In this presentation, experts will share insight into the automation of unique workflows to better engage with these rapid-response projects. The timelines are short, the data volumes are larger than ever, and the reporting obligations are becoming increasingly onerous. Clients are asking for alternatives and technical solutions to a problem that is not going away any time soon.
In the spring of 2021, 25.0% of respondents viewed budgetary constraints as potentially having the greatest business impact on their business during the next six months. This percentage is the highest of all business impact concerns represented in the spring 2021 survey. This percentage is the lowest rating in the area of budgetary constraint concerns since the beginning of the COVID pandemic in the spring of 2020. This is also the fourteenth time in twenty-two surveys that the issue of budgetary constraints has been the top concern or tied for the top concern by survey respondents.
From X-Road® and risk management to business confidence and cybersecurity, the April 2021 edition of the Five Great Reads on eDiscovery newsletter provides a selection of recent research, reports, and articles to update and inform legal, business, and information technology professionals in the eDiscovery ecosystem.
According to Dan Goodin of Ars Technica, the Cellebrite vulnerabilities could provide fodder for defense attorneys to challenge the integrity of forensic reports generated using the Cellebrite software. Additionally, Lucas Ropac of Gizmodo notes that if all of these disclosures are true, it could have pretty massive ramifications for Cellebrite.
According to Frederic Bourget, Vice President of Product at IPRO, “Our goal is to help legal teams collaborate and get to evidence faster. By being able to search data in-place, they can perform investigations, understand their data, better respond to requests, and minimize the amount of documents earlier in the eDiscovery process. In addition, with the integration of our AI Active Learning, customers are able to be more accurate and reduce review times, making their overall process very intuitive and cost effective.”
“This is a significant step for Consilio and XDD to bring together our respective strengths to deliver a more complete experience to the whole spectrum of client needs,” said Andy Macdonald, the Chief Executive Officer of Consilio who will continue as CEO of the combined company. “Joining our companies together will provide exponential growth opportunities for our clients. We believe our employees’ experience is directly connected to their ability to provide world-class service and solutions for our clients.”
According to Bob Polus, XDD Founder and CEO, “As the market demand for remote and onsite managed review services continues to grow, adding Lexolution’s expertise to the XDD services mix further expands our bench depth and breadth. Coupled with their broader legal staffing services, the Lexolution team brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the XDD table as we continue to expand our Managed Review Services in key markets nationwide.”
X-Road® is open-source software and ecosystem solution that provides unified and secure data exchange between organizations. This standardized, cohesive, collaborative, interoperable, secure data exchange gives service providers an entirely new opportunity to make themselves visible in services directed at citizens, businesses, and civil servants. It also may be a key enabler of enterprise interoperability and innovation for legal, business, and information technology professionals operating in the legal technology sector.
In the spring of 2021, 93 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey participants chose to answer at least one of the optional business operational metric survey questions in the quarterly survey. 22.6% of survey respondents reported DSO as increasing in the spring of 2021. This is a solid decrease from 31.5% reporting DSO as increasing in the winter of 2021. However, this is still the second-highest percentage of respondents reporting DSO as increasing since the introduction of operational metric questions into the business confidence survey in the winter of 2019.
According to Jacques Galante, Partner of Leeds Equity, “This transaction represents the culmination of a significant business transformation for BARBRI that could not have been accomplished without the great insights and contributions of Steve Fredette, Mike Sims, Dan Wilson and the entire BARBRI team. The team has built an extraordinary business by investing in people, learning technology, and unrivaled products, all with a relentless focus on delivering best-in-class learning outcomes. We wish the team continued success as they build on this strong business foundation and lead BARBRI during its next chapter of partnership with Francisco Partners.”