Wednesday, December 17, 2014

We spoke with Randy Blackburn, Executive Vice President of Pan American Bank about OnBoard

Pan American Bank, from Melrose, Illinois, was seeking an easy to use and intuitive replacement for paper bound board books. After discovering Passageways, they elected to adopt OnBoard in May, 2014. Their experience is one of our favorite examples of how OnBoard can transform your boardroom. We spoke with Randy Blackburn, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, about Pan American Bank’s experience. What follows is a transcript of our conversation, lightly edited for clarity and length.

By Guest Blogger: Passageways

How can OnBoard Change Your Boardroom?

Interra Credit Union, a full service $691 million financial institution with over 50,000 members, has served its community of Goshen, Indiana since 1932. Interra Credit Union began searching for a board management solution, one that would demonstrate gains in efficiencies all while saving money in the process. Teaming with Passageways, a provider of portal solutions for credit unions and financial institutions, they implemented OnBoard, a progressive and powerful solution for managing meetings.

By Guest Blogger: Passageways

Beacon Credit Union turned to Passageways, a provider of employee intranets, to develop a solution

Beacon Credit Union stands as a pillar of their community, a respected $1 billion financial institution with over 45,000 members. Yet, like so many other companies, it needs to evolve to improve its operational efficiency. Its internal systems were hazardously slow, delaying permissions, piling on paperwork that always seemed to be pushed off to other departments, while frustrating its employees. Beacon Credit Union turned to Passageways, a provider of employee intranets, to develop a solution that would streamline their workflow process and employee

By Guest Blogger: Passageways

The success of the merger demanded a centralized intranet system, find out more:

The merger of two credit unions to join together in Southfield, Michigan, resulted in the creation of Alliance Catholic Credit Union, a $400 million institution, serving over 40,000 members. The success of the merger demanded a centralized intranet system, a seamless solution that would allow Alliance Catholic Credit Union to focus on integrating the branding, culture, and ethos of the merging companies.

By Guest Blogger: Passageways

In the Cybersecurity Hot Seat: How Law Firms are Optimizing Security While Reducing Cost and Risk

There is a perfect storm brewing: the volume, variety and severity of cyber threats, combined with rapidly evolving technology, an ever-increasing data footprint and costs to secure data are increasingly leading law firms to evaluate which businesses beyond practicing law they want to be in—and at what cost and risk to both the firm and their clients.

By Guest Blogger: Xerox Litigation Services

Why Too Many Features Ruin Your Favorite Software

In a recent interview, former Indiana Governor and Purdue President Mitch Daniels laid out his thinking as the University begins to chart a new strategic plan. Daniels presents a vision resistant to complacency, stressing the importance of choices, “a real strategy is defined by what it leaves out,” he said. “If you can’t name some important choices that were not included, it’s probably not a very good guide because you can’t try to do everything.”

Don’t do everything. Invest in what you do well. This isn’t novel wisdom, but its advice that rarely seems to stick. Overextending resources is a failure of vision, a vain attempt to examine the landscape, see everything, learn nothing, and imitate without nuance. This is a cross industry pitfall. There’s simply too many ideas, practices, and products for one person or organization to do many well. Jack of all trades is a master of none.

By Guest Blogger: Passageways

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


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

By Guest Blogger: Ipro Tech, LLC