As we discussed last week, the explosion of electronic data in recent years has necessitated a change in how eDiscovery is performed. A 2013 study concluded that 90% of all the data in the world had been generated in the last previous years. Imagine how much that has changed in the last four years! Technology is even changing the way we do business, with email now constituting the primary form of business communication.
We can draw two conclusions from these studies: 1) electronic data has grown to unmanageable proportions to be handled through traditional eDiscovery. 2) Electronic data will be increasingly critical to nearly every case. Modern cases of “he said, she said” are now often backed up by cell phone recordings and facebook posts, and businesses can trace employee misconduct through e-mails and personal mobile devices.
The Truth and eDiscovery
While the explosion of ESI (electronically stored information) has made eDiscovery harder, in some ways it has also made it easier to uncover the truth. We have all heard horror stories of guilty people who were released due to a lack of or mishandled evidence, and innocent people who were railroaded by perjured testimony and an unsubstantiated alibi.
But in our digital world, information is everywhere. It is nearly impossible to do something as simple as running errands without being picked up by traffic and store security cameras, our cell phone tracking our every move, and perhaps ending up in the background of a stranger’s selfie. Between doorbells that connect to our cellphones, fridges that will transmit our shopping list to our phones, and voice-activated digital assistants, we have access to a wealth of information that was unfathomable just ten years ago.
Bringing Order to the Chaos
But this blessing of information can also be a curse if you don’t know how to make sense out of it. With eDiscovery managed services, you can streamline your workflows, processing data more quickly and efficiently. By introducing sound, defensible, and easily automated processes, eDiscovery managed services help you quickly parse data into manageable chunks relevant to your case. Your clients will continue to receive excellent services, with the benefit of predictable costs and budgets. Mountains of data that would have taken up substantial time and cost are now manageable, thanks to eDiscovery managed services
eDiscovery Managed Services from Precise
Clients are looking for firms that can handle their ESI workloads quickly, efficiently and accurately, without costing them an arm and a leg. If your firm can’t keep up, they will go elsewhere. Don’t let that happen to you: contact Precise today at 866-277-3247 to learn more about our eDiscovery managed services.