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eDiscovery Business Kinetics: A Look at Operational Metrics in the Winter of 2020

In the winter of 2020, 124 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey participants chose to answer at least one of the optional business operational metric survey questions in the quarterly survey. Almost 35% (34.7%) of survey respondents reported Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR) as increasing in the winter of 2020. This is a solid increase from approximately 25% (24.8.%) reporting MRR as increasing in the fall of 2019.

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Considering Second Requests? The Requirement, Task, and Prevalence

While leveraging many of the technologies, techniques, and tactics used in traditional eDiscovery activities supporting audits, investigations, and litigation, Second Request discovery is different in the fact that it typically has unique characteristics that need to be considered in each case.

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Conscious Unclouding? A Hard Look at Data Security and the Cloud

The security of data is fast becoming one of the most prominent and visible areas of concern in the selection of eDiscovery software solutions. With public examples of data security failures increasing in regularity and impact, it behooves any discovery solution decision-maker to carefully consider how they manage this important risk factor as they make on and off-premise enterprise software selection decisions.

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eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions, and Investments in 2019

Since beginning to track the number of publicly highlighted merger, acquisition, and investment (M&A+I) events in the eDiscovery ecosystem, ComplexDiscovery has noted at least 410 M&A+I events between November 2001 and December 2019. In considering M&A+I events in 2019, the following findings, drivers, data points, and tracking charts may be useful for understanding the activity patterns of these business events between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019.

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The Most Popular Providers? A Running eDiscovery Aggregation from ALM Reader Ranking Surveys

The “Best Of” reader ranking surveys were developed by ALM, an information and intelligence company, to help lawyers identify the finest legal products and service providers and to showcase the top selections in an annual edition of one of fourteen surveys. Each survey has multiple categories of products and services presented for consideration, with a subset of categories (survey questions) from each survey that directly or indirectly pertain to the eDiscovery ecosystem. The purpose of this aggregate listing is to highlight leading eDiscovery providers as determined by online voting in ALM “Best Of” surveys between September 2017 and today.

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An Uncomfortably Cold Forecast? The Winter 2020 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey

This is the seventeenth quarterly eDiscovery business confidence survey conducted by ComplexDiscovery. Since January 2016, more than 1,771 individual responses to the survey have been received from legal, business, and technology professionals across the eDiscovery ecosystem. As your opinion is important in helping form a complete picture of the business confidence of those operating in the eDiscovery ecosystem, please do take the time to complete this short, anonymized survey as the results help all eDiscovery professionals better understand the industry’s current state of data and legal discovery business confidence.

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Five Great Reads on Data Discovery and Legal Discovery for December 2019

May the peace and joy of the holiday season be with you throughout the coming year! Please enjoy our December selection of five articles shared to inform and update legal and information technology professionals on the art and science of data discovery and legal discovery. Happy Holidays!

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Reinventing Enterprise Search? AWS Announces Amazon Kendra

Amazon Kendra is a highly accurate and easy to use enterprise search service that’s powered by machine learning. Kendra delivers powerful natural language search capabilities to websites and applications so end users can more easily find the information they need within the vast amount of content spread across their company.

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An E-Discovery Day Snapshot: An Overview of Four eDiscovery Industry Kinetics

From E-Discovery Day, Exterro, and the EDRM to Analysts, ACEDS, and Alternative Legal Service Providers, there are many excellent resources for considering the business of eDiscovery. Hopefully, the four resources noted in this article and that share eDiscovery information on market size, investments, business confidence, and pricing considerations provide data point snapshots that may be useful to you as you rest, refresh, and reconsider the eDiscovery industry during the time frame of the 5th Annual E-Discovery Day in 2019.