What Can We Learn from eDiscovery Business Trends Identified in the State of the Industry Report?: eDiscovery Trends

This week’s blog post for Ipro’s blog discusses a couple of key clear trends that we can learn from the results of the eDiscovery Business Trends question in eDiscovery Today’s State of the Industry Report (sponsored by EDRM).  Which means I just shared more of the report results with you!

For those that didn’t see the report (or the preceding survey), it discusses key trends including remote work during the pandemic, usefulness of virtual conferences, pandemic effect on litigation workloads, use of predictive coding technology, discovery of data from mobile devices and collaboration apps, eDiscovery business trends in 2021, biggest overall eDiscovery trends in 2021 and the eDiscovery challenges not being discussed enough.  It includes survey results regarding key trends of 183 legal industry professionals (with breakouts by law firm, service/software provider and consultancy respondents) and observations from 20 industry thought leaders regarding these trends. 

The eDiscovery Business Trends question was as follows:

What do you think will be the biggest business-related trend in eDiscovery in 2021?

In addition to sharing the survey results with you, I also discuss two clear trends that I feel the survey results indicate (with other stats to back them up no less, courtesy of Rob Robinson’s Complex Discovery blog).

So, what are the two clear trends that the survey results of the eDiscovery Business Trends question identify?  And what does that mean for you?  You can find out on Ipro’s blog here – AND it links to the previous post too! I love it when a plan comes together!  😉

BTW, if you didn’t see the State of the Industry Report and want to get a copy of it, it’s FREE!  Simply go to the Follow Blog via Email section of this page (top right), provide your email address and click Follow to follow eDiscovery Today and get a link to it!


So, what do you think?  Do you agree with my assessments on the two clear trends?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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