How to Embrace Software

How to Embrace Software or Technology Platform Change in eDiscovery: eDiscovery Best Practices

Change happens whether you want it to or not, so Avansic is showing you how to embrace software or technology platform change for eDiscovery!

The post (How to Embrace Software or Technology Platform Change, written by Dr. Gavin W. Manes, available here) discusses how change happens – whether it’s because you dropped your phone in the pool or because the software you’ve used ‘forever’ is being sunsetted. While you don’t always accept change willingly, it does happen, and determining the best way to handle change – in advance – sets you up for the most possible success.

Change is most effective when there is a balanced and thoughtful blend of communication, planning, and establishing appropriate expectations. Possibly the most important aspect – and the most overlooked – is adapting workflows, processes, and protocols that embed changes as the new standard in company practices. In an industry (like legal) notorious for resistance to change, this can be the key factor that makes or breaks the implementation of new technology.


So, with various obstacles to conquer, is it worth going through the trouble? This is a good question and one that requires careful consideration. It’s the first step in the change management process, and Gavin breaks it down into five phases of change to show you how to embrace software or technology platform change, along with the pros and cons of change in eDiscovery. What are those phases and what are the pros and cons? Check out his post here to find out! It’s just one more click! 😉

Speaking of change, if you missed the ACEDS and Avansic webcast Change is Necessary to Stay Productive and Thrive with Gavin and Mike Quartararo of ACEDS, you can check it out on-demand here!

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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