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Weaponizing Security? The Emerging Role of the CISO in eDiscovery

The role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is becoming the norm in eDiscovery companies as these companies grow their client base and venture into compliance and data breach prevention services. In fact, one industry expert sees the CISO role also being weaponized to support the sales function during client discussions about security.

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Pivotal Acquisition Corp. to Merge with KLDiscovery

Pivotal Acquisition Corp., a public investment vehicle, and KLDiscovery, a global provider of electronic discovery and information governance services to Fortune 500 companies and top law firms, announced on May 20, 2019, that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which KLD and Pivotal will merge. As a result of the transaction, valued at approximately $800 million in enterprise value, KLD will become a publicly listed company.

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Slowly But Surely: Eighteen Observations on eDiscovery Business Confidence in the Spring of 2019

Just under 94% (93.3%) of eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey respondents feel the current business conditions are good or normal in the spring of 2019. This combined confidence level represents a solid increase in these same feelings when compared to the winter of 2019 where 89.3% felt the conditions were good or normal. However, respondents rating the current business conditions as good dropped to 41.1%, the lowest rating in this area since the inception of the survey. This drop appears to represent a solid, yet slowly diminishing optimism in the current general business climate for eDiscovery.

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The Issue That Currently Concerns eDiscovery Professionals The Most: Increasing Volumes of Data (Spring 2019)

In the Spring 2019 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey, 25% of respondents viewed increasing volumes of data as potentially having the greatest impact on their business in the next six months. This percentage is the highest of all concerns represented in the survey. Budgetary constraints were also viewed as a considerable issue with 20.6% of survey respondents noting it as their greatest business concern.

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Designing Delegation to Optimize Artificial Intelligence and Human Interaction

Even those who believe that humans will be obsolete in value chains must explore a transitory period when computers must still learn from humans. New work arrangements might facilitate the computers’ ability to examine billions of alternatives. At the same time, humans could contribute their ability to generate new alternatives from connecting otherwise unintelligible dots.

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[Legal Education Webcast] Apples, Oranges, and eDiscovery Pricing

This expert presentation led by industry eDiscovery experts Ashish Prasad and Todd Haley will help industry professionals understand and more appropriately consider the pros and cons of different models of pricing for eDiscovery services in the areas of forensics, processing, hosting, review, and consulting.

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Is The Ride Over? An Early Look at Three eDiscovery Business Metric Trajectories

This in-progress overview of three important business metric trajectories is provided as a precursor to the final results of the fourteenth quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey currently being conducted by ComplexDiscovery. These preliminary results highlight the responses of legal, business, and technology professionals across the eDiscovery ecosystem to three specific business questions regarding days sales outstanding (DSO), monthly recurring revenue (MRR) and customer revenue distribution metrics.