Perth, Australia – May 11, 2021, Global software company Nuix (www.nuix.com, ASX:NXL) and leading solution provider EDMS Consultants, have announced a new partnership to offer Nuix solutions to the natural resources sector in Western Australia and ASEAN region.
Both companies aim to provide litigation and investigations technology to support the booming natural resources sector which faces increasing regulations, class actions, cybersecurity and privacy issues, internal investigations, and intellectual property disputes.
“Throughout the years we have been in the business, the energy, resources, and utilities sectors are among the most highly regulated industries,” said Peter Buck, Business Development Director of EDMS Consultants. “Now more than ever, operators need full access to their unstructured data or data silos to ensure regulatory compliance.”
He added, “We have worked with PETRONAS, BP, Exxon, PTTEP, and KPOC (PETRONAS/ Shell / ConocoPhillips) on various services throughout the years, and we believe based on experience Nuix has the ideal solution for big organisations with unstructured data”.
The explosion of unstructured data places an increasing burden on large enterprises – especially those in the mining and energy sector that manage very complex projects – to sort through the massive volumes of content they gather, generate and exchange every day. Added to this challenge, the often remote and distributed business model with operations and assets spread over a wide geographical area means that information governance and data access are crucial.
‘’Nuix has a proven history of partnering with large enterprises to solve their messy data challenge,’’ said Jonathan Rees, Nuix Executive Vice President, International. “We have the world’s leading technology for extracting intelligence from high volumes of structured and unstructured data, forged from our experience with regulatory inquiries. Opening new markets and customer segments will continue our growth path and I am excited to partner with EDMS, to drive our combined solution and services, into the wide footprint EDMS has in the natural resources industry.”
Nuix (www.nuix.com, ASX:NXL) creates innovative software that empowers organisations to simply and quickly find the truth from any data in a digital world. We are a passionate and talented team, delighting our customers with software that transforms data into actionable intelligence and helps them overcome the challenges of litigation, investigation, governance, risk, and compliance.
EDMS is a leading solution provider in the Asia Pacific Region, providing enterprise data solutions to the Energy, Resource & Utility industry. We continuously explore and find the best solution to offer our clients. We have a multi-disciplined team of specialists, based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Perth, Australia to support our clients. EDMS has implemented projects to the leading Energy, Resource & Utility throughout the region.
You’ve likely heard the common catchphrase ‘end-to-end’ many times in our little eDiscovery world. It’s a buzzword that has helped to serve many of us in the investigations, eDiscovery, and compliance communities. Even Gartner uses it, stating “By 2023, more than 70% of enterprise IT leaders will upgrade to end-to-end e-discovery software to reduce time and legal spend, up from 10% in 2019.”
In recent years, there has been an undeniable uptick in enterprise customers leveraging a combination of software and eDiscovery consultants helping to build their own end-to-end in-house eDiscovery and information governance program. In helping to architect many of these, it occurred to me that the very phrase itself can be quite misleading.
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
The left ‘end’ is rather straightforward. The duty to preserve electronically stored information (ESI) gets triggered when litigation is reasonably anticipated. From there, we know the rest—preservation, collection, processing, and review of discoverable ESI ensues. Makes sense.
The right ‘end’ is where it gets a little foggy and some logical questions begin to surface:
Does it truly end with a production / presentation?
If so, is it safe to presume that each end-to-end process is an isolated, matter-by-matter task that has a defined beginning and a defined end?
What about all the time and money we just spent on the last case? Are we going to let all those expensive coding and case strategy decisions go to waste?
Wait, are you telling me that we are also going to have to re-collect, re-process, and re-review everything again the next time a new matter pops up, even if the same custodian’s data is required again?
At Nuix, we embrace these questions and begin asking questions of our own, for your eDiscovery and information governance program’s benefit:
Why collect the same data over and over?
Why process data more than once?
Why not create a principal data inventory of your frequent flier custodians’ ESI?
Why can’t we leverage modernized scalable architecture to be able to search, analyze, and cull even the largest and most voluminous data sets?
If data makes it to review, do you want to be clever with those coding decisions and bolt them back onto your ESI warehouse, ensuring that these costly coding decisions get reused to help guide attorneys for future matters?
If redactions are being made for PII, PHI, trade secrets, etc., would it be helpful to carry those coding decisions and redactions forward for each new matter containing that identical record?
For data that has been processed and is no longer responsive to legal hold, wouldn’t it help to be able to safely and easily release the data from your ESI warehouse and where it lives in the wild?
AN ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTIONS
These questions have led us to create a 360° approach to the litigation lifecycle that saves millions of dollars and thousands of hours of time previously spent in collection, processing, and review. Perhaps even more important, it delivers consistency across future reviews and productions. As the intelligence layer grows over time, your ESI warehouse becomes smarter, more agile, and exponentially more valuable.
Combining enterprise-grade collection, processing, and review technology with knowledgeable experts can help you build a defensible, repeatable, and future-proof eDiscovery and information governance program. In short, putting an end to ‘end-to-end.’