eDiscovery can be a resource-heavy business, making demands on both the technical and the human resources of an organisation. Every case generates its own set of decisions, not least as between the different technologies available to apply to the processing, analysis and review.
There is a prior set of decisions, however, which offer different long-term strategic approaches to managing an organisation’s eDiscovery as well a case-by-case options. Organisations can bring all or most of the process in house, using technology which they own and their own people; they can outsource the whole thing – infrastructure, software and human resources – to third parties; in between, they can use the physical resources provided by others and apply their own people to the task of managing eDiscovery.
Many factors go into weighing the broad options here, of which cost, though significant, is only one. The availability of internal resources, including the relevant skills, is another, and one which is not a constant – it fluctuates with the size of the case and the overall workload.
FTI Technology offers all of these options and will discuss them in a webcast called E-Discovery On Premise, Outsourced or Hybrid: Which is Right for You? to be broadcast on 5 June at 10:00am PT | 1:00pm ET | 6.00pm BST. The speakers are Caroline Sweeney of Dorsey and Whitney LLP, Joel Jacob of FTI Technology and Babs Deacon of eDiscovery Journal, and they will discuss the key considerations for each deployment model including:
- Key characteristics of legal teams deploying the on-premise, SaaS or managed services models
- Pros and cons of each option, including cost, security and compliance considerations
- Trigger points for evaluating whether your current deployment method is aptly handling organisational needs.
Whilst you are on the FTI Technology website, you might like to look at the schedule of forthcoming and past webcasts. The next one is called Is Predictive Coding Right for Your Case? with Sophie Ross of FTI Technology, Raymond Hafner of Jones Day and David Horrigan of 451 Research. This will be broadcast on 19 June and registration details are here.