EDA 2.0 – 4 top tips for the next generation

If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll have noticed our recent focus on Early Data Assessment (EDA). Our last two articles covered some of the potential pitfalls to avoid, and the massive benefits offered by in-place EDA. Today, we’re turning our focus to the “early” part of Early Data Assessment. We’ll explore some of the […]

Why (and how) in-place Early Data Assessment is a gamechanger

One of the biggest challenges for modern eDiscovery is the sheer volume of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) most organisations have in play. This volume has made the traditional method of Early Data Assessment (EDA) – whereby custodians are first identified, and all their data collected and ingested into a review platform before EDA begins – […]

Benefits and common pitfalls of Early Data Assessment (EDA)

Early Data Assessment (EDA) has taken on an increasingly critical role as electronic data volumes continue to grow. Without effective EDA, the risk of over- or under-collection can be considerable, as can the escalation of eDiscovery overheads. Often confused with Early Case Assessment (which investigates the broader merits of the case at hand), EDA focusses […]

What is Cognitive Analytics and how is it applied in eDiscovery?

In generic terms, cognitive analytics is the process of applying human-like intelligence to unstructured data in order to enrich the value we can extract from it. It’s inspired by the way the human brain processes information, using a combination of experience-driven instinct and learning to join the dots and draw meaningful conclusions. In eDiscovery terms, […]

The best operating models for driving down eDiscovery costs

The moment electronic messages were recognised as records that could be archived and produced in court (mid-2000s), the technology servicing the legal industry began to evolve. Over the years, the resulting advances have made it faster and easier than ever to search and analyse the terabytes of data today’s organisations store and process. But, until […]

Webinar on demand: Reducing eDiscovery costs and burden with Microsoft Purview

We joined forces with Cloud Essentials to share our eDiscovery expertise as part of their Expert Insights webinar series focused on Microsoft Purview Compliance capability.   Practical advice to drive down the cost of eDiscovery  David Fisk, Salient’s Managing Director, explored how cost can be driven out of each element of the eDiscovery process. He described […]

Unlocking the evidentiary potential of mobile devices

As smartphones have become more and more deeply ingrained in daily life, so too have they become more critical to investigations.   These outwardly innocuous devices hold a wealth of potentially revealing and discoverable information, including call histories, contact lists, text messages, chat conversations, multimedia messages, photos, videos, recordings, calendar items, reminders, notes, data files, GPS […]

Does legal counsel care about your Microsoft licence choices?

For most organisations, checking in with legal counsel before choosing a Microsoft licence package sounds absurd. For those dealing with regular litigation, internal investigations or Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs), however, the right licence – used to its fullest – can make a very real difference to the corporate legal bottom-line.   Over the last few […]

Discovery Risk Mitigation – Preservation

Data 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 […]

eDiscovery Maturity Assessment

eDiscovery Maturity Assessment

Assessing your corporate capability to respond effectively to investigations and eDiscovery events. In an earlier post, I introduced Discovery Risk Mitigation, our structured journey-based approach to helping organisations reduce their exposure to the risks inherent within the ever-expanding data and governance landscapes in which we now work. Having understood why preparedness is a good thing […]