Leading e-discovery company develops a cutting edge product in record time and cost


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Case study on how a leading e-discovery develops product with Sigma Infosolutions and saves on cost, time and gets expanded ROI

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Leading e-discovery company develops a cutting edge product in record time and cost

  1. 1. Reduced Cost and Time-of-Retrieval by developing intelligence over an existing Electronic Data Discovery tool for a Litigation Support Services Provider
  2. 2. Executive Summary The ClientThe client serves leading Headquartered in Seattle, the client is a premier provider of broad range ofcorporations, law firms and litigation & business consulting services to corporations, law firms andgovernment agencies through their government agencies across North America.broad range of litigation and businessconsulting services. Dealing withlarge amount of data, the client Business Casewanted a seamless electronic data The client initially used DT Search for retrieving sensitive data from itsdiscovery tool that would provide customers’ network. However, every time the discovery needed to bethem digital archival and retrieval of performed, a thin client had to be installed on its customers network. Thisdata so as to ensure security and limited flexibility resulted in the client having to manually share and unsharereliability for future reference. The the drives in the network and also manually copy the information to a specificclient approached Sigma location. The client wanted a domain expert to design, build,and test anInfosolutions to leverage their electronic data discovery tool that would provide centralized access to allexpertise on Electronic Data necessary data needed for zero defect archival & retrieval. They also wantedDiscovery and develop a robust tool the tool to automatically save a copy of the extracted data onto a preferredthat could automate large scale data location and archive to a common repository when the client plugged backsearch and retrieval. This tool will into its own network. This solution would also improve the overallintegrate with the suite of e- performance of the EDD process.discovery solutions already offeredby the client. Challenges The client was often working with sensitive data and could not afford to compromise on the integrity of the data. This was a significant challenge for the successful operation of this tool. Also, the tool needed to remove traces of all activity to ensure security compliance and prevent network vulnerability. Since the client would plug itself into their customers network during this discovery, the tool had to have the capability to crawl across the network, share the drives, extract data and then unshare drives to ensure minimal data pilferage risk.“ 30% time savings during discovery and retrieval While testing, it was a challenge to simulate up to 1700 boxes and such large data silos. Preventing network hacks and vulnerability on the network during extraction was a significant challenge. of e-documents Solution Sigma Infosolution’s team worked closely with the clients team to design and develop MARCO - comprising of 3 modules namely eDiscovery, Indexing, and Search Engine. MARCO was implemented as an intelligent solution layer onto sales@sigmainfo.net
  3. 3. the existing DTsearch framework to develop a centralized web-basedapplication that would offer the combined powerful search capabilities Technologyacross an enterprise network. MARCO supported all the basic search types l J2EElike boolean, phrase or proximity based, along with fuzzy searching,relevancy ranking and natural language based searching. MARCO was built to l .NET componentsbe installed on an individual laptop of the clients executive and when l SQL Server 2000 database used forconnected to an enterprises network would act as a portable server to storage. Compatible with Oracle &completely automate the document retrieval process. It would: MySQL l Automatically crawl into the network to detect the numerous Microsoft l Hibernate used as ORM tool for Windows OS based heterogeneous boxes like e-mail servers, network efficient connection pooling servers, backup tapes, desktops, laptops, PDAs, etc. l Supports exchange server indexing l Automatically share main drives of these boxes on the network to (compatible with Exchange Server perform indexing 2000 & above l Index all the documents stored in various electronic file formats l Perform search on the indexed set of documents to acquire the data as per clients requisites l Automatically save a local repository of the entire set of documents searched on to the clients portable server Business Benefits Key benefits included: l Automatically un-share all the various systems attached l Cost effective tool to review a l Perform filtering by removing duplicate and other non-responsive files large set of data in their native to retrieve the exact set of e-documents formatThe entire solution was developed, tested and deployed with zero variance l Faster indexing at a speed of 4-5on schedule and budget. GB of data per hour l Supports Microsoft Exchange indexing along with files systems and various document formats l Supports all the searching features extended by DT Search l License Free Software with complete ownership l Capability to support context based search for analysiswww.sigmainfo.net
  4. 4. About Sigma Infosolutionsl Sigma Group, an Indian conglomerate has more than 4 decades of experience in Mining, Chemicals Manufacturing & Export, Handicrafts Manufacturing & Exports, and Software Developmentl Sigma Infosolutions is a TUV certified ISO 9001:2008 companyl Headquartered in US with presence in Indial Some of our esteemed customers include Airtel, Zyme Solutions, Yodlee, Celerity Consulting, Resolution Economics, Birla Global Asset Finance, Fosroc Chemicals, Surgery Planet etc.l Sigma Infosolutions’ services comprises of application development, application management, IT Consulting, Offshore testing, and Website and Portal DevelopmentSigma Infosolutions, 2082 Michelson Dr. Sigma Infosolutions, Sigma Towers, #66/A, 13th CrossSuite 100, Irvine, CA 92612 6th Main, JP Nagar, 3rd Phase, Bangalore- 560078Telephone: +1-714-717-1826 Telephone: +91-80-40865100Fax: +1-866-405-6750, Toll Free: 1-888-861-7360 Fax: +91-80-40865103