Monday, October 28, 2013 by Thought Leadership Team


Ediscovery today is in a state of chaos – teams operate on a case-by-case basis where problems multiply daily. Clearly, a transformation taking ediscovery from an art (something that is delicately handcrafted each time) to a science (something that is predictable, reliable and efficient) is needed.  I am positively giddy because that transformation has begun with!

In the typical ediscovery project, there are a multitude of problems:

  • It is nearly impossible to consolidate ediscovery projects in to one view to get the big-picture analysis that is needed for truly efficient projects.
  • There is no streamlined way to access real time financials during ediscovery.
  • There is no easy way to compare and contrast project-specific data that could be used to alter the process.

In addition, one of the largest problems in ediscovery is communication. It’s always 11th hour in ediscovery.  Does this sound familiar?

“FW: RE: RE: FW: john just stopped by my office and told me he got a voicemail that the data was ready for production!”  

If you think about it, a litigation support professional can tell hundreds of his or her Facebook friends what they ate for lunch, but communicating that ESI is ready for processing or production takes a tome of communication making War and Peace look like child’s play.

The good news – there are a few ways that these problems can be managed in the new world of, which Kroll Ontrack launched today in connection with the Association of Corporate Counsel tradeshow.

  • Manage allows visibility into the entire ediscovery portfolio as opposed to individual projects across any device.
  • Review enables reviewers to conduct early data assessment, analysis, review and production in a single platform, giving real-time insight into massive data volumes.
  • Collect reduces the time and cost of identifying, preserving and collecting ediscovery data by utilizing Ontrack PowerControls. empowers organizations to manage ediscovery as a cohesive portfolio, not fragmented individual projects while data is kept in a single place, rather than distributing data across multiple applications and personnel. This is a huge step in the right direction for ediscovery, and it is only the beginning.

Spend some time on the new site and tweet me (@MicheleCSLange) a note about what you like best!  #arttoscience