Change in eDiscovery

Change in eDiscovery: Where, What and Why: eDiscovery Best Practices

Avansic is “kicking off this shiny new year” with a look at change in eDiscovery, so here’s their first post on where, what and why it’s happening!

The first post in the series (Change in eDiscovery: Mellow or Monster, Mandatory or Marvelous?, written by Dr. Gavin W. Manes, available here) discusses several considerations regarding change in eDiscovery, including what the series will cover, the eDiscovery market, where the change is, where Gavin expects it to happen in the future and why change is necessary.

Regarding where the change is, Gavin discusses several factors affecting people using eDiscovery solutions, including the data, where he says “There is so much more data created now (one statistic put it at 1.1 trillion megabytes a day – TechJury.net) that it’s nearly impossible at this point to conduct a manual eDiscovery review. Even in a relatively small case with a narrow date range, putting eyes on each document is infeasible for either economic or temporal reasons (or both). That was certainly not the case when the eDiscovery industry was born or even in the years before social media was ubiquitous.”

Gavin’s post gives you several factors influencing change and why change is necessary, so check out his post here. Tomorrow, you’ll hear from me on the topic and what factors are forcing change (with a Yogi Berra reference, no less!). Stay tuned!

Speaking of change, don’t miss the ACEDS and Avansic webcast Change is Necessary to Stay Productive and Thrive this Wednesday at 1pm ET. Register here for that!

So, what do you think? Are you prepared for inevitable change in eDiscovery? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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