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 very tangible business benefits offered by the emerging trend of proactive

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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 very tangible business benefits offered by the emerging trend of proactive

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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 – almost prohibitively time consuming and expensive. Thankfully, today’s technology offers a

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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 specifically on the data. Its primary goal is to pinpoint the

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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, cognitive analytics involves applying trained (and trainable) algorithms to unstructured data

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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 recently, it has always been a process best managed by outsourced

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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 a better way of tackling eDiscovery, which means moving from a

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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 logs, app-specific information and even deleted data.  The full extent of

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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 years, Microsoft 365 has benefited from some astounding developments in the

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Reducing your eDiscovery burden and costs with Microsoft Purview

FREE 30 minutes webinar | 21 Sept 22 | 12pm BST We’re joining up with Cloud Essentials for a feature presentation about our specialist subject, eDiscovery, in their Expert Insights webinar series. We’ll focus on how Microsoft Purview eDiscovery capability and other technologies can be used to drive down the cost of eDiscovery in your organisation.  Practical advice to make tangible time and cost savings  

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Salient announces collaboration with Baker Tilly

We’re delighted to announce that we will be providing Baker Tilly with eDiscovery services to support their clients. Our combined expertise, experience and application of AI-powered technology from Reveal allows Baker Tilly, an internationally renowned global advisory firm, to assist their clients to scale investigations for today’s data volumes and requirement for agility. Baker Tilly deploys AI-powered e-discovery technology designed to streamline the collection and analysis

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