Few corporations have the internal resources or IT infrastructure to adequately assume responsibility for all potential services involved in an e-discovery project. Companies facing litigation will likely need to evaluate and eventually enlist service providers—or vendors—to facilitate their e-discovery obligations.
Some vendors consult on document identification and preservation issues, and others perform collections. Others process documents by taking the raw data and converting them into reviewable files. Vendors can manage document reviews and productions and even provide technology services and equipment for trials.