Of all the places to try out machine learning, the legal market would probably not be the logical choice, given its reputation as a laggard in technology adoption. But about five years ago, machine learning was given a go – in the form of something called predictive coding in a certain area of legal software… Continue reading What’s driving machine learning, and where is it taking us?
Raising large private investment rounds is something of an anomaly in the world of e-discovery software, due to the relative maturity of many of the players and the somewhat modest total addressable market – at least compared to some other enterprise software segments. When kCura, maker of the SaaS-based Relativity e-discovery suite, announced in February… Continue reading Newly minted kCura looks to dominate corporate e-discovery before expanding further
I'm very excited to be returning to the industry analyst business full time with 451 Research, the company I co-founded 15 years ago. I've spent just over three years away, running product marketing in the eDiscovery software business and more recently, running my own consulting business. I've rejoined as research VP for software. That somewhat bland… Continue reading Why now is a great time to rejoin the analyst business
EDiscovery and cybersecurity share a few things in common. Both are concerned with data ending up in other people's hands (intentionally or not); both potentially impact an organisation's reputation; both involve lawyers at some stage; and both use a lot of the same underlying technology to identify important data. So why is it so difficult for… Continue reading eDiscovery & Cybersecurity: can you be good at both?
So the long-rumoured acquisition of Equivio by Microsoft has finally been confirmed. It the comparatively small world of eDiscovery it caused quite a lot of navel-gazing when news first emerged in October 2014. The price is apparently somewhere in the $150m-$200m, which is chump change to Microsoft but a nice return for Equivio's investors and management - a… Continue reading Equivio deal is classic Microsoft – good enough eDiscovery & info governance
Once enterprises had caught their breath following the big bang of the 2006 US federal rules changes that ostensibly created the eDiscovery market, they've been looking at ways of bringing the eDiscovery process in-house and thus hopefully reducing their costs and gaining more control. When I was an analyst at 451 Research our 2010 annual eDiscovery report… Continue reading What does bringing eDiscovery in-house look like today?
I participated in a great webinar this week entitled 'Practical considerations when buying eDiscovery software.' As the name suggests, the emphasis was on giving attendees practical advice. I've never purchased eDiscovery software but I've been on the other side of the equation; involved in selling and marketing it at Recommind and am familiar with all the… Continue reading Choosing the eDiscovery vendor that’s right for you