Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Ricoh Enhances Workflows & Reduces Costs For Firms

Ricoh Americas Corporation today unveiled a new offering that, when combined with select Ricoh multifunction products (MFPs), creates a Legal MFP that delivers improved end-user workflows while also enhancing operational efficiencies and helping to lower overall costs. Law firms seeking to reduce redundancies related to cost recovery will benefit from the single, integrated user interface, which helps minimize steps in the process and integrates access to third-party document management systems. Ricoh will preview its Legal MFP at LegalTech, February 3-5, 2015, in New York City in Ricoh’s booth, #231.

With the largest network of document processing centers in the U.S., Ricoh’s certified personnel have hands-on experience with the processing of legal documents. This expertise, and investments in innovative technology offerings, has led to the development of the Legal MFP. With this MFP software solution, law firms will: 

• Reduce unneeded steps involved in the scanning process. Today, using disjointed systems can be tedious and take up precious minutes that could otherwise be dedicated to another matter. With Ricoh’s Legal MFP, redundancies in steps are reduced and the overall scanning experience is more streamlined.

• Scan to legal Document Management Systems including iManage, WorldDox, and OpenText. This approach streamlines previously disjointed processes to minimize the number of steps by end-users and eliminates data entry redundancy, e.g. log-in credentials, client matter numbers, etc. 

• Automatically split files to court-specified file size limits and convert them to the appropriate file format.

“Our team of certified legal experts spends many hours with clients truly getting to the bottom of their pain points. These conversations have made it clear that law firms are seeking improvement in two main areas of document output: lowered spend on cost recovery systems and centralization of third-party systems,” said Matt Sakauchi, Vice President, Product Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “Knowing this, Ricoh has made strategic investments in both our people and technologies to help our clients see these improvements. The Legal MFP is a perfect example of a solution developed to meet our clients’ needs – enabling them to streamline workflows and lower overall output costs.” 

For a demonstration of Ricoh’s Legal MFP, please visit the Ricoh booth (#231) at LegalTech or reach out to Tracey Sheehy at tsheehy@breakawaycom.com to schedule a meeting at the show.
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| About Ricoh |

Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2014, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,195 billion yen based on the IFRS accounting standard (approx. 21.3 billion USD).
The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service and sustainability initiatives.
Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change. Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

For further information, please visit www.ricoh.com/about/

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By Guest Blogger: Ricoh Americas Corporation

Leading Deposition Software Provider Further Eliminates Paper-Related Costs of Litigation by Expandi

eDepoze, LLC, today announced the release of Witness Prep 2.0TM, a new software application that digitizes the witness preparation process, making it possible for attorneys to prepare witnesses for deposition, arbitration or trial using electronic documents through an in-person or remote session. With Witness Prep 2.0, eDepoze provides a cloud-based application for sharing documents and conducting witness interviews remotely, eliminating the time consuming and costly process of printing boxfuls of documents to review and traveling to numerous face-to-face witness prep sessions. As an extension of eDepoze’s mission to ‘Kill the Paper,’ Witness Prep 2.0 will share the same platform as the industry-leading eDepoze deposition software, the latest version of which the company announced yesterday.

By Guest Blogger: eDepoze

Upgrades to the Leading Paperless Deposition Software Further Eliminate the Inefficiencies Associate

eDepoze, LLC, today announced the release of version 2.0 of the eDepoze litigation software platform, upgrading its leading deposition software with feature enhancements throughout the product and improved remote capabilities. With this release, eDepoze is making it easier than ever for attorneys to streamline the deposition process by eliminating paper exhibits and costly travel. New streaming text and presentation features enable users to remotely review and share deposition materials and court reporter feeds in real-time during a deposition.

By Guest Blogger: eDepoze

Ipro and D4 Join Forces to Streamline eDiscovery

NEW YORK, February 4, 2015 - Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in the design of eDiscovery workflow software, today announced D4, LLC, an industry leader in providing managed data and discovery services to law firms and corporate legal departments, will leverage and resell Ipro’s Enterprise Suite and Automated Digital Discovery (ADD) workflow to streamline processes and further enhance its customer offerings.

     Ipro Enterprise Suite is an integrated, easy-to-use eDiscovery solution. It includes Allegro for early case assessment, eCapture for high-speed processing, and Eclipse for web-based reviews and productions. The Ipro Enterprise Suite is designed with Automated Digital Discovery (ADD) to eradicate time-consuming, costly, and error-prone workflows that plague the industry.

 “After an extensive evaluation, we found Ipro’s efforts to simplify and automate the eDiscovery workflow quite unique and forward-thinking,” mentioned John Holland, CEO of D4. “We’re confident that by utilizing the entire Ipro Enterprise Suite, we will dramatically improve our clients’ overall experiences, as well as reduce their litigation spend.”

Known as a leader in managed services, D4 will offer Ipro Eclipse with its integrated and advanced Technology Assisted Review (TAR) in a hosted environment to its clients nationwide. It will also resell Ipro Eclipse and Eclipse SE, the company’s leading review tools, to clients needing in-house review tools.

“D4 has a renowned reputation for operational excellence and service, and we’re excited to work more closely together to deliver the best possible results for clients,” said Kim Taylor, President and COO, Ipro.

About Ipro Tech, LLC

Headquartered in Phoenix, Ipro continues to expand its worldwide network of service providers, law firms, and corporate legal departments nationwide. Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. Ipro’s Enterprise Suite helps customers organize, review, process, and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. To learn more visit www.iprotech.com; to schedule a private demonstration, email sales@iprotech.com

 

About D4, LLC

D4 is a leading national provider of Managed Data and Discovery services to law firms and corporations. D4 was one of the first providers to offer an eDiscovery Managed Services solution, which launched in 2011. D4 has been instrumental in helping customers realize up to 70% in cost reductions over previous eDiscovery solutions. The company’s state-of-the-art data center operations in Rochester, NY, are complemented by electronic discovery and litigation support offices throughout the country. D4 has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for four consecutive years. Visit www.d4discovery.com  for more information.

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By Guest Blogger: IPRO Tech

Catalyst Launches CAL Directly Into Review Process

Catalyst Launches “Active Review” Integrating Continuous Active Learning Directly Into Review Process

Catalyst is First to Integrate TAR 2.0 Continuous Active Learning into the Review Process Helping Clients Save Time and Money on Discovery

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2015—Further expanding its leadership as the first company to offer TAR 2.0 technology, Catalyst today released “Active Review” functionality that integrates Continuous Active Learning (CAL) protocol into the review process.

 

Active Review runs in the background of the review and continuously applies its learning algorithm to the document population. Every judgment that a reviewer makes about a document enables the system to grow smarter about which documents in the population are likely to be relevant or non-relevant. As the system grows smarter, clients save on time and review costs because the system brings more relevant documents to the front of the queue. As a result, you can stop the process earlier than with TAR 1.0 “one-time training,” which means lower costs and quicker review.  

 

No other product on the market has a feature like Active Review. It eliminates the traditional separation between linear and Technology Assisted Review, through a single, integrated workflow. Among the significant benefits:

  • Continuous Rather than One-Time Training: Active Review integrates CAL directly into the review platform and continually ranks all of the documents, allowing for continuous rather than one-time training. Clients save as the algorithm gets smarter about the documents.
  • Handles Rolling Uploads: You can add more documents to the collection at any time and they will be immediately incorporated into the ranking.
  • Subject Matter Expert: Active Review eliminates the need for SMEs to train the system, as is required by other platforms.
  • Faster Review at Lower Cost: The integration of CAL directly into the review process means you start your review more quickly and get through it more efficiently.

“Continuous Active Learning is a proven way to find relevant documents more quickly, which means our clients can reduce review costs and save time in the bargain. We started promoting continuous learning protocols for larger cases several years ago and our clients immediately realized savings,” said John Tredennick, CEO and founder of Catalyst.  “Today, we are further integrating this advanced protocol into our standard review module so all clients can take advantage CAL, even in smaller review projects.”

 

Catalyst is the only e-discovery company to incorporate CAL into its technology. A 2014 peer-reviewed study by two of the leading experts on e-discovery, Maura R. Grossman and Gordon V. Cormack, concluded that CAL demonstrated superior performance over other TAR methods, while avoiding many of their problems, and that CAL found relevant documents more quickly and with less human effort.

 

About Catalyst

Catalyst designs, hosts and services the world's fastest and most powerful document repositories for large-scale discovery and regulatory compliance. For more than 15 years, corporations and their counsel have relied on Catalyst to help reduce litigation costs and take control of complex legal matters.

 

Catalyst provides secure, scalable multi-language document repositories specifically built to manage Big Discovery. Through Catalyst Insight, its next-generation e-discovery platform, and Insight Predict, its advanced technology-assisted review tool, Catalyst enables corporations to reduce the cost and risk of discovery, achieve greater control and predictability in workflows, and gain greater visibility and accountability across all their matters.

 

To learn more about Catalyst, visit catalystsecure.com or follow the company on Twitter at @CatalystSecure.

By Guest Blogger: Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc.

AccessData Introduces New “On-Demand” eDiscovery Services Offerings to Complement Traditional Model

AccessData Group today launched a pair of new eDiscovery service offerings that allow its corporate and law firm customers to reduce capital expenditures by obtaining application support and managed services on-demand.

The two new models include the following:

  • On-Demand Application Support

Customers are now able to pay a simple monthly fee (based on the number of gigabytes required) to run a matter through AccessData’s Summation eDiscovery platform, the first and only web-based solution that combines comprehensive data processing, early case assessment, final review and transcript management into a single platform. With this new Application Support offering, Innovative Discovery sets up a private instance of Summation on their hardware and within their secure, state-of-the-art data center, then turns over the access privileges to the customer. Customers don’t have to make any investment whatsoever in hardware or a long-term license to the software, they simply upload their data when ready and run the matter themselves with full administrator rights.

  • Managed Services

Customers may also now choose a service offering that unites the industry’s pre-eminent review technology of AccessData’s Summation platform with the proven eDiscovery review processes of Innovative Discovery’s experts. In this new Managed Services offering customers pay a per-gigabyte fee for their use of Summation and hourly fees for various consulting services that may be appropriate.

By Guest Blogger: AccessData

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

GE, Dow, HSBC and Others Join UnitedLex To Speak About Cybersecurity, Data Management Issues at LTNY

Top Legal Experts Join UnitedLex To Speak About Cybersecurity,
Data Management Issues at LegalTech New York

 

UnitedLex President Dave Deppe Leads a Discussion on ‘Transforming Discovery Through Data Management’ with Experts from HSBC, GE and The Dow Chemical Company

 

Chief Privacy Officer Jason Straight Joins Experts from BNY Mellon, Ropes & Gray and The Deltennium Group on a panel titled ‘Mitigating Legal and Business Risks of Cyber Breaches’

 

Overland Park, Kansas – (January 30, 2015) – UnitedLex, a global, full-service provider of technology-powered legal and business services, today announced that top legal counsel from HSBC, Dow Chemical Company, GE, BNY Mellon and others will join UnitedLex executives on stage at LegalTech New York (Feb. 3-5; Hilton New York Hotel) to educate attendees on the issues of cybersecurity and data management. UnitedLex executives will also be on hand at Booth #2104 to discuss its Questio e-discovery managed service, cybersecurity consulting services and more.

‘The Convergence of Legal and IT Risk Management’ track, sponsored by UnitedLex, will explore the deepening ties and close collaboration between the Chief Legal Officer, Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer. The track will provide a roadmap to how IT and Legal departments can work together to effectively minimize eDiscovery costs, minimize an organization's exposure to cyber-based threats and be prepared for the inevitable data compromise incident when it occurs. The two panels hosted by UnitedLex include:

Transforming Discovery Through Data Management (Feb. 5; 10:30am, Rendezvous Ballroom)
With data growing exponentially, legal counsel is struggling to control eDiscovery costs. However, they can now effectively find potentially relevant documents earlier in the process with greater accuracy than ever before. By combining technology and analytical expertise, it is now possible to gather early stage legal intelligence to develop case strategy and limit the amount of data promoted to review.

  • Dave Deppe, President,UnitedLex
  • Jacob J. Herstek, Vice President and Senior Legal Counsel, HSBC Bank USA, NA
  • Lynn S. Looby, Managing Counsel for Litigation, Regulatory & U.S. Operations, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Farrah Pepper, Executive Counsel - Discovery, General Electric Company

Mitigating Legal and Business Risks of Cyber Breaches (Feb. 5; 12:15pm, Rendezvous Ballroom)
CISOs understand the IT ramifications of security breaches but do they comprehend the business and legal implications? Without the full picture, CISOs could expose their companies to lawsuits and regulatory actions costing hundreds of millions of dollars. Real case studies will illuminate how Legal and IT can collaborate to identify the business and legal liabilities of a cyber-security breach to help prepare a proactive cyber risk strategy.

  • Jason Straight, Senior Vice President & Chief Privacy Officer, UnitedLex
  • Gerry Czarnecki, Chairman & CEO, The Deltennium Group, Inc.
  • Peter Kolchmeyer,
Managing Director & Senior Information Risk Officer, BNY Mellon
  • Mark P. Szpak, Partner, Ropes & Gray

 

“Cybersecurity risk mitigation and controlling burgeoning e-discovery costs are among the most business critical topics for both IT security professionals and internal counsel, but in order to effectively achieve the desired results, Legal and IT must find ways to collaborate before a cybersecurity or litigation event occurs,” said Dave Deppe, President of UnitedLex. “UnitedLex is eager to share the findings we’ve gathered from the marketplace, and spotlight relevant case studies and best practices from some of America’s top corporations and law firms.”

About UnitedLex
UnitedLex is a global provider of technology powered legal and business services that delivers industry leading legal and cyber risk strategies and solutions. UnitedLex was founded in 2006 with a singular mission to improve the performance of leading corporations and law firms and academic institutions. Since then, UnitedLex's more than 1,800 attorneys, engineers and consultants have provided unparalleled solutions resulting in risk mitigation, efficiency improvements and cost optimization for its clients around across the globe. With more than $250 million in assets and committed capital, UnitedLex deploys the right blend of service and technology to support the world's leading corporations and law firms.

 

By Guest Blogger: UnitedLex