I caught up with Eddie Sheehy, CEO of Nuix, at Legaltech and asked him what was going to be important for Nuix and its clients in 2016.
Nuix began as a forensics company and moved from there into eDiscovery. Both these subjects, Eddie Sheehy says, are “all about data, the ones and zeros” and how they can be used to tell a story and give it context.
Nuix was sponsor of the IG track at Legaltech and I asked Eddie Sheehy about the development of information governance understanding.
Nuix was one of the first to appreciate the importance of information governance, he said. To begin with, IG attracted little financial sponsorship because clients could not easily see a return on the investment in IT tools and skills. The very rapid increase in cybercrime, and in particular the theft of information from companies, has changed that IG focus.
With its new tool Sensitive Data Finder, Nuix helps clients identify and lock down critical information so that the company becomes a small target. Cyber security, he says, has made the business case for information governance.
The strengths of the Nuix tools, and in particular the forthcoming Nuix 7, is the ability not just to find data but to correlate current data with historic data, perhaps uncovering things which would otherwise be overlooked or forgotten.
The problems change and increase all the time and Nuix 7 will deal with more data types, at a greater scale and at even higher speeds than it does now.