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Shopping for Solutions? New Investments in Reynen Court

The Reynen Court platform combines a solution store for legal technology along with a powerful control panel that makes it easy for law firms and legal departments to run cloud-based applications either on-premise or within virtual private clouds, thus enabling firms to access modern cloud-based solutions without sacrificing security or stability. The platform also enables firms to manage software subscriptions and provides usage monitoring and advanced application-specific metrics to aid in better predictability of IT software and infrastructure maintenance and expenditure.

Mindcrest Acquired by Law Firm DWF

According to Ganesh Natarajan, CEO at Mindcrest, “We are excited to become part of the DWF family. As one of the oldest legal services companies, Mindcrest has established a reputation for high quality and exceptional client service. This will be enhanced with DWF Mindcrest, bringing the right talent, technology, and processes coupled with strong project management to develop innovative integrated solutions for our clients across the globe.”

A 2020 Look at eDiscovery Review: Task, Spend, and Cost Data Points

Based on the complexity of data and legal discovery, it is a continual challenge to understand the relationships, opportunities, and costs of specific eDiscovery tasks. With this challenge in mind and to provide information and context for discussions about the eDiscovery task of review, the following updated review-centric task, spend, and cost data points may be beneficial for legal, business, and IT professionals considering the economics of eDiscovery.

From Hollerith to Holocaust? The Impact of Technology and Privacy

On this International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, it is not only important to compassionately contemplate the past, but is also important to cautiously consider the future through the lens of the events and enablers that contributed to the identification and extermination of millions of people. One of these enablers was technology.

Securing the Cloud? Guidance from the NSA on Mitigating Cloud Vulnerabilities

According to the National Security Agency, managing risk in the cloud requires that customers fully consider exposure to threats and vulnerabilities, not only during procurement but also as an on-going process. Clouds can provide a number of security advantages over traditional, on-premises technology, such as the ability to thoroughly automate security-relevant processes, including threat and incident response. With careful implementation and management, cloud capabilities can minimize risks associated with cloud adoption, and empower customers to take advantage of cloud security enhancements.

Five Great Reads on Data Discovery and Legal Discovery for January 2020

From business confidence to deep truths about deepfakes, the January 2020 edition of the Five Great Reads on Data Discovery and Legal Discovery newsletter provides a selection of recent and relevant articles and research shared to update legal, information technology, and business professionals on the art and science of eDiscovery.

An Obvious and Immediate Concern? The Impact of Increasing Types of Data on the Business of eDiscovery

In the winter of 2020, 25.3% of respondents to the quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey viewed increasing data types as potentially having the greatest business impact on their business in the next six months. This percentage is the highest of all concerns represented in the survey and also is the third time in seventeen surveys that this issue has been rated as the top concern by eDiscovery professionals. This is also the highest percentage of survey respondents viewing increasing types of data as a top concern since the inception of the survey.

Challenged by Privacy? The NIST Privacy Framework

The NIST Privacy Framework is a voluntary tool intended to help organizations identify and manage privacy risk to build innovative products and services while protecting individuals’ privacy.

eDiscovery Business Kinetics: A Look at Operational Metrics in the Winter of 2020

In the winter of 2020, 124 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey participants chose to answer at least one of the optional business operational metric survey questions in the quarterly survey. Almost 35% (34.7%) of survey respondents reported Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR) as increasing in the winter of 2020. This is a solid increase from approximately 25% (24.8.%) reporting MRR as increasing in the fall of 2019.