Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lateral Data, A Xerox Company

Xerox Continues Accelerated Growth in E-Discovery Market

Xerox Litigation Services’ Technology and Services Used in Thousands of Litigation and Investigation Matters; Number of Client End Users Increase 100% over 2011

ROCHESTER, N.Y., January 22, 2013 – Demand for Xerox Corporation’s (NYSE: XRX) e-discovery offerings continues to rise as businesses and law firms grapple with the challenges of extracting value from “big data” to meet legal and regulatory compliance objectives. Xerox Litigation Services, the e-discovery division of Xerox, today reported a 100% increase in the number of law firm and corporate legal department client end users over 2011. Data under management – data that Xerox Litigation Services hosts in its SSAE 16 Type II-compliant datacenters and makes accessible to clients via its cloud-based e-discovery platforms – also increased 60% year-over-year.

Xerox Litigation Services’ e-discovery offerings help clients efficiently and cost-effectively address the massive challenges associated with identifying, collecting, analyzing and reviewing information potentially responsive to a matter.

“Our clients are drowning in data,” said Randall Burrows, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Xerox Litigation Services. “Our offerings help clients address challenges where the sheer volume of data involved in a matter is outpacing the capacity to understand it. One example is CategoriX, our machine learning-based technology-assisted review tool, that automates the prioritization of documents most important for attorneys to set eyes on. Another example is the addition of native and automated redactions functionality to our technology, which increases client productivity and helps them cut costs. Efforts like these make e-discovery more manageable for our clients.”

Xerox Litigation Services continued to experience growth in other areas as well. In July 2012, the company acquired Lateral Data and its all-in-one Viewpoint e-discovery platform.
The acquisition strengthens Xerox’s full suite of services, technology and consulting offerings, and gives clients greater flexibility in how they choose to conduct e-discovery. Clients can opt for fully managed services, install Viewpoint on-premise or leverage Xerox’s Viewpoint IT hosting service for do-it-yourself e-discovery, or deploy Viewpoint on-premise for upstream e-discovery tasks – such as data identification, collection and early case assessment (ECA) – and move hosting and production to the Xerox cloud.

Other 2012 developments include the addition of in-house managed review capabilities to support clients’ e-discovery projects, as well as expanded operations in the United States and internationally to meet growing demand for Xerox’s e-discovery solutions.   

Xerox Litigation Services introduced its flagship cloud-based review platform, OmniX, in 2002 as Amici LLC, a software company that was acquired by Xerox in 2006. As part of Xerox, the e-discovery division has grown to be one of the largest global providers of e-discovery services and technology, with footprints in major cities in the U.S., Europe and India. Xerox Litigation Services regularly leverages hundreds of millions of dollars in research and development efforts by Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and Xerox Research Centre Europe (XRCE). Clients include Fortune 500 companies in financial services, insurance, technology, pharmaceutical, energy and other industries, along with AmLaw 100 law firms.

By Guest Blogger: Lateral Data, A Xerox Company