In March 2017, Microsoft launched its online chat and collaboration tool Microsoft Teams. By the end of 2018, ~3 million users utilized Teams on a daily basis, growing to ~44 million users by February 2020. Microsoft Teams wasn’t alone on its upward trajectory; competing applications such as Facebook Workplaces and Slack have seen similar growth.
Thought Leadership and Industry Trends
Chris O’Connor, Director of eDiscovery at CDS, interviewed Jonathan Armstrong, a partner at Cordery and advisor to multinational companies across Europe on technology, risk and governance. If there is one thing their recent discussion made clear, it’s this: Now is the time to revisit and refresh your GDPR Risk Assessments.
COVID-19 has disrupted almost all normal business practices, making many activities challenging to handle virtually. Fortunately, eDiscovery can largely continue on pace, thanks to technology and remote collection workflows. Shifting to fully remote or socially distanced collections, whether to accommodate shelter-in-place orders or employee safety concerns, is achievable in most circumstances.
In eDiscovery, it can be very helpful to conduct a preliminary analysis of the communications of the key parties. By doing so in the early stages of a matter or investigation, reviewers can gain insights on the individuals and discussions that may be most relevant.
The coronavirus is here and is impacting our daily routines. Organizations have responded by mandating that everyone works from home to be safe from exposure. Social distancing is the new norm. Virtually all businesses now must cope with managing a virtual workforce to some degree. That comes with new security risks for the data that businesses spend millions of dollars to protect.
Data analytics tools such as those provided by Relativity Analytics offer the means to make document review more efficient and accurate, which ultimately saves corporations and law firms time and money.
As one of the industry’s most experienced, long-standing Relativity partners - with 35 Relativity Certified Administrators on the PM team, no less - it’s not surprising that Relativity Fest is one of the most important events on the CDS calendar, outside of our own...
While many companies have moved at least some of their data to the cloud, others have been more cautious about taking these steps because they want to ensure their data stays in the U.S. Some cloud providers do not have enough locations in the U.S. to enable all data to remain in the country.
As companies and law firms struggle with managing increasing amounts of data, cloud-based solutions are becoming an important option to consider. This year’s CDS Putting Insights Into Practice event had several panels focused on eDiscovery, including one focusing on the benefits of eDiscovery in the cloud. While many companies have moved at least some of their data to the cloud, when it comes to eDiscovery and its workflows there are additional advantages.
Although advancements in legal technology have brought many benefits to the legal process, they have also made it more complex.
New changes in a workflow can be confusing. Our guide to four features updated with Relativity 9.6 will help users navigate this change.