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CS Disco IPO – $2.5B Market Cap from $30M 2020 Loss?

I am generally bullish on what I consider to be the undersized eDiscovery market. The $44 stock price spike after the CS Disco’s IPO equates to a $2.5B market capitalization. That is a 36X MULTIPLE of CS Disco’ s reported $68.4M 2020 revenue. Red flags pop up for me considering that CS Disco lost $29.8M in 2020 and $22.8M in 2019. According to the [...]

By |2021-07-23T12:23:30-05:00July 23rd, 2021|Platform, Provider, Essay|0 Comments

IPRO-ZyLAB: Further eDiscovery Consolidation

Yet another acquisition in the accelerating consolidation of the eDiscovery market space. In this case there is some functional overlap offset by clear differentiation in solution strengths. In my opinion, both players peaked early in the eDiscovery market and were being left behind until recently. Maybe the ParkerGale Capital money and guidance will forge a real competitor to the evolving Relativity-Reveal-Exterro battle royal.  For [...]

Use Any of These eDiscovery Platforms? Neil is Selling Your Info – Part 2

Note: This is just a quick follow up with the data aggregator's explanation of their opt-in sourcing and GDPR compliance. If you missed yesterday's installment in my ongoing curiosity research on how our personal contact information gets aggregated and sold, read it here to make sense of the reply below. My take is that once you 'opt-in' to any website with a thousand word [...]

By |2021-07-08T15:45:58-05:00July 8th, 2021|Essay|1 Comment

Use Any of These eDiscovery Platforms? Sofia is Selling Your Info

NOTE: This piece is a continuation of my adventures baiting those pesky data merchants hawking our PII to marketers with the audacity to send blasts of unsolicited emails packing our Inboxes. Last December I documented my attempts to understand who exactly was offering me your personal contact information. This latest solicitation (below) offered up qualified users of Relativity, Nuix and other well known eDiscovery [...]

By |2021-07-08T15:23:38-05:00July 7th, 2021|Essay|0 Comments

eDJ Brief: Exterro’s New Review Platform

A.I. driven review platforms seem to be a hot trend. First Reveal Data, followed by Relativity’s acquisition of Text IQ and now Exterro releasing a new review offering based on ‘deep learning’.  I always want to understand the tech and mythologies underlying solutions. Ajith Samuel and Bill Piwonka at Exterro were kind enough to walk me through Exterro’s investments in A.I. going back to [...]

By |2021-07-06T11:52:06-05:00July 6th, 2021|Provider, Platform, Analytics, Corporate, Essay, Firm, Analysis, Review|0 Comments

Nuix IPO – Autonomy Take Two?

Despite the recent drop in share prices ($11.86 down to $2.47), public ASIC investigations, executive departures and now AFP raids, I still believe that last November’s bully Nuix IPO was a signal of the world market’s appetite in legal technology. It would be a shame if the two largest eDiscovery transactions to date both proved to have cooked their books. For those of you [...]

Zapproved Placing Holds on Onna Slack Archives

Slack, Teams, Asana, Trello, Google Chat and other collaboration platform adoption has exploded in the pandemic driven remote work renaissance of 2020. Trading Platforms asserts that Teams daily active user count grew by over 93% since April 2020. 93%. Teams and other M365 sources can be preserved in place with some notable gaps. Onna is a cloud archiving player with a wide array of [...]

By |2021-06-29T12:21:17-05:00June 29th, 2021|News, Legal Holds, ESI Sources|0 Comments

Disappearing Teams Recordings/Transcripts?

Have your held Teams recordings or transcripts vanished after 21 days? There is an explanation, though I feel like I am stuck in an M365 eDiscovery issue rut. Really, I would like to be writing about more positive topics. This one popped up outside my usual eDiscovery testing while working with a new tech startup that heavily leverages recordings/transcripts for customer research, feature stories [...]

By |2021-06-24T15:05:20-05:00June 24th, 2021|Essay, Content Management, ESI Sources, Search|0 Comments

Value Perspective on Corporate eDiscovery

I spotted my friend Tony LaMacchia's picture in my morning media feeds and made a note to circle back to read the interview by Jeff Kruse and Cash Butler. Normally I would just pull a couple good excerpts in an eDJ News commentary. I had such a hard time remembering which of many feeds I had seen Tony’s smiling face in that it took [...]

Teams Collections Complications – MC261534

M365 Teams collections are already challenging corporate eDiscovery and provider teams with hidden SharePoint and OneDrive sites. Today’s Major Change Update Notification (MC261534 - reproduced at end for non-admins) covers the June-July roll out of Roadmap ID 81945 that dramatically expands custodian’s ability to associate existing/other Teams sites and automatically create private channel sites. More importantly, non-admin custodians are losing the ability to manually [...]

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