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Jeffrey Wolff |November 21, 2016|Read time: 1 min

Speed is paramount in eDiscovery, especially when you are facing tight eDiscovery, FOIA or regulatory deadlines. The sooner the data is available, the sooner organizations can start Early Case Assessment (ECA) and review. A high level of automation increases the speed of the eDiscovery process. The automation of management processes and the creation of matters,  uploading data, full automatic processing, culling, prioritizing and de-prioritizing of data, aggressive automated data volume reductions, data analysis for ECA, TAR, and several other review accelerators all are huge time savers when you need them.

Ideally you will have an end-to-end eDiscovery solution ready in-house, including a well-trained and experienced team on stand-by to run the whole process. But eDiscovery by nature is caused by one-off incidents and if these incidents are non-strategic or if you do not have new incidents every other day, you will probably not want to invest valuable IT staff and other resources into deploying an in-house eDiscovery solution.

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SaaS and eDiscovery – a natural fit

The availability of high bandwidth, flexible and highly secure cloud solutions such as Microsoft Azure, and software that fully automates the eDiscovery process all make it possible to take a SaaS approach to eDiscovery.  So if you do not want to buy in-house software or start complex deployment projects with IT to deal with incidental or non-strategic eDiscovery, Do It Yourself (DIY) eDiscovery and eDiscovery as a Service (SAAS) are the perfect solution.

All you need is an internet connection and you can start. No long term contracts or complex implementation of in-house software or hardware, users can start immediately; you just pay for what you use and scale up or down as necessary.

 

Always the latest releases and top level security

By using eDiscovery as a Service you always have access to the latest releases and the most advanced technology available with the highest level of automation. An important benefit, since eDiscovery technology and requirements evolve very fast.

Security in SaaS based eDiscovery is often better than in-house, as SaaS based security is seen as part of the technology itself, not just as a way of securing the technology. Security requirements such as compliance with ISO 27001, EU Data Protection Laws, HIPAA, and the HITECH Act, can be dealt with more cost effectively in central cloud solutions.

 

Do you want to know more?

Watch the ZyLAB-ACEDS webinar "Doing eDiscovery yourself with Gartner’s #1 rated end-to-end EDRM solution” and we’ll show you there is no more flexible and more cost effective solution that provides both the highest level of eDiscovery automation as well as the shortest time needed for review after the identification of your data resources.

Jeffrey Wolff
Jeffrey Wolff joined ZyLAB as eDiscovery Director in May 2015 with over 20 years of experience in Information Systems and enterprise software. He has been involved in solution architecture, design, and implementation for major projects within the Department of Defense and Fortune 1000 corporations. Prior to joining ZyLAB, Jeffrey held senior positions within firms specializing in Microsoft SharePoint and enterprise search solutions, so he has vast technical knowledge in the fundamentals of information management and eDiscovery.

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