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1 The Hidden Costs of an In-House ediscovery System A useful guide designed to educate you on the true costs of building an enterprisegrade ediscovery system. Written by The Engineering Team at Logikcull.com, who, combined have over 50 years experience building ediscovery systems Page 1 of 10

2 ediscovery is becoming an essential, but problematic component to litigation practice. With the ABA reporting that document review is responsible for anywhere from 58-90% of total litigation costs and that the error rate in document review can be higher than 50%, it s no wonder more law firms are considering building their own in-house ediscovery systems. Utilizing affordable, effective ediscovery capabilities is a way for law firms to position themselves as an attractive service provider for corporate clients. A proprietary system can strengthen this position, which makes an in-house ediscovery system an attractive alternative to outsourcing ediscovery services. Building an in-house ediscovery system is not, however, an easy decision. It takes a substantial investment to build and maintain an effective ediscovery system. Understanding the hidden costs of an in-house ediscovery system is an essential component to a wise investment strategy. Otherwise, an uninformed firm may find themselves with expensive software they re not prepared to use. Understanding the Four Stages of ediscovery From start to finish, the ediscovery process involves four distinct stages: Data Collection Processing Review Production While all four stages require counsel oversight and can be seen, from the legal perspective, as equally important and relevant, the technical perspective views these stages quite differently. Data collection involves obtaining possibly pertinent information from the source. From the technical perspective, this stage is only relevant in the sense that the data to be processed and reviewed is obtained during this stage. Production involves delivering appropriate documents to the other party. From the technical perspective, this stage is only relevant because it is the output or purpose of the previous stages. An ediscovery system functions at the technical level Page 2 of 10

3 Furthermore, there is a significant cost difference among the four stages of the ediscovery process. According to David Degnan in Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, collection and production represent only 6% of total review costs, partially because these processes do not require the dedicated processing power of an ediscovery system. The two middle stages represent 94% of ediscovery costs and require the support of comprehensive ediscovery capabilities in order to deliver reliable results. Processing (Also known as Early Case Assessment or ECA) According to Matthew Prewitt of Inside Counsel, Before the term was co-opted by e-discovery vendors, early case assessment encompassed the full skill set that an experienced litigator draws upon to seize the initiative from her adversary and develop a proactive strategy for winning the case. From the legal perspective, ECA is still about analyzing and synthesizing evidence from multiple sources for strategic purposes. From the technical perspective, however, ECA is more than the data management exercise Prewitt supposes. ECA is the process by which technology is used to sort gigabytes of data in order to pull out those documents and data files that actually require review. The processing capabilities required for this feat are enormous and represent a very significant expense in any ediscovery system. Review After data files have been processed, those files must be reviewed by first-level reviewers. From the legal perspective, this raises concerns about qualifications, training, and appropriate document assessment. Again, the technical perspective is different, because there are considerable processing requirements involved in managing the volume of data files reviewers process. Furthermore, the software differences between processing and reviewing can create conflicts within the database environment, which leads to the need for separate databases. The Costs of ediscovery Understanding both the legal perspective and the technical perspective is necessary when building an in-house ediscovery system. The legal process is, of course, complex, but so are the technical requirements that facilitate the legal process. Many software vendors are more than willing to sell vendor products that improve the ediscovery workflow; however, they are less willing to discuss the hidden expenses involved in utilizing their products. This complicates the ability of firms to make an informed decision prior to committing to in-house ediscovery development. Page 3 of 10

4 Building In-House ediscovery Capabilities An ediscovery system that can actually support the ECA and Review stages, while producing consistently reliable results, represents considerable programming and processing challenges. Technological capabilities certainly reduce the labor costs involved, but that means shifting the cost burden to the firm s IT department. Unfortunately, the average legal technical support professional lacks the knowledge and expertise building an in-house ediscovery system requires. This case study will explore the requirements and their costs in order to create the foundation required for informed investment decision-making. Introducing the Case Study A medium-sized, New York City firm with 75 reviewers on staff creates an inhouse ediscovery system equipped to handle 5TB of discovered data per year. Two systems engineers are hired to deploy and maintain the technical environment and provide the all-hours coverage required to keep the system operating according to the demands of the legal staff. This firm also follows technical best practices and creates a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery system to support their new ediscovery system. Processing System Review System Storage Infrastructure Other Infrastructure STAFF Page 4 of 10

5 The following sections detail what is required to create an effective, in-house ediscovery system for this firm. Processing System The processing system is the biggest cost-center in an in-house ediscovery system and, consequentially, is also the most complex. The components required to build the processing system for this case study include: 5 large physical servers used for virtualization, 10 sockets of VMware vsphere Enterprise licenses used for virtualization, 30 Windows 7 licenses used within the Virtual Machines (VMs), which are the base processing modes of the processing system, 30 copies of the selected Processing software, 30 copies of Microsoft Office, which is used by and configured for the processing software, 30 copies of Adobe Acrobat, which is used by and configured for the processing software, 30 copies of Lotus Notes, which is used by and configured for the processing software, 30 copies of a selected anti-virus software package, which is used to protect the system from any malware collected with the data, 2 large physical servers used for MS-SQL, which is necessary to access the processing software, 2 copies of Windows Server 2012 Standard for MS-SQL, and 2 copies of MS SQL x 2012 Enterprise. The three-year cost of building, maintaining, and using the processing system for this firm is $1,043,951.20, or an annualized cost of $347, The largest line-item is the selected processing software, which accounts for over 90% of the total cost of the processing system. The other items are required for the functionality of the processing software. The firm would not be able to use the software for processing without these additional expenses. It is important to note that additional software packages, like Office and Acrobat, are subject to independent license arrangements from the supplier, but they must be configured according to the needs and uses of the processing software. Using current licenses is not an alternative to purchasing software licenses to facilitate processing capabilities. Finally, purchasing two database servers is required in order to set up a High Availability cluster, which maximizes database availability as required when meeting time-sensitive processing demands. Page 5 of 10

6 Review System While the review system is less expensive than the processing system, it s important to note that this does not include the compensation requirements for review staff. It does, however, include licenses for each reviewer. The more reviewers the firm keeps on staff, the more expensive the review system becomes. The components required to build a review system for 75 reviewers include: 3 physical Web servers, which create the user-interface used to access the review system, 2 large physical servers used for MS-SQL, which is necessary to access the review software, 2 physical servers, similar to Web servers, used for file-serving, 7 copies of Windows Server 2012 Standard, one for each physical server, 2 copies of MS SQL Server 2012 Enterprise, 75 user-licenses for the review software, and 1 copy of the Productions module for the review software. The three-year cost of building, maintaining, and using the review system for this firm is $59,914.62, or an annualized cost of $19, Though the largest line-item is the selected review software, the review software is far less expensive than the processing software. In fact, the combined costs of the seven servers required to achieve review system functionality costs more than the review software itself. Again, best practices indicate the use of a High Availability configuration and a database distinct from the one used for processing to avoid service disruptions and software conflicts. 9 Storage Infrastructure Simply put the processing and review systems described above are required to process the data files. A separate storage infrastructure is required to store those files and to support the virtualization process used by the processing and review systems to access those files. The following enterprise systems form the foundation of every large, modern IT infrastructure. In this case, the components include: Page 6 of 10

7 2 16-port Fibre Channel switches, 1 100TB Fibre Channel based storage array, 1 2-drive, 48 slot LT05 tape library, 400 LT05 tapes, and Backup software with appropriate modules to drive backups. The three-year cost of building, maintaining, and using the storage infrastructure required by this firm is $338,064.97, or an annualized cost of $112, In this case, the largest line-item is the storage array itself. Note also that this is where backup costs are accounted for, which includes the use of a full tape-backup and off-site rotation capabilities that are compliant with best practices. Infrastructure Support There are two basic options for infrastructure support: in-house housing or external housing. In order to safeguard the life-time value of the expensive equipment the ediscovery system uses, the firm in question would need to renovate their office building in order to house their new datacenter in-house. Any datacenter requires specific cooling and power specifications be met to ensure the equipment functions properly. Most office buildings are not equipped to meet these specifications. Furthermore, it is important for a datacenter to be compliant with data-handling standards, like SSAE (formerly SAS 70), which increases the expertise required of IT staff significantly if managed in-house. So, the firm makes a cost-effective decision to house their ediscovery system externally, using a colocation facility such as those provided by Equinix or Peer1. These costs include: Datacenter rental costs, Power Distribution hardware to connect the datacenter s power to equipment, 2 Ethernet switches to provide data networking, and Internet connection fees. Page 7 of 10

8 The three-year cost of the infrastructure support for this firm is $229,999.98, or an annualized cost of $76,666.66, which is less than it would cost them to renovate their office building, ensure data-handling compliance, and hire the full-time engineering support the datacenter housing requires. Labor As discussed previously, the firm hires two system engineers to build and maintain their ediscovery system, because their legal IT staff lack the knowledge, training, and expertise required to manage such a complex technical system. This expense minimizes downtime and keeps the entire system running efficiently. The three-year cost of these system engineers is $694,964.40, or an annualized cost of $231,654.80, which includes compensation costs (e.g., salary and benefits), as well as legally-required employment costs (e.g., FICA and unemployment insurance). These costs cannot be excluded from a comprehensive total-cost analysis. $ Total Cost Analysis Now that the cost-centers have been explored, it s time to add these costs together to create a picture of the total cost of an in-house ediscovery system. The table bellow represents the total costs for a three year period, which is the average replacement-cycle for servers and a reasonable amortization target for an investment of this nature. Item Cost Annualized Cost Processing System Cost $1,043, $347, Review System Cost $59, $19, Storage Infrastructure Cost $338, $112, Other Infrastructure Cost $229, $76, Labor Cost $694, $231, Total Costs $2,366, $788, Page 8 of 10

9 In Summary An in-house ediscovery system requires comprehensive hardware and software solutions to operate effectively and efficiently. The system presented here follows best practices to ensure the quality of the processing and reviewing capabilities developed by the firm. Clearly, an investment of this nature is not a cheap solution to an everpresent problem, but it is possible. However, such a system does not guarantee the quality of the ediscovery process itself, nor does it necessarily promise a reduction in review process costs or document review error rates. Careful consideration is required before buying into the promises of ediscovery software vendors. Page 9 of 10

10 About Logikcull Logikcull is the leading Discovery Automation platform. It is used by large and small organizations alike, including some of the world's leading corporations, law firms, and government organizations. Easy to use, affordable, and secure, Logikcull gives its customers the ability to control discovery from end to end without a large software and hardware investment. Logikcull is web-based and can be accessed using PCs and Macs as well as mobile devices including the iphone and ipad. To keep customer data secure, Logikcull.com resides behind an enterprise SSAE16 SOC-1 Type II certified data center. Logikcull is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and was founded by Andy Wilson and Sheng Yang in Visit Call Follow us on Page 10 of 10

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