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E-Discovery 2.0 Tools"> This year alone, analysts say, enterprises will spend a projected $12 billion on e-discovery tools and associated legal services. "ESG research indicates that three out of four electronic discovery events involve e-mail," Babineau said. "If an organization is going to make investments in technology to make electronic discovery processes more efficient, e-mail is a great place to start. Files are not far behind as far as frequency of requests. It is for these reasons why Clearwells solution is gaining traction in the marketplace."
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A driving force in the e-discovery realm is the amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Another key driver is the current power shift from law firms to in-house counsels, Hilaly said. Corporate general counsels are no longer willing to be beholden to their firm and bear out of control costs—they are demanding to now "own" the e-discovery process in house, he said. "Previously, all this e-discovery legal work was sent to outside service providers, and those can be expensive," Hilaly said. "In the legal world, E-Discovery 2.0 has had every bit as big an impact on enterprises as Web 2.0 has had on the life of teenagers. Enterprises are seeking E-Discovery 2.0 solutions that provide digital archiving, analysis-driven review, ease-of-use, and [that] embrace open standards, in order to rein in rapidly growing legal expenses," Hilaly said. Only five years ago there were very few e-discovery products available, forcing large enterprises to build their own in-house tools. There are now "a number of products out on the market that are better, cheaper, faster," Neal Rubin, director of litigation for Cisco, told eWEEK. "Clearwell is one example of that, where we now feel they have tools that allow us to improve on processes that we were pretty proud of already," Rubin said. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on enterprise and small business storage hardware and software.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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