The Sinister Six…Challenges of Working with Large Data Sets

Published Fri, November 20, 2020 by Nick Schreiner

Collectively, we have sent an average of 306.4 billion emails each day in 2020. Add to that 23 billion text messages and other messaging apps, and you get roughly 41 million messages sent every minute[1]. Not surprisingly, there have been at least one or two articles written about expanding data volumes and the corresponding impact on discovery. I’ve also seen the occasional post discussing how the methods by which we communicate are changing and how “apps that weren’t built with discovery in mind” are now complicating our daily lives. I...

Case Preparation - Thinking out Loud! Summarized…

Published Fri, November 06, 2020 by Mahmood Mir

Long gone are days when the majority of discovery records were kept in paper format. Documents, invoices, and other related evidence needed to be scanned and printed in the tens (if not hundreds) of thousands. Today, a huge number of discovery efforts (internal or external) revolve around digital content. Ergo, this article will highlight the collection of digital evidence and how to best prepare your case when it comes to preservation and collections as well as processing and filtering.

Why Moving to the Cloud can Help with DSARs (and Have Some Surprise Benefits)

Published Thu, November 05, 2020 by Matt Bicknell

However you view a DSAR, for any entity who receives one, they are time consuming to complete and disproportionately expensive to fulfill. Combined with the increasing manner in which they are being weaponized, companies are often missing opportunities to mitigate the negative effects of DSARs by not migrating data to the Cloud.

Self-Service eDiscovery: Who’s Really in Control of Your Data?

Published Tue, November 03, 2020 by Claire Caruso

Self-service as a topic has grown significantly in the recent past. With data proliferating at astronomical amounts year over year it makes sense that corporations and firms are wanting increasing control over this process and its cost. Utilizing a self-service ediscovery tool is helpful if you want control over your queue as well as your hosted footprint. It is beneficial if your team has an interest and the capability of doing your own ECA. Additionally, self-service options are useful as they provide insight into specific reporting that...

Getting on the Same Page…of the Dictionary

Published Thu, October 29, 2020 by Debora Motyka Jones, Esq.

Have you ever had this scenario – multiple team members from different groups come to you frustrated because the working relationship between their groups is “broken?” Legal is saying they aren’t getting what they need, IT says they are providing what’s asked, and finance doesn’t understand why we are paying our outside vendor for something that the internal IT and legal teams are “supposed to do.” You are responsible for process improvement among these groups so the questions and frustration lands on your desk! This is a common issue. So...

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