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Investing in ALSPs? Axiom Announces Strategic Investment from the Permira Funds

The Permira funds’ investment will support Axiom as it pursues growth opportunities arising from clients’ increasing need for legal talent that is flexible yet integrated with the enterprise. Areas of likely support include further investment in Axiom’s technology platform, which helps to identify, match and engage companies with talent, and continued expansion of Axiom’s sales force to better meet the needs of current and potential clients, particularly within the Fortune 500. Permira will also leverage its international footprint to support Axiom’s continued expansion, through investment and business development, in the U.S. and globally.

Iron Mountain Expands into Colombia with BPO Acquisition

“With this acquisition we’re reaffirming our commitment to providing customers across the globe with leading solutions for storing, protecting and managing their information and assets,” said Ernest Cloutier, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Iron Mountain International. “This transaction is part of our strategy to scale our presence in Latin America where we have significant growth opportunities for our information management business.”

XDD Acquires Beyond IT Forensics

Bob Polus, XDD President and CEO states, “As the catalyst for most matters, forensic services are an integral part of our end-to-end service offering.  With existing XDD forensics offices in nine locations nationwide, bringing in the Beyond IT team expands our presence in the populous south-central US.   Coupled with their expertise in cybersecurity, Paul Price, Principal at Beyond IT, will lead the XDD Forensics team in providing exemplary services to clients nationwide.”

Not Discovery? Cloud Technology Leader Clio Receives $250 Million Investment from TCV and JMI

“Clio is committed to building the essential operating system for lawyers, one that focuses relentlessly on unlocking new efficiencies and entry points to legal services. This will allow legal professionals to easily deliver exceptional client experiences, increase their productivity, grow their firms, and make legal services more accessible. This investment from experienced growth software investors will accelerate our ability to realize this vision.”

Balancing the Science and Art of Marketing?

For companies that don’t sell everyday items, for example, it’s not as important for their brand to be top of mind for consumers. “Instead, I want to know that when our customer needs us, they recognize the brand and understand the services we provide,” said Jake Taylor, a marketing analyst at CORT. That’s why brand awareness can mean something different for every organization.

The Simplest Way to Talk About Location? An Answer in Three Words

what3words is a location technology company that is positioning itself as the simplest way to talk about location. The company is enabling people around the world to identify and share any precise location information using just three words. To do this, the company has taken the globe, divided it into a grid of 3m x 3m squares, and given each one of the 57 trillion squares a unique 3-word address. With a combination of its mapping app and traditional mapping providers, users can quickly identify current locations and their three-word address or find locations with just three words.

2019 Inc. 5000 eDiscovery Enablers

In 1982, Inc. began showcasing 500 of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States and publishing them as part of an Inc. 500 listing. Twenty-five years later the showcase list was expanded to include 5,000 companies and rechristened as the Inc. 5000. This year’s Inc. 5000 contains a variety of national businesses to include several leading eDiscovery enablers.

U.S. Leadership in AI: A Plan from NIST

“The federal government can help the U.S. maintain its leadership in AI by working closely with our experts in industry and academia, investing in research, and engaging with the international standards community,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director Walter G. Copan. “This plan provides a path to ensure the federal government supports AI standards that are flexible and inclusive—and suited for a world of rapidly changing technologies and applications.”

Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols: Fall 2019 Survey

The Predictive Coding Technologies and Protocols Survey is a non-scientific semi-annual survey designed to help provide a general understanding of the current application of predictive coding technologies, protocols, workflows, and uses by data discovery and legal discovery professionals.

As your opinion is essential in helping form a complete picture of the interest and impact of predictive coding in eDiscovery, please do take the time to complete this short, anonymized survey, as the results will help legal, business, and technology professionals in the eDiscovery ecosystem better understand the current use of predictive coding.