Though it can be dangerous to use absolutes, I’m comfortable asserting that everyone who uses a computer regularly in the course of their work spends a significant amount of time searching longer than they’d like to for information they need. Whether, it’s a document, an email, an image, or a blog post, you’ve had to look for things you thought you could locate immediately but couldn’t.
Several studies of “knowledge management” practices calculate the annual dollar value of the time a knowledge worker spends searching for information to be at least 10% of his or her salary. When you add up your payroll, you can see the impact quite dramatically.
That’s why I’ve previously recommended that all lawyers and support staff get, learn, and use the best search tool available. That tool is called X1. (www.x1.com). X1 is not only the leader in desktop and networked search, it’s the emerging leader in e-discovery search.
Pardon the jargon, but it’s truly a game changer and it’s extremely affordable. You can download a free trial copy. You’ll wonder how you worked without it. It will save you hundreds or thousands of hours within a few short years. (And no, that’s not hyperbole.)