Late Tuesday we made a significant acquisition to advance our Information Governance strategy by grabbing a hot eDiscovery software vendor called Kazeon Systems. This is a great move for EMC, and specifically for the CMA division, for many reasons. Primarily, with Kazeon, EMC will now be able to deliver in-house, end-to-end eDiscovery and litigation preparedness solutions as part of our EMC SourceOne family.

Here’s a quick primer on Kazeon:  They market a highly scalable, enterprise-grade platform delivered as an appliance. It satisfies the demands of corporations, legal service providers, law firms and consultants for Early Case Assessments, Legal Hold Management, Analysis and Review, and Collection and Culling with an integrated workflow, all in a single platform.  The solution enables organizations to quickly respond to time-sensitive events while simultaneously providing a long-term, proactive eDiscovery solution for future requirements.  It is fast and simple to deploy, and has one of the lowest TCOs in the business – they have demonstrated successfully reducing eDiscovery costs by a factor of 10!

Kazeon has been a partner of ours since 2003, so we know exactly what we’re getting. They’ve enjoyed 100% year-over-year growth, have a great customer list and are highly respected by industry influencers. They deliver proven solutions for a hot, growing market.

I’m excited about adding Kazeon because it helps us extend our position in EDRM (Electronic Discovery Reference Model), which is eDiscovery done right. With Kazeon, we continue to move beyond simple archiving to delivering real value, which is an integrated approach to archiving, compliance and eDiscovery.

Check out the press release for more details.



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