eDiscovery Trends: Needing “Technology Assisted Review” to Write a Blog Post
January 20, 2012
Late on a Thursday night, with a variety of tasks and projects on my plate at the moment, it seems more difficult this night to find a unique and suitable topic for today’s blog post.
One thing I often do when looking for ideas is to hit the web and turn to the many resources that I read regularly to stay abreast of developments in the industry. Usually when I do that, I find one article or blog post that “speaks to me” as a topic to talk about on this blog. However, when doing so last night, I found several topics worth discussing and had difficulty selecting just one. So, here are some of the notable articles and posts that I’ve been reviewing:
- Technology Assisted Review: As you may recall, various industry pundits predicted (as did we) that 2012 was the year of technology assisted review (TAR). Based on early articles on the topic, that seems apparent. Forbes.com has already published two articles on the topic in the first two weeks of the new year. It seems the only thing that can stop the acceptance of TAR by attorneys is the attorneys themselves, as noted by Ride the Lightning blogger Sharon Nelson, a previous thought leader on this blog.
- eDiscovery Cost Management: Another popular prediction is that there will continue to be pressures on eDiscovery costs. eDiscovery costs are apparently growing so much that many parties are foregoing eDiscovery on cases, choosing to produce in hard copy form, according to ACEDS.org. Leave it to Ralph Losey with a terrific post in his e-Discovery team blog regarding Bottom Line Driven Proportional Review, that bases cost estimation on the bottom line, by “calculating the maximum amount of money appropriate to spend on ESI production”. Like many of Ralph’s posts, it is in-depth, so allow enough time to read it thoroughly. And, bring your brain!
- Cloud Computing: We’ve noted several times on this blog that Forrester and Gartner have predicted exponential growth in the global cloud computing market over the next several years. As more organizations look to the cloud, there are more articles with good advice regarding how to best manage your data in the cloud, such as this one from Corporate Counsel and this one from The eDiscovery Paradigm Shift. Of course, the cloud isn’t for everybody, as ACEDS.org reports that the City of Los Angeles abandoned plans to move 13,000 law enforcement personnel to Google Apps.
There’s plenty more articles out there. I’ve barely scratched the surface. When we launched eDiscovery Daily about 16 months ago, some wondered whether there would be enough eDiscovery news and information to talk about on a daily basis. The problem we have found instead is that there is SO much to talk about, it’s difficult to choose. Today, I was unable to choose just one topic, so, as the picture notes, “I have nothing to say”. Therefore, I’ve had to use “technology assisted review” to provide a post to you, thanks to the many excellent articles and blogs out there. Enjoy!
So, what do you think? Are there any specific topics that you find are being discussed a lot on the web? Are there any topics that you’d like to see discussed more? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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