Daegis Streamlines eDiscovery with New Technology Assisted Review Solution

  Daegis Streamlines eDiscovery with New Technology Assisted Review Solution

      Daegis Acumen Reduces the Number of Documents for Review by 70-90%

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- October 16, 2012

Daegis (NASDAQ: DAEG), a leading provider of eDiscovery software and services,
today announced the launch of its Hadoop-based technology assisted review
(TAR) solution known as Acumen. The new offering is designed to reduce the
high costs associated with document review while increasing accuracy and
defensibility. Fully integrated into the Daegis eDiscovery Platform, Acumen
reduces the number of documents for first-pass review by 70 to 90 percent,
cutting first pass review costs by up to 50 percent and substantially
increasing the speed and efficiency of the review process.

“The eDiscovery market continues to experience rapid growth and development as
the demands on serial litigants and their outside counsel increase with the
growth of electronically stored information and the diversification of content
generation sources,” said Deborah Jillson, President of Daegis. “Daegis drives
innovation in the industry by developing leading edge solutions such as Acumen
that scale to meet the evolving needs of the legal industry.”

Unlike eDiscovery technologies that focus solely on black-box predictive
coding, Acumen implements a workflow and process-driven approach based on the
latest big data advancements, innovative software algorithms and proven best
practices in human review. Daegis’ focus on scalability future-proofs
corporate concerns around data growth and the challenge of managing, storing,
and securing data as well as sorting and identifying the relevant pieces to
meet eDiscovery obligations.

Acumen utilizes Hadoop-based distributed computing with a modified form of
Probabilistic Latent Semantic indexing to rapidly create and ensure highly
accurate data maps that represent review document sets.The Acumen solution is
seamlessly integrated into the Daegis review platform to leverage existing
advanced search capabilities and process-driven human review. This powerful
combination delivers the industry’s highestlevels of “recall” and

Key elements of Acumen include:

  *Transparency. The Acumen dashboard offers users in-depth insight into
    review progress, accuracy, cost metrics, and the process and data itself.
  *Defensibility without Delays. Acumen has built-in continuous learning and
    checks and balances designed to increase the defensibility of the
    production set. For example, if new data is added to an existing
    population, Acumen automatically resamples and adjusts projections in
    real-time based on the entire new population without requiring a complete
    restart of the sampling process.
  *Advanced Iterative Learning. Acumen’s iterative learning is designed to
    seamlessly integrate technology into well-established document review
    processes, thereby maximizing human review investment. High resolution
    data maps are used to train reviewers, who in turn use the maps to train
    the system to identify responsive documents. The system is designed to
    identify and push ambiguous documents to the review team, thus maximizing
    the training benefit of each reviewed document for both human reviewers
    and the technology.
  *Scalability. Because it is built on the Hadoop architecture, Acumen
    expands and contracts computing capacity based on current need, enabling
    streamlined integration of additional data as the matter progresses.
  *Seamless Platform Integration. Acumen is fully integrated into the Daegis
    eDiscovery Platform enabling users to easily make use of TAR functionality
    across all current and future matters. Acumen is also available as a
    stand-alone review solution.

“Daegis has long been at the forefront of a data-driven approach to eDiscovery
with our SaaS subscription-based platform and advanced data management
methodologies like Cross-Matter Management,” said Doug Stewart, Vice President
of Technology and Innovation at Daegis. “The new Acumen offering, designed and
built in collaboration with big data and statistical experts, is the next
evolution of this data-driven model. Acumen holistically enables the seamless
collaboration of human reviewers and automation technologies, maximizing the
strengths of each and significantly reducing the cost and time spent reviewing
documents in the process.”

“Even as eDiscovery costs have declined across most segments of the eDiscovery
Reference Model (EDRM), the cost of document review continues to increase
significantly as the volume of data requiring review in each matter grows
exponentially,” saidDavid Horrigan, eDiscovery and Information Governance
analyst at451 Research. “The development and adoption of applications that
will cut costs – particularly in the review phase – is critical. Big data
analytics technologies, such as TAR, offer litigants highly sophisticated
tools for rapid and accurate analysis and identification of relevant data,
enabling a more streamlined, targeted and transparent review process.”

Availability and Pricing: The Acumen solution was released on October 15, 2012
and is free of charge for clients using the Daegis eDiscovery Platform for
processing and hosting. Acumen is also offered as a stand-alone solution with
pricing available per gigabyte or as a bundle with other services.

About Daegis

Daegis (NASDAQ: DAEG) is a leading provider of eDiscovery solutions. The
Daegis eDiscovery Platform combines hosted software technology and on-demand
services to deliver comprehensive and cost-effective solutions for
corporations and law firms. Daegis’ technology is revolutionizing eDiscovery
through advancements including Cross-Matter Management, enabling the retention
and reuse of custodian data and attorney work product from one matter to the
next, and Technology Assisted Review (TAR) enabled through its new offering,
Acumen. For more information, visit www.daegis.com,
www.ediscoverycalculators.com or follow us via our blog and Twitter at


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