August just wouldn’t be August without lazy days at the beach spent playing in the sand, frolicking in the surf, and immersing yourself in the LTN executive summary of the latest Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery report (in this case, the hot-off-the-presses 2010 edition).
Even with the lure of the big waves beckoning you out into the water, if you follow electronic discovery you likely have a hard time pulling yourself away from the report, and this year is no exception. In fact, this year’s report is especially insightful, as George and Tom seem to have done a particularly impressive job of getting the pulse of not just what’s going on in the law firm and service provider parts of the market, but the enterprise as well.
This is a big change from just a couple of years ago. Go back and review the executive summary from 2008, and you’ll notice a very different feel to the findings. In 2008, much of the talk was around the dynamics of the service provider market, with relatively little discussion of trends related to the e-discovery process and technological innovation in the space. In 2008, it felt like e-discovery was something you had other people do for you: the word “consumer” appeared 12 times in the executive summary. In 2010, two short years later? Just five times. Why? The language may be telling. “Cost” appeared seven times in the 2008 report. In the 2010 report? 16… more than twice as often
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Source: eDiscovery 2.0
By: Kurt Leafstrand