Automation Alternatives

Automation Alternatives and Taking the Journey Through Them: eDiscovery Best Practices

Here’s a clever analogy from TracyAnn Eggen of LIGL discussing automation alternatives and how they relate to different forms of travel in New York City!

As TracyAnn notes in her post (Taking the Journey Through Automation Alternatives, available here), the analogy came to her as she was waiting for a train in New York and “drifted off to the manual, scripting, automation of eDiscovery, investigation, LegalOps”, how her “mind wandered to a recent class I lead on Automation” and how the friends who made time to join her “gave me a dose of how, why, and when we should be considering automation appetite and readiness.”

As a result, she takes you along with her on her “shenanigans in New York” as she discusses the three popular modes of transportation there and how “[t]he mode you choose depends on the journey you wish to take, your budget and the level of control you wish to maintain. The same is true for automation options, as well.”

You might think “all roads lead to” a fully automated solution – see what I did there? 😉 – but TracyAnn acknowledges that “while LIGL is an evidence lifecycle platform designed to automate end-to-end eDiscovery and investigation workflows, we recognize that a fully automated solution may not be the answer for every organization”, which sets the stage for a deeper dive into the benefits and challenges of the different automation alternatives in subsequent posts. Intriguing!

So, what three modes of transportation does TracyAnn discuss and how do they relate to automation alternatives for legal use cases? Find out here – it’s only one more click! Not only is it a clever post, but you get to check out a picture of Tracy Ann and Alex Chatzistamatis (CTO and VP, Solutions at LIGL) in the “LIGL-mobile”! I am not making that up. 😀 And please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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