IBM Expands eDiscovery Offering

IBM Expands eDiscovery Offering

September 26, 2008: IBM has given its eDiscovery portfolio a boost, adding new conceptual search and content analysis software to speed legal case assessment and the search for evidence.

The company has announced eDiscovery Analyzer, a new search tool aimed at legal professionals looking to speed up the collection and assessment of evidence, find agreement on search terms and cull information.

Together with its recently announced IBM eDiscovery Manager, IBM says that eDiscovery Analyzer provides the foundation for an in-house eDiscovery platform, and enables organisations to be more proactive in controlling electronic information, and more agile in responding to litigation.

The company says the software can quickly identify and eliminate irrelevant and non-responsive e-mails to reduce case matter to a much smaller and relevant data set, while helping legal professionals gain early insight into a case, understand key facts, locate key pieces of evidence, identify key witnesses and communication threads, and form early case strategies.

It adds that Analyzer can flag, organise and prioritise documents for review, and preserve chain of custody information to ensure security, auditability and defensibility.

“Our clients are looking for a more effective way to collect, store, manage and retrieve their information,” said Ken Bisconti, vice president, product and strategy at IBM Enterprise Content Management. “This solution is built upon our complete ECM platform to provide a new approach to the process of eDiscovery.

“With the added capabilities of the new IBM eDiscovery Analyzer, organisations can now obtain detailed insight into discovered content early on in the process to help improve their legal strategy and reduce cost.”

IBM says that the solution will be available later this month.

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