Guidance Software has released EnCase E-Discovery 4, which offers a pre-collection analytics capability as well as the ability to analyse and review ESI throughout the key discovery processes – during a legal hold, during forensic data collection, post- collection, during and after processing and on into first-pass review. This brings all these phases within the reach of an in-house team – and since that seems to be the way the world is going, the release is timely.
Guidance Software is getting good at using alternative forms of media to get information out to the world – I wrote approvingly about a video on EnCase Portable (see Show me more like this) last August because it showed a hands-on guy getting his hands on an application and showing us how to use it.
Guidance has also turned up on Twitter, so if they forget to tell me about things I can find out that way. The link in a new tweet took me to their collection of YouTube videos, including one of my friend Patrick Burke, Senior Director and Assistant General Counsel, doing a couple of videos in November.
The one I found was called What does Early Case Assessment Really Mean? Don’t be put off by the talking head format – it is worth listening to for the School-of-Clint ending when Pat drawls “Next time you hear a vendor use the word ‘early case assessment’, ask them ‘How early are you talking about?’ because if it is after you’ve already processed the data, it ain’t early”. The rhythm of the sentence reminded me of something, but it took me a while to work out what. It’s Dirty Harry, isn’t it? – “You got to ask yourself one question – do I feel lucky? Well, do you punk?” Anyway, go ahead and make Patrick’s day by looking him up at LegalTech.