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From Quantitative to Qualitative Early Case Assessment

It has recently become clear that a new breed of early case assessment (ECA) is emerging...I’ll call this scenario ”Quantitative Early Case Assessment&rdquo

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What is the Term ‘Early Case Assessment’ Really About?

In the last couple of months, I have seen many different definitions of Early Case Assessment (ECA). Some vendors mold the concept of Early Case Assessment to support their own offerings--which isn’t surprising, but it does cloud the issue

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Another Great LegalTech 2012

We saw the beginnings of new approaches to Early Case Assessment, where next to the traditional quantitative data-processing eDiscovery approach, some vendors also made it possible to use advanced text, audio and image search in combination with content analytics and data visualization for more qualitative Early Case Assessment (ECA) approach

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Which Part of E-Discovery Should You Fix First?

The graphic below chunks up the EDRM into some typical bigger pieces, adds a box for “E-D Process Management”, and indicates whether each is more associated with risk, cost, or both: As you can see, The activities most relevant to risk are Information Management (IM), the Left Side (Identification, Preservation, Collection – or IPC), and Process Management The activities relevant to both risk and cost are IM, IPC, and Early Case Assessment (one example of Process Management) The activities that primarily only address cost are the Right Side (Processing, Analysis, Review – or PAR) and Production & Presentation (PP) We get a first cut at a roadmap by taking the above analysis and factoring in what it takes to get an effective impact (primarily time, effort, and money)

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From Email to Enterprise Information Archiving

From a technical or disk-space-saving point of view, it is not difficult to archive emails, but when e-discovery and early case assessment become a reality and deadlines are imposed on your organization, even products from recognized email-archiving leaders can come with serious problems. For example, exploratory search for early case assessment and processing large collections of email in a defensible and auditable way can be a significant challenge

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eDiscovery: why you should keep control over your data!

Having full control over your data allows your organisation to achieve maximum flexibility, which can be used by legal or forensic advisors to measure their productivity and run early case assessment, efforts to settle and other programs all in parallel

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Basement Needs Cleaning; Hire a Maid (Using Content Analytics)

The output of the analytical assessment is a set of reports and dashboards an organization can use for a number of purposes, e.g. to develop a classification approach, plan for content migration, early case assessment, etc

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The UK Bribery Act, “FCPA on steroids”

Technology is Essential Information management technology solutions ideally help address today’s compliance, risk, e-discovery and early case-assessment challenges, but organizations must implement the right tools—if there is something out there that is relevant to a case, it must be found

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