There was a time when most companies involved in eDiscovery / eDisclosure focused on their own niche strengths, leaving other components of the EDRM (the Electronic Discovery Reference Model) to other companies with the relevant specialist skills. Many then spread their portfolios to left and right of the original starting positions with the aim, much valued by many clients, of keeping responsibility for the process and for the budgets in one hand – or, put more colloquially, having “one butt to kick”.
Notwithstanding the many benefits of this, there remain circumstances in which it is appropriate to use the skills and technology of one company for one stage in the discovery process and those of another for a later stage. The result has been a series of relationships between providers designed to make it easy for each to focus on what it is best at and for data to be passed seamlessly between applications.
Nuix has given us several examples of such relationships which combine Nuix’s ability to collect and process virtually any kind of data quickly and efficiently with the analytic and review capabilities of other products. One of these is FTI Technologies’ Ringtail with its advanced visualisation tools including Document Mapper, Cubes and Mines; the Nuix page about this relationship is here. Another in kCura’s widely used analytics and review application Relativity, whose relationship with Nuix is described here.
The most recent announcement is about integration with iCONECT, whose XERA provides one of the most attractive looking and intuitive tools on the market. The two companies have already been working together to provide seamless ingestion of data from Nuix to iCONECT. The fruits of the latest round of integration gives Nuix users a natural path through electronic collection, ingestion, culling and analysis to XERA. Similarly, iCONECT XERA users can seamlessly access a high-performance tool for pre-review processing and analysis.