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Content Assessment: Connecting the Dots - Considering eDiscovery from Initiators to Ecosystem

Information - 97%
Insight - 95%
Relevance - 95%
Objectivity - 96%
Authority - 96%



A short percentage-based assessment of the qualitative benefit of the recent post highlighting touchpoints within the eDiscovery ecosystem.

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Graphical Depiction

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. The categories and elements comprising the dots 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.

Updated Economics of eDiscovery

The Dots: Five Categories and 28 Elements

Three core funders of eDiscovery

  • Governmental Agencies
  • Corporations
  • Law Firms

Three core drivers of eDiscovery

  • Policies
  • Regulations
  • Law

Three core requirements of eDiscovery

  • Audits
  • Investigations
  • Litigation

The core workstream of eDiscovery

  • Collection
  • Ingestion
  • Processing
  • AI (Cyber Discovery)
  • Analytics
  • Predictive Coding
  • Review
  • Export/Production
  • Data Disposition

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

* American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. S.v. “connect the dots.” Retrieved June 20, 2022, from

Additional Reading

Source: ComplexDiscovery

Complete Graphical Depiction: Considering eDiscovery from Initiators to Ecosystem (Downloadable PDF) – Mouseover to Scroll

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