For many organizations, the impact of litigation has become one of the most costly and time-consuming issues they face. Gartner Inc. estimates that the average cost of defending a lawsuit exceeds $1.5 million per case, with 20% to 30% of that being internal and mostly IT-related. 1 Small wonder, then, that a recent survey of IT professionals found the majority of those polled expect the use of e-discovery processes to increase in the next few years.2
This Tech Brief looks at five ways that archiving can improve the way you handle discovery requests for electronically stored information (ESI).
Make an early case assessment. Archiving can dramatically accelerate early case assessment and review. Because the information is already collected and indexed, archives are easily searchable, so there’s no need for backup restores or the outsourcing of collection and review. This immediate access to information allows in-house and...