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.”
“Our ExpoCom offers a guaranteed opportunity to renew relationships with far-flung friends and clients and to create new meaningful connections and brand awareness in the midst of our virtual pandemic world”, said Mary Mack, CISSP, CEO, and chief legal technologist at EDRM. “We are humbled and excited by the immediate support and enthusiasm of our partners and sponsors, like Hal Brooks and HaystackID and Doug Austin. Great partners make the magic happen for the entire community and we are very grateful.”
From predictive coding and artificial intelligence to antitrust investigations and malware, the August 2020 edition of the Five Great Reads on eDiscovery newsletter provides a selection of recent research, reports, and articles to update and inform legal, business, and information technology professionals in the eDiscovery ecosystem.
In this presentation, expert eDiscovery technologists and authorities will share information, insight, and proven best practices for planning and supporting time-sensitive pharmaceutical collections and reviews so Hatch-Waxman requirements are your ally and not your adversary on the road to legal and business success.
According to Johannes Stiehler, CEO of ayfie Group, in a July 7, 2020, announcement, “This is a great time for us to join the Merkur Market. While COVID-19 is obviously not over, we are definitely seeing business pick up in all areas. Our knowledge discovery product ayfie Locator was recently licensed to several large Norwegian law firms, while our eDiscovery tool ayfie Inspector is gaining traction in the US. As courts get back to work after the lock-down there, we are seeing revenue increase due to a rising number of transactions.”
The basic idea behind topic modeling, according to eDiscovery expert and author Herbert Roitblat, is that documents consist of words that are derived from some mixture of topics. The goal of eDiscovery, argues the author, is to get the information contained in a collection of documents, not to get the documents themselves. The documents are just a means to reach the information.
Published annually for the last six year’s, Ari Kaplan Advisors’ annual E-Discovery Unfiltered Survey is an informative report that provides actionable intelligence and insight for defensible decisions by legal, business, and information technology professionals on eDiscovery pricing patterns and preferences, projected investments, the impact of the cloud, outsourcing and remote review shifts, vendor selection criteria, and the need for international eDiscovery.
Based on the aggregate results of nineteen past eDiscovery Business Confidence Surveys, the following findings and charted overviews of responses to survey questions may be helpful for understanding the collective mindset of many industry experts regarding their confidence in the business of eDiscovery between early 2016 and today.
In the summer of 2020, 56% of respondents viewed budgetary constraints 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 highest rating for any business performance concern since the inception of the survey. This is also the eleventh time in nineteen surveys that the issue of budgetary constraints has been the top concern or tied for the top concern by survey respondents.
Given the relatively small number of Second Request opportunities when compared to the traditional opportunities for eDiscovery in support of audits, investigations, and litigation, claims of expertise and experience in this unique type of discovery may be difficult to assess without the context of the actual numbers of Second Requests made annually by the FTC and DOJ. Many providers may assert experience in conducting the tasks required in Second Requests. However, a significantly fewer number of providers may actually have experience in conducting those tasks as part of an actual Second Request case or matter.