Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Equivalent DATA and The MedLeh Group Merge

HOUSTON, July 30, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Medrano & Lehane Holdings announced today their legal document services provider, The MedLeh Group, will merge with their electronic discovery software and services company, Equivalent DATA. The integrated business will operate under the name Equivalent DATA and will emerge as a comprehensive e-discovery provider.

The merger brings The MedLeh Group's best-in-class service to Equivalent DATA's advanced e-discovery technology, NeedleFinder(R). Combined, the company provides a wider array of products and services to meet the ever-growing demand for electronic discovery. The new Equivalent DATA offers in-house installations of their proprietary software NeedleFinder(R), as well as e-discovery outsourcing services, pre-discovery consulting, data collection, computer forensics, expert testimony, attorney review, hosting, and paper discovery services such as imaging and photocopying. Their fully redundant datacenter, the Solution Center, is a LEED(R)-Silver certified building, and it incorporates the latest advancements in technology, security, power, and sustainability.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Interwoven to Acquire eDiscovery Innovator Discovery Mining, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., — July 24, 2008 — Interwoven, Inc. (NASDAQ: IWOV), a global leader in content management solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Discovery Mining, Inc., a leading eDiscovery provider to professional services firms and corporations. Discovery Mining significantly streamlines and simplifies the discovery phase of litigation and investigations with a software-as-a-service solution for processing, reviewing and producing massive volumes of electronic data.

Under the terms of the agreement between Discovery Mining and Interwoven, Interwoven will pay approximately $36 million in cash for all outstanding shares of Discovery Mining and vested stock options, and assume certain existing employee stock options.

“Interwoven has a rich heritage helping the world’s leading professional services firms tackle their most complex and pressing information management challenges,” said Joe Cowan, CEO at Interwoven. “The acquisition of Discovery Mining is consistent with that focus, as eDiscovery has become an absolutely vital – yet challenging – component of the litigation process. We look forward to adding Discovery Mining’s innovative eDiscovery service to our set of market-leading solutions we offer to over 1,700 organizations around the world. We plan to leverage our market experience to bring leadership to what is today a fragmented market for eDiscovery.”

The acquisition of Discovery Mining extends Interwoven’s offering – the legal industry’s de-facto standard for organizing, finding, and governing matter content – by adding a service for managing eDiscovery. Most organizations do not have the infrastructure to handle large volumes of information, and are turning to companies like Discovery Mining to manage the eDiscovery process for them. According to a recent report by Forrester Research, Inc., the North American eDiscovery market, which in 2006 was $1.45 billion, will grow to almost $4.89 billion by 2011 – an increase of 238 percent in five years.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Integreon Launches "Doctane," an Integrated Managed Discovery Solution

LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2008 – Integreon Managed Solutions, Inc., the global leader in integrated Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO), today announced the launch of “Doctane”, a complete discovery management solution, which simplifies litigation project management, reduces the total cost of litigation and improves the predictability of litigation expense budgets.

Doctane offers a full suite of discovery services which can be integrated or selected as stand-alone components, at a fixed price per document including: Discovery Management Consulting; Data Collection, Processing, Analysis and Early Case Assessment; Data Hosting; Document Review and Production. Doctane is operated entirely in-house by Integreon, so clients benefit from the “one stop” convenience of managing all their discovery requirements with a single service provider.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Kazeon and Zeh Software Form a Reseller Relationship

Mountain View, Calif. --- July 15, 2008 --- Kazeon Systems, Inc., a leading provider of intelligent eDiscovery solutions, today announced a reseller partnership with Zeh Software Inc., a worldwide leader in network printing solutions, montage, and image publishing for the oil, gas, GIS and MCAD industries. Kazeon's Information Access Platform will be used by Zeh's customers to intelligently Discover, Search, Classify and take Action upon all their electronically stored information (ESI). Kazeon's technology streamlines eDiscovery tasks including early case assessment, analytics, processing and preservation of ESI – greatly reducing the overall cost and risk associated with legal discovery while helping organizations comply with corporate or governmental mandates such as the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) and the new Canadian National Instrument (NI) 31-103 guidelines.

FRCP requirements have forced legal professionals to shorten the time it takes to produce relevant information for eDiscovery and to identify relevant and sensitive data residing on a company's network. As a result, Zeh's customers' legal teams in the oil and gas industry worldwide are now required to sift through enormous volumes of ESI across the enterprise and across various data sources including desktops, email and PST content. Kazeon provides Zeh's customers with defensible and auditable proactive and reactive eDiscovery capabilities through Kazeon's ability to automate in-house eDiscovery functions, from collection through processing, analysis and review.