Migrating Data Through Workflows is What eDiscovery is All About: eDiscovery Best Practices

How do I know that migrating data through workflows is what eDiscovery is all about?  Because it’s reflected in the EDRM model!  Most people notice the nine phases from Information Governance through Presentation, but a lot of people don’t notice the shadings at the bottom of the model reflecting diminishing Volume and increasing Relevance as you move data through the life cycle.  According to this latest article from Compliance, the workflows for migrating data can vary widely, depending on the type of data being migrated.

As Compliance notes in their article Migrating Your Data From Point A to Point B? The Ease of Doing So Will Depend on the Type of Data Being Migrated, when the requirements of a case dictate that data be collected from a legacy platform to meet its discovery obligations, the types of data to be migrated from these legacy platforms can vary widely, which means the projects can vary widely too.  So, there are some considerations to keep in mind to help ensure that each of these unique projects are successfully handled.

On the other hand, you may have types of data to be migrated on a recurring basis, such as from an ECA platform to a matter analytics or review platform, in most (if not all) of your cases.  These are the types of migrations for which automation can make more sense because they are repeatable processes.  No need to “reinvent the wheel” each time!

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So, what are the five considerations to keep in mind for legacy migrations?  What do you need to keep in mind to make it easier to implement recurring migrations?  And why is Forrest Gump shown above?  I won’t steal their thunder – you can check out their article here.  And please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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