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The Fall Version of The eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Has a Canadian Influence: eDiscovery Trends

With everything else we’ve been covering, we’ve been remiss to mention that it’s time for another round of the quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey created by Rob Robinson and conducted on his terrific Complex Discovery site.  The fall survey is currently going on through the end of November.  In addition to the affiliation with the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS), the survey now has a new Canadian influence.

As discussed last week on LegalTech News (What’s the Difference With E-Discovery in Canada? A Heavy ECA Focus, to Start, written by Zach Warren), Commonwealth Legal is now teaming with ComplexDiscovery and ACEDS for the survey, bringing a Canadian perspective to the formerly U.S.-exclusive results.

“While Canada is a smaller market north of the border, our cultural and jurisdictional differences contribute to the advancement of eDiscovery in distinct ways”, said Jennifer Johnson, Vice President of Commonwealth Legal. “This survey offers a unique opportunity for Canadian eDiscovery professionals to have their insight measured and heard.”

As before, the eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey is a non-scientific survey designed to provide insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem. The term ‘business’ represents the economic factors that impact the creation, delivery, and consumption of eDiscovery products and services.  The purpose of the survey is to provide a subjective baseline for understanding the trajectory of the business of eDiscovery through the eyes of industry professionals.

Also as before, the survey asks questions related to how you rate general business conditions for eDiscovery in your segment of the eDiscovery market, both current and six months from now, a general sense of where you think revenue and profits will be for your segment of the market in six months and which issue do you think will most impact the business of eDiscovery over the next six months, among other questions.  It’s a simple nine question survey that literally takes about a minute to complete.  Who hasn’t got a minute to provide useful information?

Individual answers are kept confidential, with the aggregate results to be published on the ACEDS website (News & Press), on the Complex Discovery blog, and on selected ACEDS Affiliate websites and blogs (we’re one of those and we’ll cover the results as we have for the first three surveys) upon completion of the response period, which concludes November 30.

The more respondents there are, the more useful the results will be!  What more do you need?  Click here to take the survey yourself.  Don’t forget!  Let’s set a record!

Additionally, you can join Mary Mack, George Socha, Eric Mandel, Zach Warren, David Horrigan on December 14 for a webinar to review the results of the survey.  Click here to register for the webinar.

So, what do you think?  Are you confident in the state of business within the eDiscovery industry?  Share your thoughts in the survey and, as always, please share any comments you might have with us or let us know if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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