Outsourcing eDiscovery and Forensics Work: Benefits for Non-Technical Professionals

By: Tim Kiefer, Forensics Manager

As a non-technical professional, you may have found yourself in a position where you are responsible for managing the discovery and preservation of electronically stored information (ESI) in litigation but lack the technical expertise to do so in-house. While it is possible to learn the technical aspects of forensics, it can be time-consuming and may not be the best use of your skillset. In these situations, outsourcing to an eDiscovery vendor can be a valuable solution.

There are several benefits to using an eDiscovery vendor to handle your forensics work:

  • Expertise: eDiscovery vendors specialize in the collection, processing, review, and production of ESI. They have the technical expertise and resources to handle complex forensic investigations, which can be difficult to replicate in-house.

  • Time and cost savings: Outsourcing forensics work to an eDiscovery vendor can save you time and money. You won’t have to invest in the equipment, software, and personnel required to do the work in-house, and you can take advantage of the vendor’s economies of scale.

  • Reduced risk: eDiscovery vendors are experienced in handling sensitive and confidential information, and they have the processes and technology in place to keep your data secure. By outsourcing your forensics work, you can reduce the risk of data breaches and other security incidents that could harm your reputation. We understand that giving anyone access to your data may give you reason to pause, but rest assured that when you pick ID you are picking an organization that has deployed industry best practices for security and is audited annually to comply with ISO-27001, ISO-27701, ISO-27017 and FedRAMP authorization at the Moderate Impact level.”

  • Access to cutting-edge technology: eDiscovery vendors typically invest in the latest technology to stay ahead of the curve, so you can take advantage of their innovations and stay ahead of your competition.

  • Improved results: eDiscovery vendors have the experience and resources to deliver better results than you would be able to achieve in-house. They can handle large volumes of data more efficiently and effectively, and they can help you identify key evidence more quickly and accurately.

Outsourcing your forensics work to an eDiscovery vendor can be a smart decision for non-technical professionals who want to save time and money, reduce risk, and improve their results. By relying on the expertise of a vendor, you can focus on what you do best and leave the technical aspects of forensics to the professionals.

Learn more about how we handle forensic collections with our clients here.

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