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    A Running List: Top 100+ eDiscovery Providers

    A Running List: Top 100+ eDiscovery Providers

    Based on a compilation of research from analyst firms and industry expert reports in the electronic discovery arena, the following “Top 100+Provider” list provides a short listing that may be useful in the consideration of eDiscovery providers. This listing is taken primarily from eDiscovery provider mentions in selected key formal industry reports and surveys published between August 2011 and today.

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    Can ALM Keep Up with Law Blogs on WordPress? (Extract and Editor’s Note)

    Editor’s Note: As one who has followed and participated in both blogging and its use in communications since 2003 (and actually attended the first BloggerCon at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center), I think the following extract and link to the complete article by lawyer and social communications expert Kevin O’Keefe is very informative for anyone seeking to understand how to navigate efficiently through the communications channel of the legal industry to influence, inform, and entertain those practicing, supporting the practice, or interested in the practice of law. Blogging and social communications help democratize the sharing of news by removing inappropriate gatekeepers to sharing. Inappropriate gatekeepers are those who only allow entrants through their content distribution gates if they are considered worthy through financial (paid relationship), or recognition (accepted by the vocal minority of influencers) means, regardless of the value of the content being shared. I think there is a balance between journalist discipline, business benefit, peer review, and unfiltered blogging. And Kevin’s article provides some insight into that balance through the lens of publishing platform approaches.

    Extract from article by Kevin O’Keefe

    Blogging lawyers are often active on social media, including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Social media establishes trust and sources.

    Social media, person to person, moves news and commentary today. Unlike reporters at the New York Times and even a few at the ABA Journal, I am not seeing many ALM reporters actively [engage] me and others on Facebook and other social media.

    Legal moves slow. Lawyers hold on to what they’ve had in the past. Legal PR often looks for “earned media” versus more the more influential commentary that moves across blogs and social media. All pluses for ALM.

    The value of editors will of course be the rebuttal of some. But Facebook is the leading source of news for a growing number of people in the country, including the majority of millennials.

    News is what other people report and share. News is not defined by who is reporting.

    Blogs haven’t nailed curation yet. That’s coming though.

    The eDisclosure Systems Buyers Guide – 2017 Edition


    The eDisclosure Systems – Buyers Guide – 2017 Edition

    Authored by litigation support and eDisclosure expert Andrew Haslam, the eDisclosure Systems Buyers Guide – 2017 Edition provides an overview of key technology considerations, industry approaches and vendor capabilities regarding the discipline of eDisclosure (eDiscovery).  Covering topics from the EDRM Model to vendor service and software analysis, the guide provides a complete and credible resource for legal and IT professionals seeking to understand and apply eDisclosure (eDiscovery) concepts, processes, techniques, and tools.

    “The Guide has become an industry bible. The latest edition features 101 suppliers and 76 products, including ten new suppliers – although this is balanced out by the ten vendors who have left/been acquired, as well as three name changes. The 16 MB, 426 page PDF can be downloaded directly from the Legal IT Insider website.” LegalITInsider

    Provided below is a copy of the guide for online consideration.

    eDisclosureSystems-BuyersGuide2017

    The guide can be directly downloaded at:

    Additional considerations, comments, and commendations can he shared with the author at

    ©Andrew Haslam  2017

     

    Ipro Announces Investment from ParkerGale Capital

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    TEMPE, Ariz., April 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ipro Tech, a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions, announced today that it has received a substantial investment from technology private equity firm ParkerGale Capital.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    Ipro’s Automated Digital Discovery workflow platform (ADD) helps customers organize, process, review and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity. The revolutionary platform enables corporations, law firms, and litigation service providers to manage eDiscovery more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before.

    “Ipro fits our description of an ideal situation perfectly,” commented Ryan Milligan, Partner at ParkerGale.  “Our extensive market research shows that multiple customer segments are hungry for an alternate solution.  Ipro’s product offering is in a prime position to expand across those segments.  All credit goes to Kim Taylor, CEO, and the outstanding team he has assembled.  We look forward to working together.”

    “I’m excited to enter this next phase of growth and innovation at Ipro,” said Ipro President & CEO Kim Taylor.  “We’ve succeeded as a bootstrapped operation up until now and are thrilled about the prospect of new ownership with the resources and expertise ParkerGale brings to our Board.  Their acquisition is an affirmation that the {I-proclamation} journey we embarked on four years ago was the right course to navigate in delivering what our customers need.”


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    Can ALM Keep Up with Law Blogs on WordPress? (Extract and Editor's Note)
    Can ALM Keep Up with Law Blogs on WordPress? (Extract and Editor’s Note)

    Legal moves slow. Lawyers hold on to what they’ve had in the past. Legal PR often looks for “ear…

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    An Abridged Look at the Business of eDiscovery: A Short List of eDiscovery Investors
    An Abridged Look at the Business of eDiscovery: A Short List of eDiscovery Investors

    An abridged look at the business of eDiscovery investments through the lens of organizations that ha…

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    Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From Privacy to Peril
    Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery: From Privacy to Peril

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