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    Activity Patterns for eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments (2001-2017)

    Activity Patterns for eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments (2001-2017)

    Since beginning to track the number of publicly highlighted merger, acquisition, and investment (M&A+I) events in the eDiscovery ecosystem, ComplexDiscovery has noted more than 300 M&A+I events between November 2001 and today. The following article highlights the pattern of these activities on an annual and monthly basis.

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    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.

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    A Running List: Top 100+ eDiscovery Providers

    A Running List: Top 100+ eDiscovery Providers

    Based on a compilation of research from analyst firms and industry expert reports in the electronic discovery arena, the following “Top 100+Provider” list provides a short listing that may be useful in the consideration of eDiscovery providers. This listing is taken primarily from eDiscovery provider mentions in selected key formal industry reports and surveys published between August 2011 and today.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Relevant Replay: Accounting for the Costs of Electronic Discovery (2011)

    Extract from the article Accounting for the Costs of Electronic Discovery by David Degnan. Originally published in 2011.

    Technology has a major impact on our lives today. If individuals use technology on a daily basis, counsel must learn how to work with electronic material and understand the cost of doing so. However, until we remove the fear and mystery of calculating costs, we cannot fully understand the price of e-discovery or the implications of such sanctions received by counsel who did not represent their clients competently.

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    Accounting for the Costs of Electronic Discovery

    David Degnan, Accounting for the Costs of Electronic Discovery, 12 Minn. J.L. Sci. & Tech. 151 (2011).

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    A Quick Reference Guide To Understanding eDiscovery Pricing

    Extract from article by Kelly Twigger

    Before we get into what goes into pricing, I’ll go one step further and tell you that if price is the only basis on which you are selecting services, you are likely making a big mistake. The intangibles of what a provider gives you — extra training or hand-holding for a new litigation support person, some exceptional pricing on a contingency matter, assistance in working with outside counsel on some tricky document issues — don’t show up in the price, but they are the reason you would rather have that set of professionals working with you than any other.

    But cash is king, so let’s talk about what makes up eDiscovery pricing and what you need to know about each cost component.

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    7 Legal Focuses for Marketing Following the GDPR

    Extract from article by Megan Miller

    In anticipation of the new EU Global Data Privacy Regulations set to take effect in May 2018, the legal industry has understandably focused on data security and legal risks and obligations. But GDPR also presents fundamental business challenges for marketing in the legal field and across all industries.

    GDPR has the potential to create a painful compliance experience for users, and contacts—sales channels, prospects, leads and customers—will feel it first. As stewards of personal data and the creation and nurturing of customer relationships, marketers are in a unique position to design GDPR-compliant interactions that preserve and even enhance a positive customer experience and increase loyalty.

    The role of marketing on a cross-functional GDPR transition team is to represent the customer in designing user-friendly processes that are GDPR compliant. This article will look at seven key areas of focus for marketing. For simplicity’s sake, we refer to individual contacts of all types simply as customers or data subjects.

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    Relevant Replay: Accounting for the Costs of Electronic Discovery (2011)
    Relevant Replay: Accounting for the Costs of Electronic Discovery (2011)

    Until we remove the fear and mystery of calculating costs, we cannot fully understand the price of e…

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    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 p…

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    Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From eDiscovery Expansion to Security and Sandwiches
    Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From eDiscovery Expansion to Security and Sandwiches

    This edition of the newsletter highlights five key posts on information governance and electronic di…

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