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Why is there variation in cost?
Corporate IT departments that are more organized and centralized make data collection cheaper.
Good legal hold policies and properly archiving data will save money on forensic collection.
More relevant data requires more attorney time, so costs will be higher.
Outdated technology and systems make it harder and therefore more expensive to gather and process data.
The amount of outside counsel’s involvement also impacts costs.
Data collection and processing accounts for thirty percent of eDiscovery costs. While outside counsel consumes the other seventy percent.
That’s why you need to plan for eDiscovery even before you’re in litigation