East Tennessee E-Discovery Services: Trusted And Reliable E-Discovery Experts.
We are committed to providing reliable, affordable legal E-discovery services for small to medium law firms that streamline the process of acquiring, processing, and producing electronic records and documents. Having reliable and powerful tools and services at your disposal will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of your electronic discovery efforts.
A selection of Affordable E-Discovery services at your disposal
Among the advanced eDiscovery services available are:
Forensic Acquisitions, ESI Analysis, ESI Production, Etc.
Cyberian Digital Technology has been offering litigation technology services for small to medium law firms throughout East Tennessee for more than 25 years.
As an E-Discovery IT provider our services go beyond the raw ESI data itself in providing value to law firms. Our E-Discovery tools and resources offer supportive and relevant data so that you can prepare for a trial or deposition in a more organized fashion. By eliminating unnecessary records and files, lawyers can save time.
Contact Cyberian Digital Technology for Legal Electronic Discovery Services
Choosing a E-discovery provider that offers solutions designed to streamline your E-Discovery process at an affordable price is always in your clients’ and firm’s best interest.
To learn more about why Cyberian Digital Technology stands apart from other E-Discovery providers, and why our attorney clients depend on us for their E-discovery services, contact us today.
Costs of E-discovery are determined by what factors?
There can be a lot of costs associated with modern E-Discovery. some large law firms spend millions over just a couple of years.
A number of sources, such as the American Bar Association and Above the Law, can provide more insight into the cost E-Discovery. An average civil case in the U.S. has (on average) 130 GB of data gathered from about 10–15 custodians. E-Discovery services can cost up to $200,000 per year for even a small law firm.
These expenses are mostly a result of vendors skewing the system to their benefit. In addition to staying embedded in the E-Discovery process, they charge outrageous fees.
1. The cost of ‘processing’ your data.
But to do this, you must first process your files, which consumes a lot of computer resources that most small to medium law firms don’t have access to. The process involves the following:
Files that are duplicated are flagged for deletion. There is a possibility that up to 50% of your files are duplicates. For example an email is sent to you by a colleague with a file that you already have. The two are “exact” duplicates. Or, you fix a few errors in a Word document and save it in a different format. The two are almost identical. There are some similarities, but not quite. These duplicates need to be detected and dealt with (i.e., left untouched, tagged, hidden from search results, deleted).
The system files are flagged. When you upload whole folders, you’ll often upload ‘system’ files, such as .DAT, .DLL, .IDX, and so on. You need these files in order to run your computer, but they are not part of your case. You’ll waste time on them, just like with duplicates. As a result, they will have to be weeded out.
Embedded files are extracted. One example of an embedded file is a video clip in a PowerPoint slide. The slide is called the ‘parent’ document, and the video clip is called the ‘child’ document. It will now be possible to search and review both clips independently once you have extracted them from the slide.
Using a common format, files are converted. There are different formats for your files. You’ll need Microsoft Word to open Word documents, Excel to open spreadsheets, Adobe Acrobat to open PDFs, etc. It is now possible for you to open files without their parent applications by converting them into a common format.
2. Metadata extraction.
A lot of contextual information is included in electronic files in the form of metadata. When a file is created, edited, or transferred from user to another user, your computer records data about it. A file’s metadata can include information like when it was last opened, who opened it, etc. Imagine it as a digital footprint that tracks the history of a document. When building a case, it’s extremely useful. Consider the case in which a partner from a large law firm sends a client a document. Upon checking the document’s metadata, she finds that the document was written by an associate rather than the partner. The value of metadata such as this is immeasurable,
3. Production cost for files to be reviewed and produced.
This is part of the acquisition cost. In order to make seance of all your data, we will index the data so that we can then search the data using the search terms you provide in-order to find important files, tag those files to add context, and help you redact privileged information.
Struggling to Efficiently Find What You’re Looking For?
We use our own E-discovery applications and have the hardware processing power that lets us run advanced searches on your case files using the search terms you provide us. By using our own mini super computer system which we call “GOLIATH”
What is “GOLIATH” you ask?
“GOLIATH” is our mini super computer designed to host our in-house private cloud server and provide our clients with e-discovery services, We call it Goliath due to its powerful processing power consisting of ten nodes. 80 cores and 160 threads of raw processing power.
Need to find a needle in a hay stack?
Our Goliath system can index a large amount of electronic data in a matter of hours with its powerful hardware and software features. The indexing process would take even the most powerful desktop computers days or even weeks to process.
While we service mostly law firm clients, throughout East Tennessee we are here to help anyone who is in need of our services when called upon.