I heard this a lot last week at Legalweek! As this article from KLDiscovery discusses, interoperability to streamline eDiscovery workflows is very important!
Their article (The Importance of Interoperability to Streamline eDiscovery Workflows, available here) discusses how the nine phases of the EDRM are conducted has changed considerably over the years. In 2005, data sources were located mostly on-premise – primarily within Microsoft Office apps on desktops and servers within an organization’s offices – and eDiscovery was more of a manual, step-by-step process.
Today, data sources are much more likely to come from enterprise solutions in the cloud which can be accessed from anywhere. As teams have shifted to more remote work and collaboration, enterprise solutions have shifted to support those needs.
As a result, organizations today are using Office 365 and Google G-Suite in the cloud to manage email communications and create work product through office apps. Colleagues are communicating and collaborating more in the cloud through platforms like Slack and Teams to share their work product and coordinate activities. They are storing key data in repositories including SharePoint, OneDrive, and Box – often located in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
So, how can teams address discovery from such a wide variety of cloud data sources? Through interoperability with each of them, which KLD’s article discusses here! It’s just one more click! Interoperability to streamline eDiscovery workflows is more important than ever! 😉
So, what do you think? How are you managing discovery from today’s data sources? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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