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Legal teams, facing the growing cost, volume and variety of data types, need e-discovery to be as simple and efficient as possible. While technology is progressing with advanced tools and analytics, converting documents from their sources into e-discovery platforms is a complex process. Many top law firms and counsel in global organizations rely on FTI Consulting to address this issue and provide direct access to data in major applications. Our custom-built, universal Microsoft 365 connector streamlines the transfer of cloud-based files into leading document review and analytics platforms.
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Moving data throughout the e-discovery process — handoffs between various software applications and teams — increases cost, reduces efficiencies and may introduce risk. From legal hold, to collection, processing, review and production, it’s not uncommon for corporate legal teams and external counsel to move data in and out of half a dozen software tools.
Because Microsoft 365 is the most prevalent business cloud service in use, it has become a massive repository of documents and information valuable in litigation, regulatory inquiries and investigations. When legal teams need to extract documents from Microsoft 365 or other repositories, they use various software applications and tools to connect their e-discovery platform to the data source. These applications typically translate the files from their native format into a unique type for e-discovery processing, analysis and review. But this process can be cumbersome, adding excess time and cost and introducing the potential for certain data to be lost in translation.
Clients rely on our connector solution because they need a better way to access their O365 data. Our connector solution maintains Microsoft 365 files in their native form during e-discovery processing, analysis and review, removes excess steps from this process and allows counsel to see every element of a document, including those that are only visible in the original format.
Our services ensure that e-discovery is conducted where the data resides. You can create, manage, collect, and then cull and review data using advanced analytics, all while remaining within Microsoft 365. Combining the Microsoft 365 Advanced eDiscovery features with our expert managed review services, clients can manage every step within the electronic discovery reference model (EDRM) in one place, greatly reducing the cost, time and risk of e-discovery.