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eDJBrief: Reveal

Reveal keeps making the eDiscovery news, so I did a briefing with Jay Leib and George Socha to get up to speed on their overall go to market strategy. Most eDiscovery providers fall into a couple well known buckets that force them to grow, evolve or fade away. Like most players, Reveal started as a service provider focused on hosting large litigation matters.(see Reveal [...]

By |2020-11-16T11:07:05-06:00November 12th, 2020|Platform, Provider, Analytics, Essay, Analysis, Review, Purchase, Search|0 Comments

eDJBrief: Agnes Intelligence

When kCura acquired Content Analyst in 2016, I was concerned that left only two analytic engines with significant market share. I should have realized that others would see opportunity and rush to fill the void. Agnes Intelligence was founded in 2018 from John Snyder’s NY trial litigation firm. It is not surprising that the user interface and functionality focus on trial prep and triaging [...]

By |2020-11-08T13:23:01-06:00November 8th, 2020|Provider, Analytics, Investigation, Essay, Analysis, Search|0 Comments

How to Read a Rebranding

Normally I do not cover the cascade of rebrandings that force me to research RFP responses and briefing requests. However, I recently called a peer’s prospective new brand an ‘ugly baby’ because customers would not be able to understand their core product/service from their name. While I feel a bit guilty about raining on his clever verbal parade, it made me think hard about [...]

By |2020-10-27T10:56:11-05:00October 27th, 2020|Provider, News|1 Comment

New Partnership – Kind of Like the Old Partnership

Expanded access to analytics sounds like a positive. My question is how that stacks up in functionality and pricing to RelativityOne? I have received complaints from clients and peers that Epiq’s massive Relativity infrastructure lags the RelativityOne release cycle. Epiq customers are still being billed for analytics that are free for RelOne customers. The wording on this announcement makes me assume that customers will [...]

By |2020-10-27T10:20:02-05:00October 27th, 2020|Provider, Analytics, News, Analysis, Purchase|0 Comments

eDJ Brief: Binfer.com – What is your Deliver SLA?

I had a good briefing with Binfer’s head of sales, Nate Van Drunen, earlier this week. Binfer.com provides secured (AES 256) direct transfer of large files. I have spent this week back in the client trenches subbing in for a lit support manager. That has been a timely reminder of the transferring ever larger collections to providers and firms. Really savvy techs can navigate [...]

The Money Behind eDiscovery Investors

Several headlines and familiar names caught my eye as I skimmed my weekend feed. The founder of Vista Equity Partners (Robert F. Smith) announced a $140M settlement with the DOJ and the IRS while his long term Texas business partner Robert T. Brockman was charged with evading $2 billion in taxes, the ‘largest-ever’ tax fraud case to date. Vista’s co-founder Brian Sheth is said [...]

By |2020-10-19T17:42:09-05:00October 19th, 2020|Platform, Provider, Essay, Legal Holds, Matter Management|0 Comments

Hardware and AI Partnership Translated

This one took me a while and two websites to figure out exactly what was being sold. I highly encourage tech marketing execs pitching to a legal audience to re-examine their messaging to GET TO THE POINT. I understood that this was a partnership announcement between an AI company and a legal tech company. It took a while to figure out that George Jon [...]

By |2020-10-13T13:35:41-05:00October 13th, 2020|Provider, Analytics, News, Architecture|0 Comments

Is Categorization the Key to Cleaning Your Data Garage?

Way back in 2006 I was part of the Symantec team evaluating the Orchestria classification engine for a potential acquisition (CA later bought them). While the security folks were all focused on DLP, I wanted to use Symantec’s anti-virus root kit to classify unstructured files on local and network shares. They were my nemesis in my prior corporate litsupport director role. As Autonomy found [...]

How Will the Pandemic Change the Legal Tech Market?

KLDiscovery Inc.’s announcement of a roughly 18% drop in revenue for Q2 2020 is actually less than I expected. They also managed to cut operating expenses by 15.8% (which translates to a loss of people and office space). There are few publicly owned eDiscovery corporations. The majority privately owned companies tend to conceal their financial health unless they are actively soliciting a round of [...]

By |2020-08-18T12:45:30-05:00August 18th, 2020|Provider, Essay, Corporate, Firm, Matter Management, Services, Purchase|1 Comment

Free Consultations? Good Karma is Its Own Reward

I have always done free ‘good karma’ calls for former or future clients. I am happy to share off-the-cuff knowledge, contact info or resource links without any expectations. I can see why an attorney would hesitate to provide legal advice without a formal relationship. I frequently run into questions that would require my time and effort to understand their infrastructure, policies, user practices, etc. [...]

By |2020-08-12T15:23:21-05:00August 12th, 2020|Provider, News, Firm|1 Comment
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