|[April 08, 2014]
Xerox Expands E-Discovery Managed Services with Acquisition of Smart Data
NORWALK, Conn. --(Business Wire)--
XRX) today announced the acquisition of Smart
Data Consulting to expand its e-discovery services and technology
consulting capabilities designed for law firms and corporations.
Smart Data provides hosted and on-site services using Viewpoint™
software, the all-in-one e-discovery platform developed by Lateral
Data (which was acquired by Xerox in 2012). The acquisition
strengthens Xerox's e-discovery technical and process expertise by
adding Smart Data's experienced leadership team and professionals while
also expanding Xerox's managed review and collection capabilities.
"We're blending key capabilities with market demand with this
acquisition," said Manoj Sharma, executive managing director of Xerox
Litigation Services. "Smart Data's depth of expertise and
customer-focused team will be a valuable addition both to Xerox and for
our clients choosing to use Viewpoint to manage their e-discovery
Viewpoint brings simplicity and affordability to e-discovery by enabling
corporate legal departments and law firms to manage the entire
e-discovery lifecycle using a single product. By using one product
instead of many to manage e-discovery tasks - including collection,
processing, early case assessment, analytics, assisted review, review
and production - the e-discovery process is more efficient and
cost-effective, and reduces risk.
Unlike other e-discovery software, all functionality is integrated and
does not require third-party software or plug-ins. Viewpoint also offers
advanced capabilities for filtering and processing data that is up to
five times faster than other e-discovery software. This reduces costs
related to processing, reviewing and hosting non-relevant data at the
beginning of a legal matter.
Founded in New York in 2009 by Ed Robles and Imer Perezic, Smart Data is
used worldwide by Fortune 500 corporatios, mid-market companies and
some of the world's largest law and boutique litigation firms. Smart
Data's management team and 22 employees will continue to deploy, support
and deliver Viewpoint managed services to its clients as part of Xerox
"The synergies couldn't be clearer for our clients," said Ed Robles.
"The company was first established to address the increasing demands of
e-discovery and the key to successful and defensible litigation
management is a delicate balance between strategy and technology."
Xerox offers a portfolio of solutions that can be flexibly deployed to
help corporate legal departments and law firms solve their most pressing
e-discovery challenges. Clients can opt for fully outsourced services
using the OmniX®
cloud-based review platform, CategoriX
technology-assisted review service, on-premise e-discovery or managed
services with Viewpoint, or a hybrid approach. Clients' use of Xerox's
e-discovery technology can be supported by 24/7 professional
expertise and managed
Since the invention of Xerography more than 75 years ago, the people of Xerox
have helped businesses simplify the way work gets done. Today, we are
the global leader in business process and document management, helping
organizations of any size be more efficient so they can focus on their
real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., more than 140,000 Xerox
employees serve clients in 160 countries, providing business
equipment and software for commercial and government organizations.
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