This week, it seems everyone is concerned about finding the right information in the right place. MetaVis makes its migration tools compatible with Office 365 for Government, Recommind adds a SharePoint module for Decisiv Search, DiscoverReady and Equivio extend their partnership, while QlikTech buys Expressor.

Recommind Enhances Decisiv Search

Recommind has introduced a new module this week for Decisiv Search called Content Delivery for SharePoint (CDS), for indexing and displaying content of any kind, from any location, within SharePoint 2010.

Content Delivery for SharePoint makes it easy for organizations to assemble and display enterprise content within SharePoint 2010, no matter where that content happens to reside.

Previously, to access information stored outside of SharePoint, organizations needed to use a host of third-party connectors, each with its own interface and configuration options.

This new module indexes content wherever it is, enabling users to place the content on a SharePoint page by displaying the results of a simple pre-configured search query.

Content Delivery for SharePoint removes the need for multiple Web Parts from different vendors, providing a unified view of content that simplifies site and page creation, accelerates design and deployment of SharePoint environments and reduces overall costs.

The module is built using Recommind’s CORE (Context Optimized Relevancy Engine) platform. CDS connects users with relevant information from document management and records management systems, portals, email systems and a myriad other applications and databases, completely in context.  It is available in limited release to current customers, with general availability coming in Q3.

MetaVis SharePoint Tools and Office 365 for Gov

Office 365 for Government get a boost this week with the announcement that MetaVis has made its SharePoint Migration, Administration and Governance tools compatible with Microsoft Office 365 for Government.

With MetaVis, government users can migrate to Office 365 regardless of where content may reside -- BPOS, premise-based SharePoint, file shares or Google.

While Office 365 for Government ensures that federal and state agencies have the dedicated cloud-based infrastructure it does not include tools for migration or day-to-day administration and governance," said Peter Senescu, president of MetaVis.

MetaVis fills this gap by providing a platform for migration, permissions management and backup. The Office 365 Bundle includes the following modules:

  • Migrator for SharePoint: Easy to use tool for migrating SharePoint (premise-based or hosted) to Office 365 SharePoint
  • Migrator for Google: Move, classify and map content from Google Docs and Google Apps to Office 365 SharePoint
  • File Manager: Allow users to migrate content, folder structures and metadata between file systems and Office 365
  • Backup: Backup and archive Office 365 SharePoint as well as restore SharePoint items, documents, lists, libraries and sites

There are other modules too, but these are the main ones. MetaVis products are available on the U.S. GSA federal supplier list.

DiscoverReady and Equivio Deepen Partnership

Also this week, legal discovery services provider DiscoverReady and Equivio have announced the integration of the Equivio Relevance predictive coding application into DiscoverReady’s managed review and Dynamic Data Analysis (DDA) services.

Over three years ago, DiscoverReady adopted Equivio's near-duplicates and email threads technology within its managed review service to increase consistency and speed.

In addition, the technology was integrated within its DDA services to quickly gain case knowledge, enabling the provision of full discovery cost estimates and the formulation of cost-reducing strategies.

The integration of Relevance injects predictive coding into DiscoverReady’s services helping reduce review volumes and costs, while improving the consistency and quality of its managed review, i-Decision Automated Review and DDA services.

The companies also say that the alliance provides "a framework for us to explore new avenues for enhancement of the business process of litigation and the development of new analytic applications."

QlikTech Buys Expressor

Finally this week, on the acquisition front, business intelligence and discovery vendor QlikTech has announced it has acquired Expressor Software, a Burlington, Massachusetts-based data management software company and QlikTech Qonnect partner.

QlikTech acquired Expressor's data management solution to help facilitate the expansion of  QlikView -- QlikTech's platform. Combing the two, QlikTech says, enterprise users can have the data they need to make better decisions with all of the critical IT security and governance. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

As the need for efficient discovery processes and results keeps growing QlikTech says its customers are increasingly required to describe data consistently and then reuse it to speed up deployment of additional applications.

The combined offering will provide QlikView's Business Discovery platform a metadata intelligence solution that will gives IT departments a view of what data is being used and how it is being used (data lineage), while ensuring consistency and appropriate reuse of common data definitions (data governance).