As for Symantec, of Mountain View, Calif., the e-discovery plans for this year include a custodian management application due by summer. There's also a plan to make Clearwell software run on what's known as virtualized servers which are software-defined sections of a server, separate from other applications running on the same machine so that different parts of the server could be used for production, review, or other applications without negatively impacting different processes. That plan is generally scheduled for the next 12 to 24 months, Dye said, as are plans to improve Clearwell's review system by changing the analytics and workflows, he said.
Another e-discovery company, iConect Development, of Reston, Va., recently integrated Content Analyst Co.'s analytics software into its own Xera review platform. The analytics piece was technologically separate until now. It will still be priced independently, starting at less than $3,00 for smaller cases of 30 to 60 gigabytes, Chief Business Development Officer Ian Campbell said.
Next, by summer, iConect is opening a programming interface so that customers and resellers can develop home-screen informational tiles, Campbell explained. The tiles could contain case data or external information, and developers could sell or give away their applications through a not-yet-launched website called DiscoveryBridge.org, he said.
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