IBM launches ECM-wide initiative

IBM has unveiled new enterprise content management (ECM) software designed to help clients meet increasingly challenging legal discovery requirements. The new IBM eDiscovery solutions extend IBM's ECM software platform to enable organizations to proactively take control of electronically stored information across the enterprise, helping to reduce e-discovery costs and improve responsiveness to litigation.

IBM says its new software helps companies manage the entire e-discovery process by enabling them to automate collecting, searching and classifying critical information across multiple content sources, while maintaining security and the ability to track changes.

The new eDiscovery software integrates with IBM's auto-classification and records management technology to help IT departments manage information for compliance and electronic discovery requests. IBM's eDiscovery software also integrates with IBM's content-centric business process management (BPM) capabilities to help organizations standardize, control and automate legal discovery workflows and enable third-party components as needed.

The cornerstone component of IBM's solution is the new IBM eDiscovery Manager, which enables organizations to better control the e-discovery process by bringing key e-discovery tasks in house. This helps clients more easily manage electronically stored information; provide earlier insights into collected evidence; and prioritize downstream evidence review, analysis and production.

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