If August went by as fast as you thought it did, don't waste any time this September making your eDiscovery plans.

In case you missed it, last month, the eDiscovery Planning & Decision Guide: Technology, Process & Policy was published.

Written by Robert F. Smallwood, industry expert and author of such reads as eDiscovery Readiness for Lawyers, Leveraging Microsoft SharePoint Services to Manage Electronic Records and Taming the Email Tiger, the eDiscovery Guide reviews market trends and covers 20 vendors in the industry.

eDiscovery Help is on the Way

The piece  also contains a complete eDiscovery project planning guide and detail on FRCP compliance, as well as additional resources to stay current on the EDD software marketplace and eDiscovery Best Practices.

The Guide is packed with information, but aims to help you (the scared, confused and wayward content manager) select an eDiscovery platform, prioritize your organization's information and ultimately understand what it is that you need.

Getting to Know eDiscovery

Sure, you need eDiscovery. But do you really know why you need it and what it can do for you? The Guide lays out the 10 Key Fundamental Requirements for eDiscovery Software, as well as the nuts and bolts, pros and cons, burdens and benefits of managing eDiscovery. The Guide offers "everything you wanted to know about eDiscovery but were afraid to ask," and then some.

By the time you finish all 64 pages of this detailed resource, you might be poised and ready to make confident decisions. Of course, information like this doesn't come cheap.

Online and paperback versions are available for US$ 245.00 and US$ 249.00 respectively. The price may sound a bit steep, but it all depends on how much you want to know about eDiscovery.