Report: Several factors helped shape, evolve eDiscovery this year
Contributed by Roumiana Deltcheva
(Freitag, 17 Dezember 2010) |
Many changes occurred this year for both users and vendors in terms of eDiscovery. Several factors served as drivers for the evolution of vendor offerings and processes, according to a recent CMS Wire report.
Two of the major elements that defined eDiscovery in 2010 were enterprise search and social media challenges, according to the report.
Though data growth reached unprecedented heights this year, companies learned to simplify their searches for electronically stored information by adding enterprise search functionality to their eDiscovery platforms. This allowed companies to utilize search engine-like interfaces "that actually work to query results relevant to the context of data," according to the report.
Social media challenges also became common this year. However difficult, companies learned they had to manage content from social media and other third-party platforms to enjoy successful eDiscovery. Vendors used the opportunity to provide support for such content and others, such as email, SharePoint documents and instant messaging.
Because eDiscovery is constantly evolving with new technology and case rulings, companies must ensure they are prepared to face litigation. This includes ensuring all relevant data is properly stored and easily accessible.