ediscovery & Forensics

AccessData Corporation and CT Summation are to join forces and merge into a single company, AccessData Group, LLC. The new company will deliver an end-to-end eDiscovery software solution capable of addressing all phases of the litigation workflow.

What are the legal consequences of inadequate data retention in Australia? Dudley Kneller, a partner in the Middletons Technology group, takes an in-depth look at this burning issue.

KPMG has signed a deal with Nuix for electronic discovery software licenses to enhance its eDiscovery service offering.

Speech analytics technology specialist Aurix has announced the launch of hound-it, desktop discovery software is designed specifically for early case assessment, e-discovery and forensic data searches.

e.law Asia has unveiled a new Secure Dataroom software product; designed for collaboration on complex corporate transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.

Forensic search specialist Nuix has launched what it claims is the world’s only forensically defensible means of collecting all Electronically Stored Information (ESI) from Microsoft SharePoint sites, including dynamic content.

Clearwell Systems has prepared a list of the top five e-discovery landmines to avoid from an IT and storage perspective, meant to help IT personnel prepare for their emerging and vital role in bringing e-discovery in-house.

FTI Consulting has launched a new hosted or on-premise platform for dealing with ediscovery on Microsoft SharePoint data, FTI Harvester.Launched in the US and due to be available in Australia and New Zealand later this year, the software can be deployed behind the firewall with an on-site support team, or managed remotely working with local IT staff. FTI Harvester supports Microsoft SharePoint 2010 as well as earlier Microsoft SharePoint versions.

Guidance Software has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Tableau, LLC, a privately-held developer and manufacturer of computer forensic hardware for the law enforcement, legal and corporate communities, for $US12.3 million in cash

Tim LeeHealey is CEO of pioneering US forensic firm AccessData, which creates solutions that address criminal and internal investigations, ediscovery and information assurance. On a visit to Sydney to attend a seminar for forensic investigators, LeeHealy took some time out to discuss the status of digital investigation and ediscovery with IDM.