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Is Search Still Important in eDiscovery? I Say Yes: eDiscovery Best Practices

With the acceptance of predictive coding and other technology assisted review mechanisms growing over the past few years, some feel that keyword search is no longer important as a “key” (pun intended) component of the eDiscovery process.  In a new article published last week, I discussed why search is so important in eDiscovery and why law firms and e-discovery companies need better search solutions.

In Inside Counsel (3 reasons e-discovery companies needs better search solutions), the author (Amanda Cicatelli) sat down with me and also with Jeff Nace, VP of Product Management at ONE Discovery Inc. to discuss these and other topics regarding search in eDiscovery.  Both CloudNine and ONE Discovery (along with several other eDiscovery providers) are customers of dtSearch, a text retrieval engine which is embedded in many of the eDiscovery software platforms available on the market today.  I have personally used dtSearch with a handful of different eDiscovery platforms and it is ideal for supporting even very large multi-million document, multi-terabyte collections with effective and fast information retrieval.

Let’s face it, with the total amount of data being captured and stored by organizations doubling every 1.2 years, the ability to quickly and effectively search through data stores that are growing exponentially has become more important than ever to meet discovery obligations within reasonable costs.  Effective search solutions help manage and control discovery costs to help litigants stay within reasonable budgets.

In the article, Nace and I talk about the reasons that companies need effective search solutions, the recurring problems with eDiscovery and ways to address the issues that companies face when trying to manage the growing sizes and sources of electronically stored information (ESI) out there.  Thanks to Inside Counsel and Amanda Cicatelli for the opportunity to discuss the state of eDiscovery searching today and thanks as well as the folks at dtSearch for coordinating the interview!

You can check out the article here.

So, what do you think?  How effectively does your eDiscovery platform search through large collections of ESI?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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