Search is Everywhere

Search is Everywhere. But You Need More for Collaboration Data: eDiscovery Trends

In this post, Jim Gill of Hanzo reminds us that search is everywhere in eDiscovery. But you need more than search to retrieve important collaboration data.

In the article (Search is Everywhere. But What About Collaboration Data?), available here), Jim starts out by stating something I’ve been saying (even “shouting from the rooftop”): We take search for granted.

Today, we can search files on our devices in an instant. Photos are automatically categorized by date, location, and even by the people or objects in the picture. And when we go to our email, we can type in a single word or phrase, and the search spans the to, from, and subject fields, as well as the text within the email. We’ve come a long way.


That is, until we searching through the voluminous message data created in collaboration applications like Slack and MS Teams. There, search capabilities still face quite a few challenges.

As Dave Ruel, VP of Product at Hanzo said, “It’s not uncommon for large organizations to have thousands of channels and millions of messages in their collaboration data environments.” It certainly seems clear to me that much of the important data in organizations today is in those applications, less so in email repositories.

So, how can you analyze and understand those large datasets more quickly? Find out here – it’s just one more click! Search is everywhere, but you won’t even have to search for it here! 😉

So, what do you think? How do you handle searching for your organization’s collaboration data? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.


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