54 percent of e-discovery professionals conduct review of ESI in-houseIn-house review favored for cost reduction: According to 54
percent of respondents,review of culled information is now
conducted in-house for more than half of the matters they process. As
corporations and government organizations have gained a better
understanding of the significant cost benefits that e-discovery
solutions can deliver, a growing number of in-house legal teams are
taking advantage of the cost savings and control afforded by bringing
e-discovery review in-house instead of using external law firms or
BYOD use reaches well beyond majority: When asked, “Are you
currently deploying BYOD in your organization?” 65 percent of
respondents replied yes. Bring your own device (BYOD) programs allow
employees to use their own phones / smart phones, tablets and laptops
to conduct business, co-mingling personal and business information.
Organizations must now have policies and processes in place to cull
data from the growing number and types of devices in use, and update
their security protocols to manage the increased breach risks
introduced by BYOD policies.
Cloud repositories gaining a foothold: Forty percent of
respondents claimed that they will have a business need either now or
within the next year for collecting from cloud repositories such as
Box or Google Drive. Cloud repositories have grown in popularity for
both individual and corporate use and add to the complexity of
ensuring a thorough e-discovery program.
PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
In-house review is favored by the majority of e-discovery professionals,
according to a survey conducted by Guidance
Software (NASDAQ:GUID), the World Leader in Digital Investigations™.
Survey findings also revealed practices on BYOD and cloud considerations
of legal teams and other professionals conducting e-discovery at
organizations in a variety of industries.
Of the 123 respondents to the survey, more than half conduct e-discovery
review in-house and rely on in-house review to reduce costs. The survey
results also point to the growing diversity of devices and repositories
that must be considered for any comprehensive e-discovery effort,
including the myriad consumer devices and cloud repositories now used to
store documents and information that is potentially relevant to a legal
matter. These findings conclude that a majority of organizations now
allow employees to use personal devices to conduct their jobs, and the
need for collecting information from cloud repositories is increasingly
important to corporate counsel.
Highlights of the survey results include:
“The e-discovery industry continues to evolve, with a growing number of
sources for potentially relevant data bringing further complexity to the
process,” said Alex Andrianopoulos, vice president of Marketing.
“Guidance Software maintains a relentless focus on fine-tuning our
EnCase eDiscovery product to deliver a cost-effective solution to
corporate e-discovery teams, extending our product leadership in terms
of connectivity to all device types and integration with multiple cloud
About Guidance Software, Inc.
Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in
digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase® Enterprise platform,
deployed on over 20 million endpoints, is used by numerous government
agencies, more than 65 percent of the Fortune 100, and more than 40
percent of the Fortune 500, to conduct digital investigations of
servers, laptops, desktops and mobile devices. Built on the EnCase
Enterprise platform are market-leading electronic discovery and cyber
security solutions, EnCase® eDiscovery, EnCase® Cybersecurity, and
EnCase® Analytics. They empower organizations to respond to litigation
discovery requests, perform sensitive data discovery for compliance
purposes, conduct speedy and thorough security incident response, and
reveal previously hidden advanced persistent threats or malicious
insider activity. For more information about Guidance Software, visit www.encase.com.
EnCase®, EnScript®, FastBloc®, EnCE®, EnCEP®, Guidance Software™ and
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Software in the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be
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Brigitte Engel, 626-229-9191
Source: Guidance Software, Inc.