk, a behavior risk, and/or a technology risk, can have a significant impact on key organizational areas.

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CEDS Exam: Independent, Validated ‘Baseline of Knowledge’ is Critical to ‘Growth, Success of Professions’

CEDS Exam: Independent, Validated ‘Baseline of Knowledge’ is Critical to ‘Growth, Success of Professions’

One of the challenges of any profession is establishing a baseline of knowledge that allows for common reference points of understanding amongst participating professionals. This baseline of knowledge appears to be a critical element to the growth and success of professions.

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What Might eDiscovery Cost?

What Might eDiscovery Cost?

Designed to help legal professionals in “rule of thumb” electronic discovery data reduction and pricing planning, the Electronic Discovery Pricing Estimator uses a combination of generally accepted industry assumptions and user determined pricing entries to provide users with a quick reference planning tool.

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Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Now You See It, Now You Don't

As informed eDiscovery professionals, it is reasonable to assume that there may be eDiscovery vendors whose systems and/or processes do not recognize and index all available ESI.

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How many MBs in that Box?

How many MBs in that Box?

Designed to help legal professionals in “rule of thumb” data volume planning for electronic discovery, the Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Planning Calculator uses a combination of generally accepted industry assumptions to provide users with a quick reference planning tool that can help in the estimation of print-to-digital and digital-to-print data volume.

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