Government agencies aren’t typically painted as pioneers in the e-discovery world. In a world plagued by tight budgets and long technology refresh cycles, evaluating new tools and keeping pace with innovation isn’t easy. As a result, many have deployed a transactional approach to investigatory and compliance projects—following processes that are ingrained in their culture, despite using outdated technologies and managing projects in multiple platforms.
Matt Lan, Director of Relativity consulting, describes a fresh approach the icourts team has taken in working with their New Zealand government regulator customers—all three of which have standardized on Relativity.
“Government regulators in New Zealand deal with similar pressures as other regions when it comes to e-discovery,” Matt said. “They’re trying to manage massive troves of data and adhere to stringent security measures while generally lacking the internal resources and budget to carry out projects as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.”