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Got Equivio? A Quick Reference to Highlighted Relationships

Got Equivio? A Quick Reference to Highlighted Relationships

Founded in 2004, Equivio has become one of the world’s leading provider of text analysis software for information governance and eDiscovery. Currently they have generated increased interest based on the reported potential acquisition of the company by Microsoft. Provided in this post is a quick reference listing of select technology, governmental and commercial entities that are currently represented as part of Equivio’s installed base or have been mentioned between 2005 and today on the Equivio website in the form of a press release.


File Analysis for Information Management: New Market Guide From Gartner

File Analysis for Information Management: New Market Guide From Gartner

Published on September 23, 2014, the new Gartner Market Guide for File Analysis Software (G00262949) provides information technology and business professionals with information and insight into more efficient, less costly and less risky ways to manage what is generally regarded as unstructured data through the use of file analysis software.


Discovering the @Inc5000: A Look at 16 eDiscovery Enablers on the 2014 List

Discovering the @Inc5000: A Look at 16 eDiscovery Enablers on the 2014 List

Based on a website review of this year’s Inc. 5000, the following list provides a quick, non-all inclusive reference of some of the eDiscovery enablers that have been included in the 2014 list. The sortable list includes the provider’s name, 2014 Inc. 5000 ranking (#), three year revenue growth (%), 2013 revenue ($) and industry categorization.


Got Relativity? A Quick Reference to 100+ Hosting and Consulting Partners

Got Relativity? A Quick Reference to 100+ Hosting and Consulting Partners

Since its 2007 introduction, kCura’s Relativity product has become one of the world’s leading attorney review platforms. One of the elements of Relativity’s strong growth and marketplace acceptance has been kCura’s focus on and support of partnerships. Provided as a by-product of review platform research and presented in the form of a simple and sortable table is an aggregation of kCura Premium Hosting Partners and Consulting Partners.


An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup: 2013-2018 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

An eDiscovery Market Size Mashup:  2013-2018 Worldwide Software and Services Overview

Taken from a combination of public market sizing estimations as shared in leading electronic discovery reports, publications and posts over time, the following eDiscovery Market Size Mashup shares general worldwide market sizing considerations for both the software and service areas of the electronic discovery market for the years between 2013 and 2018.


Four Years of Magic: The Gartner Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software

Four Years of Magic: The Gartner Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software

Published annually by Gartner, the Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software is a concise research report that highlights key market developments and dynamics in the field of eDiscovery and provides an comparative evaluation of leading eDiscovery software vendors. An aggregation from public domain sources of eDiscovery vendors who have been selected and evaluated as part of the annual Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software since 2011 is provided for your review and consideration.


The Operational Center of Gravity of eDiscovery Providers: A Look at 130+ Vendors

The Operational Center of Gravity of eDiscovery Providers: A Look at 130+ Vendors

With a desire to increase the understanding of those considering engaging with eDiscovery vendors, provided is a simple subjective analysis of the operational center of gravity for approximately 130 providers.


Got Information Governance? A Short List of Enablers

Got Information Governance? A Short List of Enablers

Based on a compilation of research from analyst firms and industry expert reports in the information governance arena, the following short list of enablers highlights companies and firms that may be useful in the consideration of information governance products and services.


Information Governance and eDiscovery: How Does Your Vendor Deal With Non-Textual Files?

Information Governance and eDiscovery: How Does Your Vendor Deal With Non-Textual Files?

Good vendors share what they know they see. Great vendors share what they may not see so you can make informed decisions as to risk and exposure.


101+ eDiscovery Resources: An Abridged Overview (Updated)

101+ eDiscovery Resources: An Abridged Overview (Updated)

Designed to provide a salient starting point for individuals seeking information related to the field of eDiscovery, this abridged overview of eDiscovery resources provides readers with a non-comprehensive listing of key industry informational resources.


Three Decision Drivers in eDiscovery Sourcing: Cost, Time and Complexity

Three Decision Drivers in eDiscovery Sourcing:  Cost, Time and Complexity

Balancing the business drivers of cost, time, and complexity in the conduct of electronic discovery continues to be one of the greatest challenges faced by electronic discovery practitioners today.


13 Years of eDiscovery – A Quick Merger, Acquisition and Investment Update

13 Years of eDiscovery - A Quick Merger, Acquisition and Investment Update

Provided as a non-comprehensive overview of over 100 key and publicly announced eDiscovery related mergers, acquisitions and investments since 2001, the following listing highlights key industry activities through the lens of announcement date, acquired company, acquiring or investing company and acquisition amount (if known).


Technology-Assisted Review: From Expert Explanations to Mainstream Mentions

Technology-Assisted Review: From Expert Explanations to Mainstream Mentions

Beginning in early 2012 the topic of Technology-Assisted Review moved from expert-led explanations to mainstream mentions in legal community articles, opinions, surveys and reports. Provided for your research, review and consideration are a compilation of key headlines and links from online sources on the topic of Technology-Assisted Review from February, 2012, until now.


A List from Lists: 20+ Legal Management Vendors

A List from Lists: 20+ Legal Management Vendors

Based on a compilation of research from analyst firms and industry expert reports in the legal management arena, the following “20+ Vendor” list provides a short listing that may be useful in the consideration of legal management vendors.


A List from Lists: 100+ Electronic Discovery Providers

A List from Lists: 100+ Electronic Discovery Providers

Based on a compilation of research from analyst firms and industry expert reports in the electronic discovery arena, the following “100+ Provider” list provides a short listing that may be useful in the consideration of electronic discovery providers.


eDiscovery Vendor Viability: Comparisons Beyond Technology and Talent

eDiscovery Vendor Viability: Comparisons Beyond Technology and Talent

eDiscovery is rife with risk. Multiple parties, multiple jurisdictions, multiple ESI formats, multiple technologies and multiple vendors are all elements that can contribute to potential risk in an eDiscovery matter. With the prevalence of risk in eDiscovery, it is important that eDiscovery decision makers fully consider vendor viability during the vendor selection process.


A Basic eDiscovery Framework: One Way To Align Three Differing Approaches

A Basic eDiscovery Framework: One Way To Align Three Differing Approaches

The Basic eDiscovery Offering Framework is designed to help eDiscovery professionals cohesively consider how to share and compare service and product information as it relates to the conduct of eDiscovery regardless of the steps, model or best practices used by practitioners.


Considering eDiscovery Providers: Competencies, Attributes and Distribution Frameworks

Considering eDiscovery Providers: Competencies, Attributes and Distribution Frameworks

Comparing and contrasting eDiscovery providers is a daunting task when one considers the multiple stages of eDiscovery, the many providers of eDiscovery offerings, and the fact that most provider comparisons today are based on solely on stage (EDRM¹) or feature/function capabilities.


Social Media Archiving and Collection for eDiscovery?

Social Media Archiving and Collection for eDiscovery?

Based on a short website survey of leading eDiscovery and/or enterprise archiving technology providers, the following list provides a quick, non-all inclusive working reference of firms that appear to have developed social media archiving and/or collection technology that may be useful in the conduct of eDiscovery.


Contribution, Conceit and Crying: Considering the Perceived Value of Tweets

Contribution, Conceit and Crying:  Considering the Perceived Value of Tweets

“Conventional wisdom exists around these questions [of what content do Twitter users value and why are some tweets valued more than others], but to our knowledge this is the first work to rigorously examine whether the commonly held truths are accurate.” Authors – Paul Andre (Carnegie Mellon University), Michael Bernstein (MIT) and Kurt Luther (Georgia Institute of Technology).


Subjective Requirements?

Subjective Requirements?

Even with the current maturation of electronic discovery solutions (i.e. technology is far from mature), there are still many situations where pure customer service makes the difference between an organization’s ability to meet or not meet client needs. With that being said, truly subjective client service requirements may be very difficult to specify. In fact beyond service level agreements, timeline requirements, project management processes, and work product specifications, many vendors are at a loss when seeking to address the implied but all too real needs of the client.