In 2011, Nuix launched a version of its digital discovery and investigations software called Proof Finder, priced at $100 per year. It was not just the price which was remarkable: all the receipts went to a charity called Room to Read, a global non-profit organisation which focuses on literacy and gender equality in education across Asia and Africa.
Proof Finder has now raised $250,000, money which, as Nuix CEO Eddie Sheehy says, has gone “to help primary school children develop literacy skills, and support girls to succeed in school and beyond.”
Nuix has celebrated the $250,000 milestone by expanding Proof Finder’s functionality and adding versions for Mac OS and Linux. The new release includes enhanced email threading, text summarisation, automated search and tag operations, a map view, configuration profiles and the ability to include or exclude files from processing by file type.
Even if the charitable objective does not appeal to you, access to Nuix’s functionality for $100 a year is reason enough to buy a copy of Proof Finder. The majority of cases involving electronic evidence are small ones, and Proof Finder brings eDiscovery capability to every lawyer, whether in-house or in a law firm.
Perhaps the list of functions means nothing to you. That itself is a reason for parting with your $100, because a short time spent experimenting with Proof Finder will make these terms comprehensible and show how much information can be revealed very quickly. If you don’t want to do this work yourself, your ability to commission help from a provider must inevitably be enhanced if you have some idea of what you are talking about. $100 and a modest amount of your time will give you that.
There is a press release about this here.