This issue of The Discovery Update includes a variety of excellent articles about some facets of eDiscovery, written by experts in the field. I hope you enjoy them.
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Electronic discovery is about fact finding, accuracy, truth . . . and money. Corporate clients pay millions of dollars, in some cases, for the time and expertise of their lawyers and technologists. These costs are rising, the direct result of rising quantities of discoverable electronically-stored information (ESI).
IDC keeps its finger on the pulse of the world’s digital data heartbeat with an annual white paper, “The Diverse and Exploding Digital Universe,” sponsored by EMC Corporation. It reports that in 2007, the digital universe (“information that is either created, captured, or replicated in digital form”) totaled 281 billion gigabytes, or 281 exabytes. It is expanding so fast that it is beginning to exceed storage capacities.