Among the good things which Consilio took on when it acquired Huron Legal was the annual Law Department Benchmarking Report which is now in its sixth year.
Data was taken from 119 companies about how they run their internal operations, what increasing or changing challenges they face and what they are spending.
The areas of particular interest to me include information governance and data privacy / security initiatives. 34% of respondents have enterprise-wide information governance programs in place and 38% are planning one. Cybersecurity and data privacy are driving these initiatives.
There is an increase also, at least at the top end, in companies who have or are planning to have discovery management programmes aimed at improving consistency and at reducing the need to reinvent the wheel with each new case.
The report is introduced here on a page which links to the highlights.