Monday, June 23, 2014

Ipro and Aquipt process over 1TB of case data within 24 hours

Ipro and Aquipt process over 1TB of case data within 24 hours.
Setting a new benchmark for processing and infrastructure delivery.

Scottsdale, AZ─ Ipro Tech, LLC in partnership with Aquipt, Inc. utilized Aquipt’s Matterpoint® computing infrastructure for Ipro Tech to successfully process over 1 TB of e-discovery case data using Ipro’s Allegro early case assessment software in a 24 hour period during a live demonstration at the annual Ipro Innovations conference. 

 

1TB of Data Processed in 24 Hours

During last month’s Ipro Innovations conference, in front of a record breaking live audience, Ipro and Aquipt combined their litigation technologies to demonstrate what few e-discovery specialists have ever seen by processing 1.3TB of data, with OCR turned on for all image based files, in less than 24 hours. The technologies used were Ipro’s early case assessment Allegro software, hosted on Aquipt’s MatterPoint e-discovery infrastructure platform. The demonstration has been creating buzz in the legal industry since the combined power of these two technologies produced results that the industry has never seen before.

Ipro’s early case assessment Allegro software is designed to organize and index massive amounts of case data. Allegro gives the user the ability to quickly get insight into their data set so that they may effectively cull large quantities of data. The typical end result of proper culling, using Allegro, is to have the right set of documents in review. Allegro has been known to reduce review costs up to 90% by quickly and accurately eliminating irrelevant information.

“Using Ipro Enterprise (Allegro, eCapture, and Eclipse) and Aquipt together gives our customers the ability to get great performance without the capital expense. Ipro Enterprise is a complete distributed solution that is ideal for the cloud. This combination gives you flexibility to adapt to the needs of your ever changing workload,” said Kim Taylor, President at Ipro.

The MatterPoint platform is a complete system optimized to host e-discovery applications with compliance and security concerns built in and is centrally managed from its secure web control panel. MatterPoint is always outfitted with the latest computing and storage technologies so that clients can leverage an enterprise-class infrastructure platform without the enterprise-class price of owning and maintaining such an advanced system.

“MatterPoint is changing the way law firms, service providers, and software vendors manage, support, and implement e-discovery resources. No longer limited by physical infrastructure and complex specifications, MatterPoint is a purpose-built platform that delivers performance, simplicity and security, all while still allowing our clients to maintain complete control.” said Rich Wein, CEO at Aquipt.

 

About Ipro Tech, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced software solutions used by legal professionals to streamline the discovery process. Ipro’s worldwide network of corporations, law firms, government agencies, and legal service providers rely on Ipro’s Enterprise platform to organize, review, process, and produce litigation data of vast sizes and complexity levels more efficiently and cost-effectively than ever before. For more information on Ipro, visit www.iprotech.com.

 

About Aquipt, Inc.

Aquipt, Inc. is a legal-sector technology provider that leverages over 25 years of industry-specific experience to deliver superior service quality and a powerful e-discovery platform to law firms and other litigation support organizations nationally. Each of Aquipt’s many offerings remain 100% content-neutral and are trusted by its thousands of satisfied clients from organizations of all sizes; including 98 member firms of the Am Law 100. Regardless of the scope, venue, or duration of a matter─ Aquipt has the people, expertise, and technology to promote high levels of flexibility and responsiveness that are essential in meeting every matter’s unique needs. Learn more atwww.aquipt.com.

By Guest Blogger: Ipro Tech, LLC

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Litigation Solutions Trends that Could Impact Your Business

With the advent of increasingly capable technologies such as tablet devices, as well as the increased focus on data security, the legal field and litigation solution realm are rapidly changing. Law firms and legal departments are searching for ways to keep up with the changing landscape, improve their processes, and manage—and possibly even lower—their costs.

Adams & Martin Group outlines some of the trends that we have observed within eDiscovery. In addition, Adams & Martin Group will provide insight into how these trends affect your firm or organization’s legal department.

By Guest Blogger: Adams & Martin Group

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Litigation finance firm, VRM, employs a scientific approach in its analysis of case risk

Vinson Resolution Management is a U.S. based financial services firm providing capital for the funding of meritorious commercial litigation.

VRM is the only litigation finance company that employs a scientific approach in its analysis of case risk. Known as the VRM Evaluation ProtocolSM VRM’s proprietary technology uses sophisticated statistical and mathematical techniques to assess the merits of a claim and the potential for financial success.

Founded in 2011 by Dr. Donald E. Vinson, the “founding father” of the trial consulting industry, VRM’s core team is comprised of professionals with over 35 years of experience in trial strategy, case management, business, insurance, financial risk management, and the social and behavioral sciences. Providing capital is a natural extension of this collective experience.

 

VRM Evaluation ProtocolSM Key Points:

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Vinson Resolution Management utilizes a proprietary technology, The VRM Evaluation ProtocolSM, to rigorously analyze claims from multiple perspectives using sophisticated statistical and mathematical techniques.

No other organization possesses the technology, the data, or the systems for objectively evaluating legal claims, their perceived merits and their potential financial success.

We have such confidence in the VRM Evaluation ProtocolSM that we are willing to put our capital at risk in order to help our clients pursue their claims.

Clients who retain VRM afford themselves the opportunity to obtain a rigorous analysis of their case before substantial resources have been expended. Positive results from the VRM Evaluation ProtocolSM can be viewed as further validation that a claim is worth litigating. Less favorable results offer clients another value-added piece of information to take into account when making decisions about whether or not to pursue litigation.

Key Benefits of having your case evaluated using the VRM Evaluation ProtocolSM:

  • Significantly enhance the early case assessment process
  • Obtain improved clarity on the validity of potential cases
  • Identify appropriate claims to pursue
  • Select claims with the greatest potential for successful resolution
  • Thoroughly evaluate the merits of a case
  • Objectively weigh the economic costs and benefits of pursuing a claim
  • Establish a basis for the development of litigation plans and budgets
  • Establish benchmarks against which future case developments can be assessed

 

By Guest Blogger: Vinson Resolution Management

Litigation finance firm, VRM, employs a scientific approach in its analysis of case risk

Vinson Resolution Management is a U.S. based financial services firm providing capital for the funding of meritorious commercial litigation.

VRM is the only litigation finance company that employs a scientific approach in its analysis of case risk. Known as the VRM Evaluation ProtocolSM VRM’s proprietary technology uses sophisticated statistical and mathematical techniques to assess the merits of a claim and the potential for financial success.

Founded in 2011 by Dr. Donald E. Vinson, the “founding father” of the trial consulting industry, VRM’s core team is comprised of professionals with over 35 years of experience in trial strategy, case management, business, insurance, financial risk management, and the social and behavioral sciences. Providing capital is a natural extension of this collective experience.

 

VRM Evaluation ProtocolSM Key Points:

About:

Vinson Resolution Management utilizes a proprietary technology, The VRM Evaluation ProtocolSM, to rigorously analyze claims from multiple perspectives using sophisticated statistical and mathematical techniques.

No other organization possesses the technology, the data, or the systems for objectively evaluating legal claims, their perceived merits and their potential financial success.

We have such confidence in the VRM Evaluation ProtocolSM that we are willing to put our capital at risk in order to help our clients pursue their claims.

Clients who retain VRM afford themselves the opportunity to obtain a rigorous analysis of their case before substantial resources have been expended. Positive results from the VRM Evaluation ProtocolSM can be viewed as further validation that a claim is worth litigating. Less favorable results offer clients another value-added piece of information to take into account when making decisions about whether or not to pursue litigation.

Key Benefits of having your case evaluated using the VRM Evaluation ProtocolSM:

  • Significantly enhance the early case assessment process
  • Obtain improved clarity on the validity of potential cases
  • Identify appropriate claims to pursue
  • Select claims with the greatest potential for successful resolution
  • Thoroughly evaluate the merits of a case
  • Objectively weigh the economic costs and benefits of pursuing a claim
  • Establish a basis for the development of litigation plans and budgets
  • Establish benchmarks against which future case developments can be assessed

 

By Guest Blogger: Vinson Resolution Management

Dr. Donald Vinson, Founder of the Trial Consulting Industry, Launches Litigation Finance Firm

Dr. Donald E. Vinson, widely regarded as the “founding father” of the trial consulting industry, has started a new firm – Vinson Resolution Management (VRM) – that provides litigation financing to businesses, institutions and law firms for the prosecution of meritorious commercial legal claims.

 With the close of its first fund, VRM has sufficient aggregate capital commitments to concurrently finance multiple claims with legal budgets of several million dollars each.  Demand is growing rapidly and the firm has already evaluated, or is in the process of evaluating, nearly two dozen unique matters as potential investments.

 For over 35 years, Dr. Vinson and VRM’s principals have provided trial strategy, jury selection and consulting advice in thousands of cases in State and Federal Courts throughout the United States and in foreign venues.  They have built up a vast reservoir of expertise in the evaluation of commercial claims and have leveraged that experience to develop a scientific approach to assessing the merits and likely success of potential litigation.

VRM’s proprietary tools and patent-pending technologies allow the firm to rigorously analyze claims from multiple perspectives using advanced statistical and mathematical techniques.  The VRM Evaluation ProtocolSM provides a multi-dimensional risk calculation that incorporates legal, judicial, expert and financial analysis.  It weighs the costs of pursing litigation against the likelihood of obtaining an equitable recovery.  And it provides an objective assessment of legal claims, their perceived merits and the potential for a satisfactory resolution.

For clients, VRM’s technologies significantly enhance the early case assessment process, provide improved clarity on the validity of potential claims, and can even help in identifying which matters are worth pursuing.

Summarizing VRM’s unique approach, Dr. Vinson commented, “Our risk analysis tools are based on sophisticated social science techniques that we have successfully employed to develop effective models for assessing litigation-related matters.  Providing capital to help clients pursue meritorious litigation is a natural extension of our experience.”

 In addition to their accomplishments in the trial consulting industry, members of VRM’s management team possess extensive training and experience in business, insurance, law, risk management and finance.  And the quantitative approach the firm takes to evaluating claims is augmented by the judgment and integrity of its Investment Committee members, including Dr. Vinson, Robert Chick, Robert Currie and Peter Frank.

 To learn more about Vinson Resolution Management, visit www.vinres.com, email clientservice@vinres.com, or call 310-531-1700.

By Guest Blogger: Vinson Resolution Management

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Purpose-Built For Leadership Communication

Improve Meeting Productivit: MeetX captures complex meeting process online. Individual documents are presented in the context of an agenda and current meetings in the context of previous meetings. For overloaded executives, context coupled with content boosts the productivity that is often lacking in high-level meetings today.

By Guest Blogger: BoardVantage

Friday, April 25, 2014


Are You Making the Most of LinkedIn?
By: Vicki LaBrosse
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If you have not integrated LinkedIn into your marketing and sales strategy, what are you waiting for? As of September 2013, LinkedIn reported that it has more than 225 million members in over 200 countries and territories.
Since its launch in 2003, LinkedIn has diversified its business model to include other channels that seem like a logical adaptation to the application such as LinkedIn For Recruiters, For Job Seekers and For Sales Professionals.

Getting started

Think of LinkedIn as a social media platform as well as a lead-generating machine. Just as on other social media platforms, you need to be careful of what you post as what you say will be tied to your identity. The goal is to demonstrate that you are part of the community and you are there to add value rather than sell your product or services.
The key to having success on LinkedIn is to use it on a daily basis to provide valuable support to your connections and groups. While this may sound intimidating in terms of time commitment, it really only requires 10-15 minutes of your day and, as you get better at it, most likely only 5-10 minutes altogether.

Although deals won’t get closed via LinkedIn, it is the perfect place to gather intelligence not only about your industry but about your colleagues, prospects, clients and companies.
Use this checklist to make sure you have the basics*, completed:
  • Ensure your LinkedIn profile is complete and attractive to prospective clients.
  • Grow your network by increasing the number of people with whom you are connected.
  • Post useful and interesting status updates with links to helpful third-party websites, blogs and commentaries.
  • Provide recommendations for other LinkedIn users where you have firsthand knowledge of their services or skills.
  • Provide endorsements of skills you believe other users have, as prompted by LinkedIn when you visit their profiles.
  • Participate in local business groups or niche groups.
All of the suggestions above come free with the Basic subscription to LinkedIn. There are more advanced features and plans available for the more robust users.
Different kinds of plans:
·         Basic (free)
 
·         Business ($19.95/mo)
 
·         Business Plus ($39.95/mo)
 
·         Executive ($74.95/mo)
Search and connect

Every time you receive an email or hang up the phone with a new professional contact, your next step should be to go and find them on LinkedIn and connect! This is where the real magic happens on LinkedIn. Not only are you more or less scratching their back, but you can then find out more about that person with a simple search and click. You can also search for their company name.
You can use the advanced search function to search for businesspeople in your local area, in your niche or both. You can go further and search for key people within specific companies or within companies of the size you prefer to approach and find the name and job title of the decision maker you wish to engage with. Some of these features come with a paid subscription, but I think you are beginning to see the payoff of having access to this information instantaneously.
InMail

This is simply a LinkedIn tool for sending messages directly to someone within LinkedIn whom you are not already connected with. Some professionals use InMail a lot like how they use their email campaign system. You can send InMail to individuals, and you can also send messages to fellow group members, even if you are not connected to them.
The unwritten rule of thumb is to not send sales promotion InMails; this is an immediate turnoff and most likely will do more damage than good.
Who’s looking

LinkedIn will show you who has viewed your profile. This is important as you will notice that some of the visitors may be prospective clients; however, most will be other practitioners, recruiters, suppliers or perhaps even competition.  
It is a good idea to keep your profile updated and to show activity as it is more compelling to your ideal target clients.
Building opportunity

Here are some basic tips and strategies you can employ in order to start building new business opportunities:
Connect Personally ~ Don’t just hit the “connect” button, add a personal note and try to make it memorable. Even if you had an amazing conversation a week ago, someone may not remember you after a few busy days. People appreciate quality connections, so make your request to connect less automatic and more personal.
Groups ~ Start joining groups and engaging in discussions. If you don’t have a blog, group discussions are a great way to demonstrate thought leadership and get attention for your personal or company brand.

Company Page Posts ~ Engage your team and encourage them to post on their pages as well as the company page. Sharing on these pages is much less expensive than paying $2 per click to advertise on LinkedIn.

Status Updates ~ Update your business status on LinkedIn and keep your personal updates for Facebook. People who are connected to you will see your status updates. Demonstrate your knowledge and expertise as well as your company’s accomplishments.
Finally

If you are on LinkedIn, you want your network to grow. You want to connect with as many people as you can because there is some serious business that can be built from these connections. If you’re not taking advantage of this free resource to build your reputation and business, consider diving in as it will most likely give you the best bang for the buck when all other types of social media marketing are considered.
*Provided by www.accountingweb.com.

About the Author
Vicki LaBrosse is media relations director with Edge Marketing, Inc. Leveraging more than 13 years of experience working in professional services industries, LaBrosse works with clients to develop and execute comprehensive marketing strategies that will help grow their business.