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November 02, 2012

Xerox OmniX Review Platform Now Works on Nearly Every Browser

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez, TMCnet Contributor

Xerox Litigation Services, the e-discovery department within Xerox, just launched its review platform OmniX, which can be used on every major operating system and browser currently in existence. OmniX will continue running on Microsoft (News - Alert) Windows PCs, but it will now work on Mac OS, Linux, and the most widely used mobile operating systems including iOS and Android.

OmniX's new flexible platform will allow end-users to run their e-discovery projects without having to run to a Microsoft-based operating system. It also makes the IT staff breathe more easily because of a lack of a need for rigid standardization in desktop environment setups while having to conform to security regulations and licensing policies by different OS distributors. This new all-around platform solution is made possible by moving OmniX into the cloud and out of on-site IT resources.

Paul Matthews, CTO of Xerox Litigation Services, said in a statement, "This is a significant development for our clients. The market has accepted viable alternatives to traditional operating systems and browsers, and more, corporations and law firms are demanding that technology keep pace with their computing systems being utilized to manage mission-critical parts of the business - including e-discovery. Now, clients are able to cull through, search, analyze, and review case-specific documents using OmniX's complete functionality, full security features, and intuitive user interface on the operating system, browser, or device of choice."

The industry is moving to Apple (News - Alert), and running an e-discovery review platform chiefly on Windows is suicide. Law firms and legal teams are now locking down the choices and adding new technology that makes the one operating-system way a very bad choice. Forrester (News - Alert), in a recent report, details how half of large companies are now putting Macs in the hands of some of their employees.

OmniX's new flexibility offers a solution that encompasses these major changes to Xerox Litigation Services' clients.

Edited by Jamie Epstein
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