Extract from Joe Patrice’s article “The Jump From eDiscovery To Governance Is Not As Giant As You Might Think”
When I started covering this industry, we were very much in the midst of the eDiscovery surge. Everyone was talking about the latest and greatest advancements in solving ballooning discovery costs brought on by the glut of electronic data. Measuring bad jokes and lewd photos in terabytes had revolutionized the whole field of litigation and it was a fast-paced environment for anyone out there trying their hand at legal tech.
It’s not that eDiscovery — or “Discovery” as we probably should call it at this point — isn’t still a dynamic sector in legal technology. There’s hardly an advancement that can’t be applied to the discovery process. But folks in that space do sit on robust platforms just itching for new applications.
When I sat down with ActiveNav at the ILTACON show — or, more accurately, in the Global Legal Tech Affairs Penthouse — to catch up on their year, the first update I got was “if you think of ActiveNav as an eDiscovery player, then you’ve missed our foray into governance.”