Data Preservation

Discovery Risk Mitigation – Preservation

Should It Stay or Should It Go? A terrible wordplay on The Clash’s 1981 classic perhaps, but to retain or dispose of data is a core theme in this, the last piece in our Discovery Risk Mitigation series of blogs. You’ll recall the previous discussion that Information Governance is increasingly both a critical aspect of achieving an improved response to discovery events, such as investigations, litigation

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Data Preservation

Discovery Risk Mitigation – Preservation

Should It Stay or Should It Go? A terrible wordplay on The Clash’s 1981 classic perhaps, but to retain or dispose of data is a core theme in this, the last piece in our Discovery Risk Mitigation series of blogs. You’ll recall the previous discussion that Information Governance is increasingly both a critical aspect of achieving an improved response to discovery events, such as investigations, litigation

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Using Cognitive Analytics to Expose Leading Indicators and Build Fact Patterns

Using Cognitive Analytics to Expose Leading Indicators and Build Fact Patterns

It is generally accepted that the single largest cost in addressing any eDiscovery exercise is neither the technology nor the litigation support teams employed, but rather it is the cost of lawyer review time. And that makes perfect sense. After all, you are paying for the lawyers’ understanding of the law and experience of its application, as they review and then build or defend the case,

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Proactive eDiscovery: How your Client’s Preparedness can Help Move Your Investigation Forward… Faster

Discovery Risk Mitigation: How your Client’s Preparedness can Help Move Your Investigation Forward… Faster

As investigators or Forensic professionals, surely we can all relate to the pressures that we are put under when starting an investigation. The client typically wants to know how long the investigation will take, how much is it going to cost and how soon before they can suspend or prosecute an employee or third party? A major input into answering these questions is knowing what evidence

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Proactive eDiscovery: A Positive Initiative for Law Firms and Their Clients?

Discovery Risk Mitigation: A Positive Initiative for Law Firms and Their Clients?

Helping clients reduce their litigation risk exposure might sound counter-intuitive to legal services firms whose lifeblood is billable services. And that is precisely what Discovery Risk Mitigation sets out to do. Firstly, to ensure that clients understand how they are going to respond to a litigation event but equally important, how they can mitigate against future challenges. Remediation Leading to Prevention The first and most pressing consideration

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Proactive eDiscovery

Discovery Risk Mitigation: Transition from Hoping for the Best to Planning for the Worst

It’s probably a common reality in the eDiscovery world that as service providers, we spend the majority of our time supporting clients who are under duress, responding to an internal investigation or external litigation event. This can generate higher stress situations for us as providers but likely nothing compared with what the client is facing. As well as the risk or exposure, they may well be

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information-analytics-intelligence

Information Analytics: Embracing Information Anarchy

In today’s world of plentiful analytics capability, embracing information anarchy would sound a complete anathema to most people. But the problem is that planning strategic data warehousing and dashboarding solutions often involve many stakeholders and can take several months to design and complete. While that remains a commendable longer-term approach to information analytics, there is a lot you can do tactically in the meantime, often with

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Weathering the COVID-19 Storm

We all know that Cloud computing, be it Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as Service (PaaS) or Software as a Service (SaaS), has been around for a good number of years now, accompanied throughout that time by often vociferous debate regarding its merits, cost and security when compared with the traditional on-premises alternatives (like a data centre in your basement). I mean, why would you

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ediscovery-data-analytics

What is eDiscovery And Why Should You Care?

I have been contemplating what defines eDiscovery for some time now. On the face of it, the topic seems quite straightforward. However, as I scratched beneath the surface, I discovered it to be more nuanced, mainly depending on whom you are speaking to. An example best illustrates this: If I talk eDiscovery to a legal person, they will quite likely understand it to mean the preservation,

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Cut Your Outsourcing Costs by Arming Your In-house Legal Counsel with the Right Technology

With the ever-constant pressure on budgets, a trend has emerged throughout 2019 for companies’ in-house legal counsel to provide services which previously might have been outsourced, a pattern which looks set to continue into 2020. This does not mean that in-house legal counsels are expanding but rather that often, corporates are following the adage about doing more with the same, or even less. Outsourced legal skills can be

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Is Advanced eDiscovery becoming a viable in-house option?

Last week, members of the Salient team met with Rachi Messing, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft and former Vice President of Customer Solutions at Equivio. Rachi gave us a personally-guided deep dive into Office 365’s Advanced eDiscovery – a particularly interesting area for us – especially after seeing the demand for compliance, information governance and eDiscovery solutions at the latest Microsoft Tech Summits. Microsoft acquired Equivio

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