Understanding e-discovery deployment options

A variety of factors can determine which option is the best for each individual organization

With new data formats and increasing data volumes, new deployment models have emerged for managing e-discovery. Besides the traditional on-premise software, wherein the organization manages the software and review staff in-house across the entire process of e-discovery, companies and law firms can now also opt for SaaS models that offer the convenience of on-premise software without the need to manage it within the internal datacenter; managed services models that allow for a wholly outsourced approach to e-discovery; and hybrid approaches that combine two or more deployment methods dependent upon the unique needs of each case.

A variety of legal, technical and organizational factors can determine which option is the best for each individual organization, and leadership is often left questioning the most strategic choice. The first step is to gain basic understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of each of the deployment models:

Key Considerations

The next step is to evaluate the drivers that matter to your organization and how compatible they are with the different e-discovery deployment options. Below are the top three key trigger points that can help you evaluate the best approach for your organization.

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Joel Jacob

Joel Jacob is a managing director in the Technology practice of FTI Consulting and is based in Chicago.

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