A survey of Global 1000 companies with revenue over $5 billion was conducted between October 2007 and March 2008. Benchmarking data was collected from corporations with revenue ranging from $5 billion to well over $150 billion in virtually all industry sectors, including: Biotechnology, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Energy, Financial Services, High Tech, Insurance, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical and Transportation sectors, with Energy and Financial Services comprising 50% of the total. The findings of the survey are published in a report titled: "Benchmark Survey on Prevailing Practices for Legal Holds in Global 1000 Companies."
The GCOC website reports that the survey "will highlight the changes in processes and technology within [the surveyed] companies, the impact of those changes on reducing risk and cost, and the methodologies used to issue legal holds, manage preservation, and conduct e-discovery." The Survey was produced by CGOC (www.cgoc.com), a community of corporate practitioners in retention, preservation and privacy, Huron Consulting (www.huronconsultinggroup.com) and was sponsored by PSS Systems (www.pss-systems.com), a legal hold software company. You can download a copy of the Survey here: http://tiny.cc/cuAPK.