Friday, November 21, 2008

Océ Business Services Introduces Onsite Outsourced Discovery Management Service

New York, N.Y. (November 20, 2008) – Océ Business Services, Inc., a leader in document process management and electronic discovery, today introduced Océ Onsite Discovery Management, a comprehensive outsourced discovery management service that is located onsite at law firms and corporate legal departments. The discovery management service spans electronic discovery and paper evidence processing as well as litigation technology management.

Océ Onsite Discovery Management allows legal organizations to lower costs, access cutting edge technology, and focus more on their core business and less on operations management. Organizations can also more easily gain electronic discovery expertise and scale the resources they devote to discovery processes as litigation and regulatory demands change.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

earlyCASE SaaS eDiscovery Assessment Tool Ads NSF File Support

ATLANTA, GA (November 03, 2008) – Atlanta-based earlyCASE, an innovator in advanced early case assessment for Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and eDiscovery, today announced full support for Lotus Notes and IBM Domino email files (NSF’s) in its eDiscovery early case assessment software available as Software-as-a-Service “SaaS” from www.earlycase.com. earlyCASE is a SaaS web-based eDiscovery application which uses an on-demand deployment model (runs on your local PC) and analyzes the ESI that your computer can access without the data ever leaving your computer or network.

earlyCASE allows you to see and understand all of your data before it is processed for discovery. It supports multiple languages, extracts metadata, generates hash values, detects duplicates and creates a local inventory database of documents and emails. earlyCASE allows users to make informed discovery decisions and easily cut down the size of data sets through filter and culling rules before going into the discovery process and review.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Gartner: SaaS is Hot, Revenue Will Keep Rising

If you were worried about the present and future of SaaS — Gartner says don’t be. Worldwide Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) revenue in the enterprise application markets is going strong.

Gartner predicts it will surpass US$ 6.4 billion in 2008, a 27% increase from 2007 revenue. Moreover, the market is expected to more than double with SaaS revenue reaching US$ 14.8 billion in 2012.

Despite the slumping worldwide economy, the adoption of SaaS is growing and evolving in the enterprise markets. What’s happening you ask? The newbies are challenging the incumbents, SaaS popularity is increasing, and everyone is looking for ways to save money, so the interest for platform as a service grows.

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A few examples of Saas being offered in the area of online review in the litigation support field come from Lexbe, ImageDepot & CaseCentral.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Guidance Software and Protiviti Form Strategic Alliance

PASADENA, Calif., Oct 28, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Guidance Software Inc. (NASDAQ: GUID), The World Leader in Digital Investigations(TM), today announced it has formed a strategic alliance with Protiviti Inc., a global business consulting and internal audit firm. This global alliance provides a technology and consulting service solution that uniquely empowers organizations to manage their eDiscovery processes in-house and avoid costly outsourcing. The alliance combines Guidance Software's EnCase eDiscovery, which is the market-leading technology for the identification, search, collection, preservation and processing of electronically stored information, with Protiviti's strong expertise in risk and advisory services for eDiscovery and data governance.

Under this alliance, Protiviti leverages Guidance Software's EnCase eDiscovery software and the technology's new Pay-Per-Use capability. This enables companies to immediately realize the benefits of the technology through Protiviti's Discovery Risk Management team as the customer transitions to an in-house process or faces a pressing eDiscovery request or regulatory matter. Current plans call for more than 100 Protiviti professionals worldwide to be certified on EnCase eDiscovery as part of the first phase of the rollout.