Mimosa Systems, a leader in live content archiving solutions, today announced its support of an Extensible Markup Language (XML) standard developed by the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) for the easy transfer of electronically stored information (ESI) throughout all phases of the eDiscovery process. The standard – created by electronic discovery software and services providers, law firms and corporations – provides a uniform format for the exchange of content and metadata between different applications, systems, and organizations involved in the eDiscovery process.
Mimosa will support the EDRM XML within its NearPoint™ platform to extend archived content into downstream review and analytics applications. The company is collaborating with FTI Consulting, a global business advisory firm, to certify that archived content stored in native format can be transformed according to the XML specification and ingested into the FTI Ringtail review and analytics platform without compromising the integrity of the content, maintaining chain of custody throughout the eDiscovery process.
“FTI Ringtail is committed to the EDRM XML standard, and we are pleased to see our partner Mimosa support it,” said Ed Pfromer, senior managing director at FTI (developers of the Ringtail platform). “Jointly, we hope to leverage industry standards in order to streamline and reduce the cost of the eDiscovery process.”
Mimosa’s EDRM XML support will reduce customers’ processing costs as IT and legal departments will no longer have to spend costly time converting data formats when they exchange ESI between applications.
“Our support of the EDRM XML standard demonstrates our leadership role in advancing the technology of eDiscovery,” said Scott Whitney, vice president of product management at Mimosa Systems. “By incorporating this standard into our evolving NearPoint content archive platform we will provide customers with more efficient, easier-to-use products that will help minimize risk and reduce their cost of doing business.”
“The XML standard addresses a core difficulty for electronic discovery consumers and providers – moving and formatting different types of data across disparate systems,” said George Socha, co-founder of EDRM and president of Socha Consulting LLC. “By supporting this standard, Mimosa is taking a leadership role in enabling greater efficiencies within the eDiscovery process.”
The Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) Project was launched in 2005 to address the lack of standards and guidelines in the electronic discovery market. The completed reference model provides a common, flexible and extensible framework for the development, selection, evaluation and use of electronic discovery products and services.
About Mimosa NearPoint
Mimosa NearPoint addresses critical customer requirements around content archiving, eDiscovery, regulatory compliance, business continuity, and storage optimization in a unified solution. Mimosa NearPoint provides legal search workflow, immediate mailbox and message recovery, disaster recovery, email, instant message and file archiving, and self-service search and access in one solution. By leveraging cost-effective storage and advanced classification rules, NearPoint also optimizes content storage and reduces overall infrastructure costs.
Mimosa Systems, Inc. delivers next-generation content archiving solutions for information immediacy, discovery, and continuity. Mimosa NearPoint is the industry's most comprehensive unstructured information management software solution for email, files, and instant messages, enabling archiving, eDiscovery, storage management and recovery in a unified solution. Mimosa is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, recognized for its competencies in networking infrastructure solutions, ISV/software solutions, and advanced infrastructure solutions. Mimosa is a privately held company whose investors include Clearstone Venture Partners, August Capital, JAFCO Ventures, Mayfield Fund and Focus Ventures. Mimosa was founded in 2003 and is based in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, China, Australia and India.
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