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7 Ways to Reduce eDiscovery Costs: eDiscovery Best Practices

That’s a title that will get anybody’s attention! Last week, Dave Ruel of Hanzo published an article with 7 ways to reduce eDiscovery costs that anyone managing eDiscovery projects should adopt!

Dave’s post 7 Ways to Reduce Ediscovery Costs discusses in detail those 7 ways to reduce those costs, including this one:

5) Be proactive, prepared, and prompt.


Planning ahead of time is generally more cost-effective than waiting until the last minute to manage a spiraling control situation. Being proactive about preparing for eDiscovery before you have a problem—especially with complex or challenging data sources—will spare you from a frantic scramble where you’ll pay any amount to a vendor who promises to fix your problem. Creating a map of your organization’s data sources is a great way to prepare for future eDiscovery requests—and, therefore, a great way to save money.

Remember that the longer eDiscovery drags on, the more it costs. The costly nature of eDiscovery is another argument in favor of ECA: while you won’t want to settle every matter that crosses your desk, you will want to settle some of them, and the faster you can reach a settlement, the less you’ll spend on eDiscovery.

For that matter, proactively preserving data that you’re obligated to protect is a lot cheaper than fighting about spoliation in court.

That’s one of the 7 ways to reduce eDiscovery costs – what are the other six? Click here to read Dave’s article – it’s just one more click! 😉

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So, what do you think?  What does your organization do to keep eDiscovery costs in check?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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