As most documents begin life as digital records, the world may no longer need software to scan and convert paper to digital formats. But Nuance, maker of the new OmniPage 18, believes otherwise. Writer Jason Krause looks at the latest release of OmniPage, which includes a number of new features designed to manage legal documents and e-discovery.
A growing number of lawyers are using encryption to safeguard data, John Edwards observes. While access controls such as strong passwords remain a first line of defense, only encryption protects documents from intruders who gain entry to a computer. While no encryption scheme is unbreakable, today's algorithms come close to being impenetrable -- and are easy to use.
A new iPad App developed by Discovery Document Technologies, called idocument Review, works as a first-pass review tool on the Apple iPad. Consultant Ted Brooks steps through the use of the tool as a value-added offering from DDT and finds some benefits and burdens of using the application on a tablet.
ZL Technologies, a provider of e-discovery, records management, and archiving software for law firms and corporations, has taken the company's on-premise Unified Archive software and, together with Sunguard Availability Services, made it available from the cloud in a software-as-a-service model.
Clearwell Systems, the manufacturer of the E-Discovery Platform, announced enhancements to its Identification and Collection module, which include the ability to search multiple IT resources using keywords. This new federated search aims to query existing third-party indexes to content stored on premise or in a hosted, aka cloud, environment.
kCura, maker of the Relativity review platform and the Method legal hold application, released the latest version of Relativity 7 today. Since most of the 40,000 people using kCura in a month are engaged in document review, says kCura President and CEOAndrew Sieja, the new review platform aims to go "back to the reviewer" with new improvements in document viewing and coding, as well as new tools for case managers to build custom applications and workspaces.
Many organizations have learned to preserve forms of electronic data like e-mail for litigation, but websites and social media content can be an archival problem when it comes to e-discovery and compliance. Enter Nextpoint, a trial support software and services provider, whose Cloud Preservation product creates an archive of content from cloud-based resources like websites, blogs, and Facebook.
Exterro added Zeta, a data management tool, to its Fusion platform, which already includes a workflow engine, collaboration framework, and an ESI vault, as well as software modules for data mapping, legal hold, and workflow management. Zeta adds the ability to analyze data relevant to litigation or an investigation, more commonly known as early case assessment, and then cull and collect the information and place it in a storage container.