ESI & Data Hosting
DLS Discovery has invested in technology and people to bring together flexible solutions and an experienced team for handling Electronically Stored Information. DLS offers solutions and guidance through the entirety of the EDRM life-cycle, navigating the path from volume to relevance.
Both companies and individuals today create Electronically Stored Information in their normal course of business. The scope of media containing ESI expands beyond custodians' PCs including: portable hard drive and USB devices, cloud storage, company and private email accounts, mobile devices, and backup copies. A gigabyte of data (about 1/16th of common USB flash drive), contains around 10,000 documents. Combine the number of possible devices, raw volume of content, and number of custodians involved in litigation and your team may easily find itself with over a million records to review or produce.
DLS' process starts at consulting with your team and custodians to identify what information and devices are relevant. DLS provides the path forward through preservation and ESI processing to lower the cost and difficulty of handling ESI, as well as reduce the risks created by mismanagement of electronic evidence.
- Legal hold notification and tracking
- Forensic Imaging
- Remote collections
- Unix/Linux volume support
- Exchange server and EDB extraction
- Cloud storage and hosting
- Mobile devices
- Data replication
From the start of your case, DLS Discovery is available to help your team identify possible data-sources and preservation techniques, as well as the best processing approaches.
Growing along with the mass-storage achievements of the IT industry, data-collection and preservation more and more often results in hundreds of gigabytes through terabytes of custodian and/or company data and email for EDiscovery. Early Case Assessment is an approach to quickly cull out undesirable data and duplicates, minimizing cost and volume of data to be reviewed. The preservation of original data allows for ECA specifications to change without the need to re-visit a project entirely. DLS Discovery offers ECA through multiple approaches including:
- Relativity Analytics
- De-duplication, date-filtering, and file-type filtering for EDiscovery
An always growing need for security, data redundancy, and file-storage sizes, translates to a high and continuous cost for keeping your EDiscovery in-house. DLS offers a variety of hosting solutions and our own in-house solution. Hosting EDiscovery through DLS reduces both your cost and turn-around time from the collection of data to production. As well, keeping your data under one roof ensures all incoming and outgoing data is tracked and properly backed up for full, secure, redundancy.
DLS Discovery offers Relativity Analytics with no additional per GB processing fees. Structured analytics features may be used to reduce the review of repeated content such as emails in a thread or nearly duplicative files, and conceptual analytics features will help organize data so you can make sense of, and prioritize, your records.
- Data Collection and forensics
- EDiscovery life-cycle management
- Hosted database setup and management, including on-site support and remote assistance
- Detailed logging and reports of incoming discovery from opposing and co-counsel