Connecting the Dots: Considering eDiscovery from Initiators to Ecosystem

A non-comprehensive graphical depiction that may be helpful in considering and connecting the dots during planning, forecasting, and sharing activities regarding the discipline of eDiscovery. 

Draft Graphic by ComplexDiscovery (Rob Robinson)

Connecting the Dots in eDiscovery

Provided for your review and use is a non-comprehensive graphical depiction that may be helpful in considering and connecting the dots* during planning, forecasting, and sharing activities relating to the discipline of eDiscovery.

Considering eDiscovery

The Dots: Five Categories and 27 Elements

Initiators
Three core funders of eDiscovery.

  • Governmental Agencies
  • Corporations
  • Law Firms

Drivers
Three core drivers of eDiscovery.

  • Policies
  • Regulations
  • Law

Requirements
Three core requirements of eDiscovery.

  • Audits
  • Investigations
  • Litigation

Tasks
The core workstream of eDiscovery.

  • Collection
  • Ingestion
  • Processing
  • Analytics
  • Predictive Coding
  • Review
  • Export/Production
  • Data Disposition

Ecosystem
The flow of money in eDiscovery.

  • Governmental Agency
  • Corporation
  • Private Client
  • Law Firm
  • Litigation Support Provider
  • eDiscovery Software Provider
  • Managed Review Provider
  • On-Premise Software
  • Off-Premise Software
  • Data Hosting

These categories and elements are not all inclusive and represent one view of eDiscovery. They can be expanded, contracted, and refined as appropriate for the development of plans and models used in forecasting and depicting the flow of eDiscovery from initiating entities to the economic ecosystem.

* American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. S.v. “connect the dots.” Retrieved May 7 2018 from https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/connect+the+dots.

A Matter of Pricing? A Running Update of Semi-Annual eDiscovery Pricing Survey Responses

First administered in December of 2018 and conducted four times during the last two years with 334 individual responses, the semi-annual eDiscovery Pricing Survey highlights pricing on selected collection, processing, and review tasks. The aggregate results of all surveys as shared in the provided comparative charts may be helpful for understanding pricing and its impact on purchasing behavior on selected services over time.



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