Gartner has recognised EMC with a positive rating in its report entitled ‘MarketScope for E-Discovery Software Product Vendors'.
EMC became a leader in the e-discovery and e-disclosure markets with the release of EMC SourceOne and its acquisition of Kazeon, a e-discovery vendor. Kazeon is an appliance that gathers metadata on all types of electronic files and other content from across an enterprise and then allows an organisation to take action on that content including automating the in-house e-discovery process.
EMC SourceOne is a suite of modular integrated products for archive, records management, search and e-discovery that makes information governance actionable by enabling policy-based information management so customers can improve operational efficiency, ensure compliance and mitigate risks. The addition of Kazeon’s products into EMC SourceOne provides organisations with comprehensive in-house e-discovery capabilities. As customers build their information governance strategy, EMC SourceOne provides them with modular solutions to address their pressing needs whether they start with archiving, compliance or e-discovery.
“We are excited about Gartner’s positive rating. Kazeon is a unique product set that combines automated collection, preservation and analytics, all within the same fast to deploy appliance, so that customers can quickly deploy, significantly reduce data sets and drive tremendous cost out of the e-discovery process," says Servas Venter, acting country manager for EMC South Africa.
"Offering Kazeon as part of EMC SourceOne means that customers can save money on e-discovery while also getting a modular building block for a practical and integrated information governance solution. We will continue to make significant investments in EMC SourceOne, including integrations to EMC’s leading storage, virtualisation and cloud platforms, to further enable our customers to execute on their information governance strategies.”
Enterprises are increasingly looking to bring parts of the e-discovery process in-house particularly early case assessment and first-pass review. According to Gartner, the cost savings as reported by clients, for early case assessment along with in-house collection and preservation, can more than justify the purchase of moderately priced e-discovery software ($100 000 to $500 000). Gartner clients report ROI within three to six months.