This Friday the eyes of the world will shift to London as Prince William and Kate Middleton will marry. Their wedding will be seen by billions around the world and will be the most glamorous event since the wedding of William’s parents, Charles and Diana, thirty years ago.
While the pomp and pageantry will focus on His Royal Highness and Kate, behind the scenes hundreds of workers will tend to the details of the royal affair. Caterers, florists and the wedding dress designers have been working secretly on the wedding for months. All vendors chosen by the bride, groom and Buckingham Palace and have been sworn to secrecy to ensure that no details of the royal nuptials leak out to the public.
In many ways companies involved in eDiscovery have the same requirements as the royal couple. They have very specific needs, incredibly difficult timelines, little margin for error, and the results of the eDiscovery matter will be highly scrutinized. Companies conducting eDiscovery must surround themselves with a group of trusted partners that can help balance the workload, provide useful expertise, integrate their roles and responsibilities with those of the internal team and perform quickly and flawlessly when called upon.
Everything about the royal wedding will be scrutinized – from how the event is executed to the way jewels are sewn onto the future Queen’s dress. Every detail will be remembered forever by William and Kate, as well as their followers around the world. The royal couple will set a new standard for wedding elegance that will no doubt be emulated by brides throughout the world.
The results of eDiscovery matters will also live on forever and will be scrutinized by the court and opposing counsel. The eDiscovery process, and the results, must be as close to flawless as possible because if they aren’t it will affect the outcome of the matter at hand and set precedence that could impact many cases to come.
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