Complex and costly lawsuits used to exclusively burden companies subject to product litigation or ongoing scrutiny by financial regulators. For such businesses, e-Discovery has long been a commonplace task, generally involving the purchase of expensive, purpose-built e-Discovery platforms. IT has traditionally devoted a significant amount of time to scouring networks, servers and computers to produce the necessary files.
Today, more and more data—structured and unstructured—is generated by a growing myriad of devices. With such a high volume of information flying across the network, and much of it coming from the edge of the network (think remote employees on mobile devices), the e-Discovery process has become increasingly taxing. At the same time, there is an evolving set of regulatory requirements that have made legal activity far more common in companies than it was even a decade ago. Correspondingly, the e-Discovery market is growing to meet the demand for software and service—Gartner projects that the market will grow 75 percent by 2017 to $2.9 billion.
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