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Seagate moves into search and discovery

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Seagate has signed an agreement to acquire MetaLincs, a technology leader in the fast-growing e-discovery market. MetaLincs' patent-pending software helps companies respond to litigation and regulatory issues that require them to search large volumes of electronic data for relevant information. 

The company will become part of the Seagate Services Group and support its mission to help business customers protect and manage valuable company information. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“Today’s announcement represents another strategic step for the Seagate Services Group and further reinforces our commitment to providing customers with innovative technology-based services and solutions that advance their businesses,” says Mark Grace, senior vice-president and GM of Seagate Services Group. “The addition of MetaLincs' solutions will provide our customers with the tools to respond to litigation and compliance requests and help to reduce enterprise e-discovery costs.”
MetaLincs' enterprise-class E-Discovery software automatically analyees E-mails, documents and associated metadata, and presents visual analysis of people, conversations, concepts and communication patterns.
Founded in 2003, MetaLincs is a privately held company with more than 50 employees. CEO Ramon Nunez will join the Seagate Services senior management team and will lead the Seagate Services Group’s e-discovery business unit.