Extract from Rob Robinson’s article “Four Eras of eDiscovery? One Approach to Framing Market Growth”
With the understanding that there are many ways to construct a framework for considering and conversing about market growth over time, provided in a talking point format is one era-based approach that may be helpful for deconstructing time frames, market size, growth rates, and investment pulse rates for the eDiscovery market from 2002 through 2023. This era-based approach also attempts to put a memorable “face” on each defined growth period by associating each era with one prominent eDiscovery platform from that era.
Typically used to highlight a span of time for purposes of chronology or historiography, the word era (1) is defined by the Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary as a period identified by some prominent figure or characteristic feature.