ESI Survival Guide is an online resource to help legal professionals survive in the electronic wilderness. The intersection between law and technology seemingly creates the perfect professional odd-couple – technologists are not necessarily known for their legal expertise,… More »
The Business Case
eDiscovery is expensive…but, until planes stop falling out of the sky, it is a necessary expense. However, expense does not have to mean expenSIVE. Effective data management can help mitigate that expense. Many corporate in-house teams used to be content making eDiscovery an issue for their outside counsel to handle – often exclusively at times. Many attorneys left eDiscovery issues up to members of their team that traditionally handled the more routine aspects of paper discovery. However, with the rising volumes of data that are being generated and stored threatening the bottom line, the costs associated with various steps in the eDiscovery process are on everyone’s radar – those who charge for the skills and those who pay the bills. In this section, we will “translate” Information Age issues for business stakeholders and in-house teams. We will talk budgeting, procurement, RFPs/RFIs, risk, the promise of unified information governance, and much more.