Socha and Gelbmann survey the EDD market

No time to précis it or comment on it, but George Socha and Tom Gelbmann have published their annual overview of the results of their annual survey on the Legal Technology News site.

If asked to pick the most important single observation from it, I would pick the shortage of expertise in the market-place, with providers, law firms and corporates reported as fighting each other for the few people who actually understand what is involved in handling electronic documents. That is important because it can only grow as a problem as we come out of recession. You can take or leave the predictions of 20% or 25% growth which some of the Socha-Gelbmann respondents apparently predict (I am prepared to take them myself) but it is certain that a generation of skilled and knowledgable people is not going to spring from nowhere.

I will give a more thoughtful assessment when I get back from ILTA in Washington. At the moment, my focus is rather more on clearing my decks before heading for the airport.


About Chris Dale

I have been an English solicitor since 1980. I run the e-Disclosure Information Project which collects and comments on information about electronic disclosure / eDiscovery and related subjects in the UK, the US, AsiaPac and elsewhere
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