ediscovery & Forensics

Nuix has integrated its eDiscovery technologies with Dropbox for Business, enabling users to perform processing, search, analysis, and review against data in the Dropbox cloud.

Nuix has announced version 6.2 of its unstructured data product suite adding new features and capabilities across the Nuix Engine, Nuix’s eDiscovery and Investigator products, collection technologies, and Director and Web Review & Analytics web applications.

Sherpa Software has added an eDiscovery module to its Altitude IG information governance solutions solution. The new module is built specifically for in-house teams to help manage legal hold notification, search and collection for legal discovery requests, compliance requirements or internal investigations.

In 2010, “predictive coding” or “computer-assisted review” was considered the next big thing in ediscovery, destined to replace linear review and keyword searching as the predominant methodology during document review. Fast forward 5 years and where are we? Has the “next big thing” arrived?

ZL Technologies has announced the availability of version 8.0.1 of its ZL Unified Archive, a  single-platform approach to archiving, eDiscovery, compliance and supervision, records management, and storage requirements designed to add leverage in analytics. ZL says UA's approach to consolidating data resources into an aggregated pool of single data copies provides a revolutionary foundation for application of unstructured analytics within the living business environment. It says while competing solutions create or attempt to integrate disparate "silos" of data, ZL UA takes a unified approach by eliminating siloed architecture and ensuring that only one data copy is stored, retention policies are coordinated, and one consistent search is performed.

Office365 is set to offer enhanced e-discovery and information governance capabilities with the addition of machine learning technology from US startup Equivio, following its acquisition by Microsoft for an undisclosed sum.

The adoption of predictive coding, the continued proliferation of data on personal devices and cybersecurity concerns were among the biggest trends impacting the ediscovery industry in 2014, according to a year-end survey from ediscovery products and services provider Kroll Ontrack. The trends underscore how Big Data is driving the evolution of the practice of law.

Handshake Software has launched a new product that converts documents and other files from legacy document management systems such as HP iManage, OpenText eDOCS, file shares and others to Microsoft SharePoint, both on premise and online with Office 365.  

Guidance Software has announced its Tableau TD2u Forensic Duplicator is able to image digital storage devices at speeds in excess of 15 gigabytes per minute while concurrently generating MD5 and SHA-1 hashes.

A free tool designed to help organisations measure and improve their ediscovery processes has been released by the standards group EDRM.