You will observe a new logo on the roster of sponsors who are supporting the e-Disclosure Information Project of which this blog is the outward and visible sign. I am very pleased to welcome Interwoven iscovery Mining on board.
Recently acquired by content-management giant Interwoven, Discovery Mining has made a good name for itself as a provider of on-demand hosted e-Discovery services. Its strengths include ease of use, predictable costs and scaleability. The aim is to get the data in quickly and make it available for speedy review with the minimum of user learning, and to make it easy to get it out again for export to other systems or for third parties.
That much is merely to recite what its web site says. More compelling, from my perspective, is a throw-away remark made at lunch a couple of week ago by someone whose view is well respected and from a firm well-known for its expertise in this field. He was talking of those cases (and there are many like this) which must be delivered quickly for review with the minimum of fuss, time and expense, perhaps in circumstances where no-one yet knows what the case holds, how long it will run or any of the other things which are factored in to a long-term view about it. “Just send it to Discovery Mining”, he said.
It was an obvious acquisition for Interwoven who already have a strong presence in law firms. At ILTA in Dallas a few weeks ago, Discovery Mining’s booth bore the Interwoven name but was separate from the main Interwoven booth. Discovery Mining is described on its web site as “The Interwoven eDiscovery Solution for litigation support”. The impression one gets is that Discovery Mining will continue to have its own distinctive presence, reinforced by Interwoven’s resources, most particularly its very large developer community.
Discovery Mining has been in the UK market for long enough to seem “local”, an attribute not to be under-rated. It has appeared in these pages a couple of times and, indeed, there is a quotation from one of my articles on its web site. I will be spending some time in the coming weeks with Gordon Lichter who heads the UK operation, and will have more to say about the company and the application in due course.
Meanwhile, I am extremely pleased that the e-Discovery Information Project has attracted another world-class player in the e-disclosure market.