Thursday, March 19, 2009

Iron Mountain Planning Investments in E-Discovery

BANGALORE (Reuters) - Iron Mountain Inc (IRM.N), which provides information protection and storage services, is eyeing firms with expertise in electronic discovery as it plans to expand in the fast-growing litigation support services market.

"It is an area we intend to invest very aggressively," Chief Executive Bob Brennan told Reuters in an interview.

E-discovery helps firms gather, restore, search, organize and deliver electronic data for using it as evidence in litigation, internal investigations and regulatory inquiries.

An increasingly litigious society, a growing number of federal, state and industry regulations, and the requirement for more information are the key trends helping e-discovery to grow, Brennan said.

"We believe it will be quite a large market opportunity for us for a long time," said Brennan.

Boston, Massachusetts-based Iron Mountain entered the e-discovery market in 2007 by acquiring privately held Stratify. In 2008, revenue from the unit rose more than 30 percent.

Friday, March 13, 2009

iDiscovery Solutions Acquires iFramework

March 12, 2009 -- Intelligent Discovery Solutions, Inc. (iDS), announced today, effective December 31, the acquisition of iFramework, an innovative litigation support software company. iFramework's tools are used by litigation support departments of large law firms and corporate legal departments around the country.

According to CEO, Dan Regard, "Our corporate and law firm clients have repeatedly told us that project management, not data processing technology, is their greatest concern. iFramework meets that need and compliments the consulting and expert services that iDS is known for. Better yet, it is a technology that we can train, or that they can modify themselves."

The technology embodied in iFramework is proven, repeatable, and shareable. "With iFramework, iDS finally provides litigation support teams with the only tool specifically customized for the efficient and effective execution of electronic discovery projects. We are finally enabling companies to truly, "Do-it themselves."

"We are excited about the opportunity to merge with iDS," said John Rowley, President of iFramework and now Director with iDS. "iFramework has made significant strides over recent years in transforming ourselves into an organization that is squarely focused on creating easy-to-use software tools that meet the needs of our litigation support clients. In addition, the acquisition will increase our capacity to deliver even more innovative and client-focused tools to our litigation support clients."

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

RVM Acquires G-9 Technologies Forensic Practice

New York, NY- March 9, 2009 -- The acquisition of G-9 Technologies forensic practice allows RVM to provide complete, end-to end discovery services to RVM's clients. Certified computer forensic engineer, Greg Cancilla,leads the RVM forensic team.

Mr. Cancilla, the former president of G-9 Technologies, was frequently retained by Am Law 100 law firms, Fortune 500 companies and entities within the European Union with matters before the Federal Courts, Department of Justice, Federal Trade Commission and the Security and Exchange Commission. Mr. Cancilla has forensically collected and analyzed data in the United States, Europe and Asia. Additionally, Mr. Cancilla has collected and analyzed data in accordance with the Federal Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") and the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act ("HSR Second Request").

"We are excited about the acquisition of G-9 Technologies," said Vinnie Brunetti, CEO of RVM. RVM will now offer its clients a complete solution from early case assessment through production. G-9's team of highly skilled data professionals, possessing years of experience in data collection and harvesting is a tremendous addition to RVM's already talented team.

The team at G-9 Technologies is experienced in preservation, identification, extraction, documentation and interpretation of computer data using computer forensic tools.

About RVM, Inc.
RVM provides legal technology consulting, data forensics and litigation support services. Its team of experts, including industry savvy consultants, top-flight project managers and seasoned support personnel, assist law firms and corporations with their most demanding discovery and edata processing assignments. Paired with its proprietary e-data processing software, RVM delivers consistent, repeatable, and defensible results on time and under budget.
To learn more about RVM, call 1-800-525-7915 or visit www.rvminc.com