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FTI Consulting Inc., a global business and legal advisory firm, launched version 8.3 of its Ringtail e-discovery software. You can now access and manage Ringtail in a private cloud called "Ringtail Software as a Service." The new version supports improved workflow processes and software tools to facilitate document review and follows FTI's October 12, 2013, announcement to supply predictive coding analytics.
Ringtail includes case management and document review software along with data analytics and visual review tools such as Data Mapper. With the new SaaS offering, FTI' e-discovery software can now be used on-premise in a do-it-yourself model and from outsourced SaaS in a "do-it-for-me" managed service model.
New Ringtail workflows combine all metadata for a project, said JR Jenkins, director of product marketing at FTI Consulting. Other improvements include automating of quality control, improving the speed of content clustering, and new rules to automatically move a project to its next phase, added Jenkins. Ringtail will continue to use the Quick View Plus viewer.
Joel Jacob, principal product manager at FTI Technology, said Ringtail's SaaS initiative aims to bring together client data in an "optimized Ringtail POD," where POD is a private, on-demand environment, he added. PODs will use virutal machine sizing based on resource use and dynamic storage service plans based on storage requirements. FTI's Ringtail private cloud will be delivered from a new data center in Virginia with disk-to-disk backups and disaster recovery services, according to Jacob.
Jacob and Jenkins agreed that Ringtail's Saas model will be a good migration path for customers wishing to upgrade from version 7 to 8 without incurring additional infrastructure costs.
Press release. For more information, see FTI Consulting in the LegalTech New York exhibit hall: 2110.
Attorney Sean Doherty is LTN's technology editor.