Kroll Ontrack Unveils Do-It-Yourself E-Discovery Cloud Service

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2011-11-02 Print this article Print

Verve e-discovery software as a service enables users to upload data, select processing criteria, conduct early data assessment and review, and manage production in a Web-based interface.

Legal data management software provider Kroll Ontrack, which first went prime-time with a cloud-based e-discovery service a year ago, came out Nov. 2 with an updated version that gives enterprise legal teams more control over processes that are often very tedious.

Kroll's new Verve e-discovery software as a service (SaaS) enables users to upload data, select processing criteria, conduct early data assessment and review, and manage production in a Web-based interface.

The service gives corporations and law firms more control of e-discovery projects without requiring upfront purchase or maintenance of infrastructure, hardware or security, as is the case with conventional e-discovery software packages.

The Verve service is available on-demand for any size case, Kroll Ontrack Vice President of SaaS Products Ken Ewell said. A project can be created in minutes by uploading data to Kroll's secure tier III data centers, he said.

Kroll Capable of Processing 800GB Per Day

"With access to the most scalable e-discovery technology in the industry-capable of processing an average of 800GB of electronic data per day with a single-day high of over 2TB-users have the ability to identify custodians, determine filtering options and select output within an intuitive interface," Ewell said.

"Users can conduct EDA to winnow a data set by 85 percent or more and sort data using the following tools: visual analytics, email threading, topic grouping, concept searching, near duplicate detection and near duplicate document comparison."

Once users are ready for review, they can control the movement of data into the Verve review platform, which is based Kroll Ontrack Inview. Within the review platform, users can leverage industry-leading Intelligent Review Technology, which automates aspects of the document review process to increase review quality and efficiency.

Verve's subscription pricing model provides predictable monthly discovery spending or an on-demand pricing model for project-by-project application.

Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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