Big Data, Small Time Frames: eDiscovery Trends

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Today’s weekly blog post for Ipro’s blog discusses the enormous growth of Big Data, the tightening time frames for discovery and how that is forcing a shift in our eDiscovery workflows.

Here’s just one notable Big Data stat to consider:

  • Our accumulated digital universe of data will grow from 0.1 zettabytes in 2005 to around 163 zettabytes, or over 163 trillion gigabytes in 2025.

That stat is particularly notable as 2005 was the year that the EDRM Model was born.  While the model is a framework for the phases of discovery irrespective of data volume, it certainly was created at a time when data volumes were much less than they are today or will be five years from now.

With as few as 70 days to be ready for the Rule 26(f) meet and confer, that’s a lot of data to get through in a short period of time.

So, what are some additional Big Data stats that will blow your mind?  Why do you have only as little as 70 days to get ready for the meet and confer?  And, most importantly, what is the industry trend regarding workflows that is addressing the increased data and time frame challenge? You can find out on Ipro’s blog here.  Don’t worry, it’s just one extra click!  :o)

Also, just a reminder that, two days from now, this Thursday, November 12 at 2pm ET (1pm CT, 11am PT), Ipro will conduct the webinar Taming the eDiscovery and Governance Dragon: Experts Discuss Slack, Microsoft Teams and Other Collaboration Platforms.  Join Charles Nguyen, Frederic Bourget, Jim Gill and me as we discuss the challenges of collaboration platform discovery and how to address them.  Hope to see you there!


So, what do you think?  How is your organization addressing the Big Data challenge in discovery?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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