by Dean Kuhlmann, Xerox Litigation Services
While the term “Big Data” has had a lot of buzz lately, the concept itself, along with many of its challenges – that is, how to extract value from data to meet various business or legal purposes – has been in existence for many years. We’ve long had too much data – it’s the context and the volume that have changed. When everything was on paper, we read every document, but as the volume and data types demanded by discovery have been brought to a new level, we have had to figure out ways to accomplish the task without physically setting eyes on every document. Over time, clients have become more and more willing to accept and trust technological approaches that aid in finding and assessing information. This is where our advanced analytical tools come into play. Clients have multiple tools at their fingertips, and we help them to understand which are appropriate to apply and when.