Pathway Forensics LLC Accelerates E-Discovery Processing with Equivio Technology for Near-Duplicates and Email Threads
Houston-based Computer Forensics & Electronic Discovery Firm Harnesses Equivio Technology to Introduce Major Cost Savings for Corporate Clients and Law Firms
HOUSTON, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pathway Forensics LLC, a Houston-based Computer Forensics, E-Discovery, and Digital Investigations firm, today announced its adoption of Equivio's technology for grouping of near-duplicates and email threads. By eliminating data redundancy, the Equivio solution enables Pathway Forensics to enhance the value of its client services.
Pathway Forensics has incorporated Equivio technology as a standard component of its E-Discovery services, which include collection, processing, analysis, hosting and review. Near-duplicate grouping enables Pathway Forensics to accelerate the processing and review of large collections of electronically stored information (ESI), thus reducing litigation costs for clients.
"As the volume of electronic documents continues to expand exponentially, our clients are seeking solutions that enable them to increase review efficiency and effectiveness," said Brian Larsen, Principal at Pathway Forensics. "Utilizing Equivio's technology for near-duplicates and email threads, we can substantially reduce the number of documents that need to be reviewed by clients, resulting in major cost savings."
The grouping of near-duplicates and email threads allows attorneys to skip redundant data, while focusing exclusively on the unique information in each document. By enhancing the ease of data identification, Equivio reduces the risk of missing key information. The Equivio groupings also ensure similar documents are treated consistently, while increasing review productivity and helping litigators meet tight deadlines.
"We are delighted to partner with client-focused service providers such as Pathway Forensics, which recognizes the need for technologies that enable clients to shorten the E-Discovery process and lower overall litigation costs," said Amir Milo, CEO of Equivio. "These concrete benefits have been demonstrated by our customers in a series of benchmarks, in which the Equivio near-duplicate groupings have consistently driven review cost savings of slightly over 30%. With respect to email, the benchmarks reveal average savings of 50%."
About Pathway Forensics LLC
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Pathway Forensics LLC is a provider of computer forensics and electronic discovery services. The firm's team of professionals has extensive experience in collecting, analyzing and providing expert testimony on electronic evidence from corporate networks, desktop computers, laptops and cell phones. Utilizing the most innovative software and cutting edge facilities, the firm also provides expertise in lab consulting services and supplemental on-site staffing for corporate clients. The firm is continuously called upon to handle cases involving business litigation, employment matters, theft of intellectual property, government inquiries and criminal investigations. Pathway Forensics serves clients throughout the United States including Fortune 500 corporations, law firms, law enforcement agencies and private businesses. For more information visit the firm's website: www.pathwayforensics.com. Expertise at Every Step
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