White Paper: Single Tool Workflows Unlock Key Efficiencies
We all have 24 hours in our day. Time is our most valuable commodity and how well we use it can be the primary determiner in our success vs. failure. The key to making a success of our time is to dictate where the time goes, how it is used and how to avoid letting it slip away... discover more
White Paper: Where does Artificial Intelligence fit in law?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is trending in 2017. Hardly a day goes by without another article about the mind-blowing potential of applying AI to human processes. The topic has moved solidly beyond the technology press to the mainstream and even has prognosticators touting its benefits in law practice. Predictably, the AI buzz is not resonating within the legal community as they express real concerns about its... discover more
White Paper: WannaCry
In a world where any email attachment could be carrying malicious software that could go viral, how can corporations and law firms made up of individuals specializing in areas other than cybersecurity be certain they are protected? Considering that almost half of U.S. organizations experienced a data breach or failed compliance audit in the last year, the simplest answer is to outsource non-core functions to companies that specialize in the service and bring... discover more
White Paper: Is eDiscovery Passing You By?
The widely complex eDiscovery landscape, punctuated by a series of mergers, shakeups, buyouts, Brexit, and the Panama Papers scandal in 2016, continues to grow and evolve making it more necessary and more difficult for legal practitioners to maintain an edge on the competition. As 2017 hits its stride, IST Discover-E decided to take a look at real data to determine what this year will bring... discover more
White Paper: Advancements in eDiscovery ECA
Before the term was co-opted by eDiscovery vendors, Early Case Assessment (ECA) was a concept that captured the essence of the trial lawyer’s craft. The term encapsulates all activity involved in quickly analyzing and synthesizing scattered evidence, collaborating on initial case strategy and formulating a litigation plan that will advance that strategy to successful resolution... discover more
White Paper: Navigating Ethics in eDiscovery
What are an attorney’s ethical duties in the handling of discovery of electronically stored information? Notes On The State Bar Of California Standing Committee On Professional Responsibility And Conduct Formal Opinion No. 2015-193
Not every litigated case involves eDiscovery. Yet, in today’s technological world, almost every litigation matter potentially does. The chances are significant that a party or a witness uses email or other electronic communication, stores information digitally... discover more
IST Discover-E: Index of Terms
The amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), recent headlines highlighting spoliation sanctions, and rising costs have made eDiscovery a top priority for legal, IT, security, and records management teams. However, there seem to be no precise, concise definitions available that can truly put boundaries around the process. It becomes sort of an umbrella phrase that essentially deadens decision making from senior non-technical decision makers. The following index of eDiscovery terms breaks down eDiscovery lingo into its most simplistic terms and provides a homogenized basis to help guide... discover more
White Paper: Top Seven Tips to Finding the Right eDiscovery Vendor
The production of electronic documents and data is now part of our litigation culture. Cost-effective managing of the harvesting, review and production of such information requires careful selection of your eDiscovery vendors. If you take the time to educate yourself about the vendors prior to actually... discover more
White Paper: Relativity Analytics
Despite the volume of structured and unstructured data continuing to grow, court cases must proceed and attorneys must navigate an increasingly complex and costly sea of data to meet their deadlines without risking hefty fines. Still broadening the purview of attorney responsibility are recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) causing the process for gaining more in depth insight into their information to rely more than ever on better, faster technology and technically... discover more
White Paper: The Balancing Act
5 Pitfalls of Doing Business with Organizations Undergoing Mergers & Acquisitions.
Globalization and a fast changing technology landscape have all influenced decisions to merge by major players in the competitive eDiscovery field. With dreams of being “bigger and better,” the business behind mergers and acquisitions (M&As) is exceedingly complex... discover more
White Paper: Discoverable Data on Your Mobile Device
Mobile device data management has been a concern for many years and its no surprise that, when faced with litigation or audit, CIO’s are kept up at night wondering if their existing policies are up to snuff. Discoverable data in the form of duplicate emails and presumed off-record communication is just as... discover more
White Paper: Relativity Gets and Upgrade
With global eDiscovery market revenues expected to continue its average 15% annual growth in 2017, the North American software company kCura accounts for the highest revenue share with their Relativity product. Indeed, after years of growth there have been countless, cutting-edge technologies rise and fall from... discover more
White Paper: Top Seven Things Your eDiscovery Vendor Doesn't Want You to Know
A recent survey shows that legal professionals acknowledged the importance of controlling costs as the number one success factor in a matter. In the same way that law firms strive to demonstrate efficiency and holistic protocols internally, they also recognize the value of third-party technologies to streamline key aspects of litigation and reduce costs. With the keys to success being effective budgeting and predictability, it is a fair assumption that eDiscovery vendors touting the expert application of advanced technologies would be the most likely direction... discover more
White Paper: Understanding eDiscovery Lingo
For as much as people talk about eDiscovery, there seem to be no precise, concise definitions available that can truly put boundaries around the process. It becomes sort of an umbrella phrase that essentially deadens decision making from senior non-technical decision makers. For people with direct technology responsibility who have a duty to make sure senior... discover more
White Paper: Data Security Safeguards
The Panama Papers/Mossack Fonseca debacle emphasizes, as ever before, that protecting your most valuable resource – data – is paramount. Especially when considering how all-encompassing attorney-client relationships must be, when firms use an irresponsibly managed cloud-based system vulnerabilities in data security are a constant risk. Simply put, a law firm security lapse can be catastrophic – just ask the folks at... discover more
White Paper: Changes in the Rules of Discovery
For better or worse, eDiscovery and the age of "Big Data" has changed discovery. The past decade has seen a precipitous increase in the amount of information in the average person's possession. The consequence, for discovery, is that everything is more expensive: identification, preservation, collection, review, production and presentation.
Combine all of that with headline-grabbing sanctions awards and it is not unusual for discovery to take a primary role in shaping litigation... discover more
White Paper: New FRCP Rules
If litigation is the highest form of gambling, then electronic evidence has upped the ante. You may think the amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) have us eDiscovery service providers licking our chops, but that’s not the case. The FRCP amendments effectively limit eDiscovery in the face of ever-increasing amounts of data. We too are evolving our roles from simple ad-hoc service providers to (ideally) SME consultants able to be more actively involved in matter preparation... discover more
IST Discover-E Case Study: WMJ
IST has been partnered with Williams Montgomery & John, a world-class business litigation firm, for the last five years, offering a wide range of facilities management and support services. Recently, IST expanded its service offerings to include eDiscovery.
One of the biggest and most crucial advantages of the IST Discover-E solution at Williams Montgomery & John is the ability to transition multiple cases from disparate platforms like Concordance and Summation onto a single, more robust Relativity... discover more
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