The 2005 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey Report is still available.
The 2005 Survey examines the state of electronic discovery in 2004. It also compares this year's results with results from the preceding two years, and makes projections for 2005 through 2007. The main sections of the report cover:
253 pages long, the 2005 Survey contains 18 tables and 231 color charts to support and expand on the text of the report. Accompanying the report are a set of appendices containing an additional 91 figures as well as complete copies of the law firm consumer, corporate consumer and provider spreadsheets sent out to potential participants.
To provide a sound base for our analyses, we gathered data from 69 consumers and providers through direct interviews and an in-depth self-paced survey instrument – separate spreadsheets for law firm consumers, corporate consumers, and providers. The consumers represent a cross section of Am Law 200 law firms as well as some of the largest companies in America. The providers came from a robust cross-section of leading firms in this industry as well as newcomers. We also gathered information from a variety of secondary sources. We collected data from web sites for more than 200 organizations purporting to offer some form of electronic discovery services or software, as well as from a variety of business and information resources.
Overview results of the 2005 Survey are available. To see them, click here.
To go to a PDF file containing the 2005 Survey report table of contents, table of tables and table of figures, as well a sample page from the report, click here.
Conducting the 2005 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey took about 9 months, starting in October with refinements to the model we use and ending with publication of the subscriber reports in June.
How we gathered information for our survey:
How we evaluated the data we gathered:
We do not identify what people or what organizations participate in the Survey. We also do not identify who subscribes to the Survey.
The 2005 Socha-Gelbmann Electronic Discovery Survey is an independent survey conducted by two independent consultants, George Socha and Tom Gelbmann.
We are not affiliated with any provider or consumer of electronic discovery services or software. Although we always are open to suggestions about how to improve our survey, we do not allow any provider or consumer to participate in the construction of the model we use to gather and evaluate information about the electronic discovery market. We do not allow any provider or consumer to assist in gathering data, other than as interviewees or by completing spreadsheet files sent to them at their request. We also do not allow any provider or consumer to assist in evaluting the data we obtain or in preparing any of our reports.
The 2005 Survey is supported solely by subscriptions.
The discounted purchase price is $1,000. The Survey report is available as a PDF file.
To purchase a copy of the full survey or to find out more about the survey, please send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651.690.1739 (George) or 651.483.0022 (Tom).
The Survey is for internal usage only and not for redistribution.
George and Tom