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eDiscovery Technology Provider Everlaw Raises $62M

“Everlaw is changing the way legal teams uncover the truth buried in mountains of data and documents,” said Steven Sinofsky, board partner at Andreessen Horowitz. “Everlaw has already established itself as a leader in the $11 billion ediscovery market, and promises to make a lasting impact defining modern work solutions for litigators.”

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Remote Possibilities? Social Distancing and the Magnification of Marketing

Organizations that are appropriately staffed, skilled, and resourced in the marketing function during times of social distancing and congregate setting restrictions may experience less revenue generation continuity challenges based on unforeseen events and incidents than organizations that have selectively neglected this crucial area.

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OpenText Buys Secure Information Exchange and Unified Communications Leader XMedius

“We welcome XMedius’s customers, strong partner network and employees to OpenText,” said Mark J. Barrenechea, OpenText CEO & CTO. “The acquisition reaffirms our commitment to Montreal, already a strategic hub for our analytics and AI development teams. Together, we will bring leading cloud and hybrid solutions to enterprises and small to mid-sized businesses.”

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Ransomware, Ryuk, and Risk: Beginning to Understand the Epic Attack on Epiq

According to Shyam Oza, Director of Product Management at Spanning, “The best way to protect your business from Ryuk is to avoid it. Avoidance comes when employees are educated in the matters of ransomware. Some employees do not receive the training, some do, and some know it all too well. Yet, human errors seem to be responsible for 90% of data breaches. Clearly, this tactic is not working.”

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An Epiq Ransomware Attack Hits Legal Services Industry Leader

Epiq, a global leader in the legal services industry, today shared that it has taken its systems offline globally to contain the threat of a confirmed ransomware attack. The timeline for the online restoration of the systems remains unclear at the current time.

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eDiscovery Business Continuity: Considerations for Remote Work

Author William Arruda highlights in a recent Forbes article that as the number of people infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) approaches a hundred thousand, and the death toll rises, companies that have been reluctant to allow their workforce to skip the office are now having to weigh workplace risks in a way they never imagined and confront the reality that productivity could take a massive dip if just one infected employee came to work. Already, some companies are getting out in front of the impending pandemic by promoting remote work.

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Enabling Remote eDiscovery? A Snapshot of DaaS

Desktop as a Service (DaaS) providers are becoming important contributors to eDiscovery technology solutions as they allow for the deployment of virtualized desktop experiences delivered to end users on demand from remotely hosted locations. While the providers enabling the delivery of these virtualized environments to those in the eDiscovery ecosystem are typically not called out in the descriptions of the solutions they enable, understanding who those providers are is becoming increasingly important for those sourcing eDiscovery solutions for remote users as the underlying attributes and enhancements the providers deliver form the basis for comparing and contrasting the differences in DaaS-delivered capabilities from eDiscovery providers.

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TCDI Receives Private Equity Investment from Trivest Partners

“We are excited to partner with TCDI and Bill Johnson to accelerate TCDI’s solid foundation and impressive track record of innovation and client retention. Trivest will assist the leadership team with an aggressive but thoughtful add-on acquisition program aimed at increasing the Company’s size, scale, presence, and capabilities in the coming years,” shared Jamie Elias, Partner at Trivest.

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A Model for Interoperability? Open Cybersecurity Alliance Unveils First Open Source Language to Connect Security Tools

Governed under the auspices of OASIS, which offers projects a path to standardization and de jure approval for reference in international policy and procurement, the Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA) has announced the availability of the first open-source language for connecting cybersecurity tools through a common messaging framework, OpenDXL Ontology. Given the challenges of interoperability in the field of eDiscovery, data discovery and legal discovery professionals may benefit from this example of coordination, collaboration, and standardization.