"If you work for a mid- to large-size company — say, one with more than $500M in revenue — you probably are familiar with the problems of eDiscovery. Your enterprise may routinely face five or more litigation matters each year, and you have terabytes of unstructured information that you need to sort through in order to find relevant information and place it on litigation hold.
Worse, that unstructured information is growing dramatically: at a rate of up to 80 percent a year in many enterprises. Unmanaged and unplanned-for eDiscovery tasks increase both risk and headaches for legal, IT, and business unit organizations. Outsourcing eDiscovery to litigation services firms makes sense if you don’t have much data or rarely face litigation, but it doesn’t make good financial sense as your organization grows. That’s particularly true if you work in highly regulated and litigation prone industries such as banking, insurance, energy, or utilities."