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Time for the Fall eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey!: eDiscovery Trends

We’ve covered three rounds of the quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey created by Rob Robinson and conducted on his terrific Complex Discovery site (previous results are here, here and here).  Last time, sponsorship from ACEDS and promotion from EDRM, strong>LTPI, Masters Conference, and Women in eDiscovery helped increase the number of respondents dramatically (more than the first two surveys combined).  Now, it’s time for the Fall 2016 Survey to complete the cycle!

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.

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 started on Tuesday and goes through Wednesday, November 30 (extra time this time for even more responses!).

Last quarter, ACEDS even conducted a webinar led by ACEDS Executive Director Mary Mack and sponsored by CloudNine, with expert commentary from panelists George Socha, Co-Founder of EDRM and Managing Director of Thought Leadership at BDO, Eric P. Mandel, Managing Member at Indicium Law PLC and Member of the Board for LTPI, Zach Warren, Editor in Chief of Legaltech News and me(!).

The more respondents there are, the more useful the results will be!  What more do you need?  Click here to take the survey yourself.  Let’s go for a new record!

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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