The value of filtering & culling in eDiscovery

Gathering electronically stored information (ESI) for the purposes of litigation is a common task for an IT department. Often this takes the form of a ‘collect everything’ approach and with it huge volumes are sent out for processing and review.  … Read More

To demo, or not to demo: that is the question

So, you are evaluating new technology solutions and why not? In most cases, software will help your business run faster and more efficiently.  Despite the ease with which you make the call to explore new solutions, the process for evaluating them … Read More

Avoiding Mishaps in eDiscovery Collections

Information Technology (IT) professionals are often at the forefront of in-house eDiscovery collections. These responsibilities are often thrust upon unsuspecting technical personnel with little notice, detail or even training. Because of the nature of their work, IT can be deposed or … Read More

Potential eDiscovery implications of upcoming changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)

It’s no secret that the eDiscovery process is time-consuming and expensive – and not just in the obvious sense, such as the costs of having legal teams and forensics experts pour through data, looking for responsive content in electronically stored … Read More

Reducing the cost of email management

What is email management? That is a question that will evoke many different answers, but the common theme would be that it involves the automatic deletion and/or archiving of messages. That seems like a valid statement – but the fact … Read More

Wildcards, Phrases, and Other Search Syntax Sundries

At Sherpa Software, we strive to make our products easy and intuitive, but we still get calls from customers wanting help crafting their keyword search syntax. The key things to understand are the differences between the Word List (Any), Word … Read More