Pretty Much All Corporate Investigations Are Leveraging Technology These Days: eDiscovery Best Practices

You may not know this about me, but I’m a true crime buff (and an old TV show buff too).  I love watching shows about how law enforcement uses innovative and state of the art techniques to identify and catch criminals.  So, this article from Compliance caught my eye, not only because of its true crime analogy, but how it relates that analogy to the fact that pretty much all corporate investigations are leveraging technology these days.

In their recent article Just Like Anything Else These Days, You Can’t Conduct Investigations Without Leveraging Technology, Compliance illustrates how criminal investigations have advanced over the years from the time the TV show Dragnet was on the air.  If you’re a true crime buff like me, or unless you’re living under a rock, it’s obvious that technology has revolutionized law enforcement investigations.

In much that same way, pretty much all corporate investigations are leveraging technology today as well.  Analytics gets you through large amounts of data much more quickly than ever before to identify concepts, trends and key communications patterns.  And keeping a timeline of events and linking it directly to the evidence within a single platform on-the-fly helps develop the facts of the investigation and compile the evidence at the same time.  Compliance provides a couple of examples of platforms that can support those capabilities.

So, what are examples of the types of capabilities that can be used to analyze data today?  What are the two platform examples they use?  The answers to these questions (and more) are available in their article here.  Corporate investigations are leveraging technology these days – are yours?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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