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With the move to bring e-Discovery in-house well underway, one of the issues that is really going to cause problems is how to find data that is spread across numerous enterprise systems. For its part, Clearwell (news, site) is providing a solution by entering into an OEM agreement with EntropySoft, enabling its e-Discovery platform and tools to rummage around the silos of legacy systems.

It’s not huge move, but it is one that will greatly extend the reach of the e-Discovery platform into most of the major enterprise content management systems being used at the moment.

Clearwell Connectors

This means that, out-of-the box, Clearwell will be able to connect to over 35 content-centric systems in response to e-Discovery requests, have a look in the enterprises content silos and identify, collect and bring relevant content to the point where the original request was made.

And that includes unstructured data too, which is always a little tricky, given the sneaky way that this kind of data proliferates.

Currently the connectors cover all major enterprise content management systems including SharePoint, Documentum, FileNet P8 Interwovern TeamSite, Alfresco and Symantec’s Enterprise Vault.

This is in addition to the BPOS data search function, which was added just before Christmas and just in time for the rebranding of BPOS as Office365, which will include Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft SharePoint Online, Office and Lync, all of which will be searchable using the Clearwell platform

Clearwell and e-Discovery

Just to recap, leaving aside tweaking and smaller additions, the Clearwell e-Discovery had a major upgrade last year that was the result of extensive analysis of how clients in the public and private sectors were already using it, particularly around best practice workflows.

At its core, in keeping with features in previous versions, it was launched with the ability to process data at speeds of one terabyte per day, as well as the ability to scale to 100 million documents on a single appliance.

The new version also came with new templates that targeted companies wishing to bring e-Discovery processes in-house, but who were limited in the resources they have to do this.

Clearwell said that the combined templates offer not only efficient and speedy e-Discovery requests, but can also cut costs by providing extensive early case assessment abilities.

Clearly then, the out-of-the-box ability to connect to data silos in the major CMS systems has added another string to its bow and an added attraction for companies with in-house e-Discovery in their sights.