Holding the Rudder? Fall 2020 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey Results

This is the twentieth quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey conducted by ComplexDiscovery. It is also the third time the survey has been conducted during the current pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to alter life as we know it. It also continues to alter the business landscape of everyone in the eDiscovery ecosystem. 2,272 individual responses have been received from legal, business, and technology professionals across the eDiscovery ecosystem since the inception of the survey. 83 respondents shared their opinions as part of the most recent survey.

Rampiva and the RYABI Group Merge

According to today’s announcement, the RYABI Group merger is Rampiva’s first acquisition event since its founding. The combined organization now has offices in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, and Australia. Additionally, with this merger, the RYABI Group’s founders will integrate with the Rampiva team, become active shareholders in the combined company, and transition to operating under the Rampiva brand.

Mitratech Acquires Acuity ELM

According to Mike Williams, CEO of Mitratech, “We came to the realization that smaller departments that haven’t yet adopted technology to manage documents, control legal spend, process claims, and otherwise streamline operations have fallen further behind the rest of the industry on the legal technology maturity curve. So we saw an incredible opportunity to help this underserved portion of the market, and Acuity ELM will help us do that.”

Veritas Acquires Globanet

“By integrating Globanet’s technology into our digital compliance portfolio, we’re making it simpler for Veritas customers to find and act on more of their data, no matter where it lives,” said Greg Hughes, CEO, Veritas. “Today’s announcement accelerates and strengthens our vision for the Veritas Enterprise Data Services Platform and improves its world-class compliance capabilities. No matter what communications and data management platform our customers use, we enable them to optimize and monitor all their content as it moves from backup to archive to discovery.”

Time for a Change? FTC Proposes Changes to HSR Act Premerger Notification Rules

The Federal Trade Commission, with the support of the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, recently proposed changes to the rules governing merger notification under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act). The revisions would require investment funds to report additional information and would exempt certain minority acquisitions from the reporting requirements, including acquisitions of 10% or less of an issuer’s voting securities by activist investors.

An eDiscovery Holiday Season Down Under? Macquarie Prepares Nuix for IPO

According to John Beveridge, writing for Small Caps, Macquarie holds a massive 65% of Nuix on its own balance sheet and looks set to make a massive profit compared to its original cost for the stake. Those who have attended investor roadshows for the float which were led by Nuix chief executive Rod Vawdrey, said the company has revenue for the year ending on June 30 above $176 million.

Festive or Restive? The Fall 2020 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey

Since January 2016, 2,189 individual responses to nineteen quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence surveys have been received from legal, business, and technology professionals across the eDiscovery ecosystem. This fall 2020 survey will provide important insight into the business confidence level of individuals working in the field of eDiscovery.

What is Kratt? A Vision and Concept for Artificial Intelligence in Estonia

Published originally on Independence Day in Estonia, the vision and concept paper “#KrattAI: The Next Stage of Digital Public Services in #eEstonia” highlights one country’s practical vision for how public services should digitally work in the age of artificial intelligence. Released by the Republic of Estonia GCIO Office and authored by the Government CIO, CDO, and CTO, the paper presents commentary and considerations for the problems, business challenges, and technological challenges involved integrating AI into public services. The vision and concepts shared may be useful for data discovery and legal discovery professionals as they consider plans, projects, and programs relating to the practical application of AI in their infrastructures and offerings.

A (Brand) New Approach? Considering the Framework and Structure of eDiscovery Offerings

Today’s eDiscovery providers may benefit from the lessons learned in the creation of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album by creating a concept for branding and packaging their offerings within that brand in a connected, theme-based way that represents the offerings’ promise and capability in a way that is easy to understand and remember. 

ayfie to Acquire Haive

According to Johannes Stiehler, CEO of ayfie Group AS, “This acquisition is a perfect fit for us because it will both extend our reach in one of our core geographies and strengthen our competence center in Oslo. By bringing together Haive’s and ayfie’s customer bases and market insights, we can deliver even more relevant solutions to both our clients.”

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