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
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?
The business case for enterprise search is clear, so why is adoption so relatively low? A recently-published survey by AIIM (to which 415 AIIM members responded) found 71 percent of businesses surveyed saying search is vital or essential to them, but only 18 percent of them have cross-repository search capabilities. And given these are members of AIIM, so have… Continue reading Enterprise search being turned inside out, upside down
Information governance is a subject that's interested me for years and one in which I actively worked both as an analyst at 451 Research and in product marketing at Recommind. But it's a slow burner - that's for sure. The recent Information Governance Initiative report that I looked at here made just about the best… Continue reading The dark corners of Information Governance