IBM has launched eDiscovery Analyzer, a new conceptual search and content analysis software to help legal professionals accelerate eDiscovery as they collect and assess evidence, agree upon search terms, and cull information for use in legal cases.
IBM eDiscovery Analyzer, together with the recently announced IBM eDiscovery Manager, provide the foundation for an in-house eDiscovery platform, enabling organizations to become proactive in controlling electronic information and agile in responding to litigation, while reducing cost by decreasing the volume of information reviewed outside the organization, said IBM.
The company claims that using the scalable IBM Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform, IBM eDiscovery collects, organizes, manages and retrieves relevant enterprise information in a security-rich, access-and-change audited manner. It enables a disciplined approach that helps reduce cost and risk while delivering ongoing operational benefits.
Ken Bisconti, vice president of product and strategy at IBM ECM, said: Our clients are looking for a more effective way to collect, store, manage and retrieve their information. This solution is built upon our complete ECM platform to provide a new approach to the process of eDiscovery. With the added capabilities of the new IBM eDiscovery Analyzer, organizations can now obtain detailed insight into discovered content early on in the process to help improve their legal strategy and reduce cost.
IBM has also said that Toyota Financial Services, a provider of automotive financial services, is using the IBM eDiscovery Solution to address its e-mail management and legal discovery requirements.