Predictive coding has become a common feature of technology assisted review. By automating the coding of documents, predictive coding promises to reduce the cost of e-discovery while reducing the time needed to accomplish it.
In order to assess IT spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 540 IT professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America and Western Europe. All respondents were personally responsible for or familiar with their organizations’ 2012 IT spending as well as their 2013 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or at a business unit/division/branch level.
There’s little doubt about why certain information should be regularly deleted, yet executing deletion defensibly is more often a priority than a reality for most organizations. ESG surveyed 253 business and IT professionals at organizations that actively dispose of data to identify current defensible information disposition practices and future plans. The results provide guidance to organizations as they struggle with legal and regulatory challenges as well as rapidly growing data volumes.
E-discovery vendor kCura beefs up Relativity 7.5 with new processing, new infrastructure management, and upgrades to usability, transparency, analytics, and its underlying extensible platform for attorney review.
In 2011, ESG conducted a survey focused on e-discovery activities with corporate counsel respondents in organizations with 500 or more employees. The data from this study revealed significant interest in defensible deletion. When respondents were asked about the most important priorities facing their internal e-discovery process, more than two-thirds (69%) of respondents identified working more closely with IT and records management to defensibly expire data more consistently.
The legal department, traditionally more risk-averse and opposed to deletion, had realized the value of expiring data given the risk and costs it posed in litigation. For one, the additional expense of data retention stemming from irrelevant and redundant data contributes to the volume of legal and regulatory productions. But perhaps even more significantly for serial litigants, the legal exposure from retaining data past its expiration period presents a liability for involvement in potential legal or regulatory requests which might otherwise be avoided.
Nuix has built a solid customer base within government, law enforcement, and corporate finance by tackling the biggest e-discovery problems with its scalable forensic indexing engine. The company now aims at the root causes of information governance ills in archive search, archive migration, and defensible deletion with a new suite of applications and an expanded go-to-market strategy.
Predictive coding in e-discovery - is there a controversy? Or do you just need to understand how to use it?
In a few short years, kCura has commandeered the service provider channel for e-discovery review, leapfrogging industry behemoths in the market such as LexisNexis Concordance with aggressive pricing, agile development, and superior usability in its Relativity review platform. With greater customer demand for predictive coding, the company released Relativity Assisted Review in 2011, bringing a cutting-edge technology for expediting attorney review to the fingertips of thousands of users. As adoption gathers steam, the company now enhances usability to mainstream greater automation in review, the most expensive phase of e-discovery.
Service provider Transperfect acquires e-discovery ECA software Digital Reef
An overview of the e-discovery landscape and announcements at ILTA 2012.
It's tailgating time live from ILTA 2012, with a review of recent e-discovery news as background for the show.
Google released its Apps Vault, an add-on service for indexing and archiving content in its Apps for Business. The move is aimed at adding much-needed enterprise-class data management to consumer-beloved apps like Gmail and chat. Support for Google Docs is on the way - but is it enough to rival Office 365?
More and more enterprise companies are in-sourcing e-discovery, yet the market's maturity curve is weighted heavily toward serial litigants, those in highly regulated industries, and, especially, U.S. companies. To determine where the market is headed now, ESG examined recent data that sheds light on the burden of e-discovery on IT across different types of companies.