Information Governance Considerations

Information Governance Considerations as a Use Case for eDiscovery: eDiscovery Trends

eDiscovery is a “Swiss army knife” and Cimplifi discusses several important considerations for Information Governance you need to know!

Their post (Why Use a Hammer When You Can Use a Swiss Army Knife?: Considerations for Information Governance, available here) reminds us that over one third of 410 respondents (36.6%) in the eDiscovery Today 2023 State of the Industry Report said they apply eDiscovery technology and workflows to information governance.

Just about every organization is inundated with data today. You’ve undoubtedly heard the term “Big Data” – that term reflects the large, hard-to-manage volumes of data – both structured and unstructured – that organizations must manage every day. According to Statista, the amount of data in the world has grown from 2 zettabytes in 2010 to about 120 zettabytes today. It’s expected to rise to 181 zettabytes by 2025! And the estimates for future data growth continue to trend upward.


Information Governance is the foundation of all data-related activities within an organization, including eDiscovery! But many of the analytical workflows applied during eDiscovery to develop an understanding of the data within a case can also be applied to data within your organization to better understand that data and it can also identify Redundant, Obsolete and Trivial (ROT) data to be eliminated. How can you apply eDiscovery technology to Information Governance? Check out their article here to find out! It’s only one more click! I assure you, this is neither redundant, obsolete or trivial! 😉

So, what do you think? To how many use cases does your organization apply eDiscovery technology and workflows? Surely more than one, right? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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