In any eDiscovery or disclosure motion, the ability to search digital data is a tremendous convenience. But search is not a solution in and of itself. The vast majority of organizations are still relying on some manual components as part of eDiscovery search processes.
The process of eDiscovery requires multiple stages of data collection and review. At the outset, the data has to be identified, collected and prepared for search/review, a process that may include scanning documents. In some cases it may be required to place files on legal hold. It is critical at this early stage to have a comprehensive and clear picture of where potentially relevant ESI of different types should be stored. This is the first step in making eDiscovery data work for you.