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Published: 22 Oct 2012

ARCHIVING AND EDISCOVERY vendors are teaming up to meet customer demands for a smoother ediscovery process. The nascent ediscovery market continues to develop as organizations manage the ongoing fallout from the December 2006 changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). "Consolidation is trying to make decision-making for end users a little bit easier," says John Bace, research VP of IT and public policy at Gartner Research. "Vendors work in different areas of EDRM [Electronic Discovery Reference Model], and no one does it end to end." The only option for a start-to-finish solution, says Bace, is a custom job from a large service provider who will assemble the solution from available market parts. Thomas Mueller, partner at New York City-based Morrison & Foerster LLP, and co-head of the firm's ediscovery task force, says "clients are struggling to get their arms around both ediscovery and archiving obligations." They want technology to solve the problem, but products "still require subjective judgments by individual users," he adds. Some recent ... Access >>>

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