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October 02, 2012

Big Data Technology

Data_stream400Incident to the cover story for the October 1 issue of Law Technology News, "Defending Big Data," we sent a request for information to vendors who attended LegalTech New York 2012 and asked them if their products or services addressed the tension that exists in mining, exploiting, and monetizing customer data versus the security and privacy of that data.

I summarized some of the responses in the story "Big Data Technology." For the most part, the responses showed that legal technology was focused on Big Data to extract evidence used in litigation and government investigation and not to address the privacy and security interests in the large data sets owned by enterprises. The software manufacturers that predominantly handle enterprise Big Data, e.g., IBM, Oracle, and SAP, do not apply the same wares to e-discovery and litigation support -- yet.

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January 06, 2012

Breaking News: Lexis Sells Applied Discovery

This just in: Lexis has sold Applied Discovery to Siris Capital Group. Lexis bought Applied in 2003.

"Regardless of how 2011 turned out, you now have a clean slate to build upon in 2012. And, while we are on the topic of clean slates, we are thrilled to report that we are beginning the year afresh too, as an independent company," wrote Applied's Jon Resnick, worldwide vice president for field operations and marketing, in the company's weekly newsletter.

"Siris Capital Group has taken Applied Discovery private from LexisNexis (with LexisNexis' parent, Reed Elsevier, retaining a minority interest)," Resnick continued. "As friends of our company, we want you all to know that business will be as usual through this transition, which is happening incredibly smoothly."

Stay tuned to the Law Technology News homepage for the full story later today.

June 22, 2011

iPad Doc Review App

Screen shot 2011-06-22 at 9.58.14 AM Discovery Document Technologies of Los Angeles has debuted its new iPad app, idocument Review, available on Apple's app store for $29.99.

Just like typical desktop doc review tools, idocument Review helps  users to tag, highlight, and redact documents.The app sorts by tags and searches by keywords and image keys.

The app can hold up to 20,000 pages and is designed for an attorney to review efficiently while traveling, idling, or otherwise looking to capture previously unbilled time.

Load files need to be created by Discovery Document Technologies but they will provide them to non-clients for a small service fee. Additional information is available on its website.

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