eDiscovery Without the Friction: Highlights from Andy Wilson's 2020 InHouse Keynote Address

eDiscovery Without the Friction: Highlights from Andy Wilson's 2020 InHouse Keynote Address

Today, the EDRM is fractured. When the threat of litigation arises, an organization must issue legal holds to preserve data in the hands of often dozens, sometimes hundreds, of custodians. If they’re lucky, the organization’s legal and IT teams may have access to expensive legacy software to help them out. But for over 80% of in-house legal departments, the process is manual—a tangle of individual emails sent out, reminders created, spreadsheets (so many spreadsheets) compiled, acknowledgments tracked down, etc.

If that matter becomes active, the organization may need a forensics vendor to collect the data, then burn it to hard drives and ship it off to an eDiscovery vendor. That eDiscovery vendor then processes the data, maybe charging ridiculous eDiscovery fees for TIFFing, OCRing, hosting, and promoting to review. We could go on and on down the EDRM, but I think you get the picture.

It is, without question, a mess. An expensive, risky, and incredibly slow mess. And as data explodes, the friction in the system becomes even worse, placing data at risk, pricing thousands, possibly hundreds of thousands, out of the justice system altogether, and destroying the budgets of even the most well-funded organizations.

Logikcull was founded to solve that problem. What if we could make buying eDiscovery software fast, transparent, and easy—drag and drop easy? What if we could make that software so intuitive, so powerfully simple that even novice users could cull the junk out of their data and find what matters? What if we could reduce the inherent risks from the EDRM and centralize data in one secure location?

What if there was a unified solution for disputes and investigations in the age of the cloud?

That’s the vision Logikcull Co-founder and CEO Andy Wilson put forward during his keynote address on the second day of Logikcull’s InHouse conference. And it’s why Logikcull recently released Logikcull Holds, powerfully simple litigation hold software that allows users to issue a hold with a click, automate the administration of legal holds, and seamlessly integrate legal holds with their business software and eDiscovery tools.

Watch the full keynote below and read on for further highlights.

Logikcull Product Insights and Updates

Logikcull’s mission—to create powerfully simple software that unifies the EDRM and ends eDiscovery as we know it—resonates. Today, Logikcull proudly serves over 1,300 customers, with more than 10,000 active users in almost 100 countries.

That includes organizations like Cardinal Health, which is building a Discovery Center of Excellence while building the products that are helping save lives during the pandemic; the Southern Environmental Law Center, which is using Logikcull to help combat global warming—and taking that fight all the way to the Supreme Court; and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which is using Logikcull to save time so its lawyers can focus on their mission work, protecting children from victimization and reuniting missing youth with their families. (All three organizations were celebrated as part of Logikcull’s first Culler Awards.)

Our goal is to help these great organizations and hundreds of others do their jobs better, and that requires a product that is easy, effective, and always available. That’s why Logikcull had zero unplanned downtime in 2020 so far and why we’ve continued to roll out new features (more on that below), so that the latest and best version of Logikcull is available to users instantly.

Logikcull’s mission—to create powerfully simple software that unifies the EDRM—resonates. Today, Logikcull proudly serves over 1,300 customers, with more than 10,000 active users in almost 100 countries.

Throughout 2020, Logikcull users have not slowed down, even in the face of dual health and economic crises. They’ve created over 12,500 new matters, from litigation to internal investigations and subpoena response to data breach analysis.

Those matters are full of data, with over 170,000 GBs of data processed, 257 million documents processed, and 72,000 uploads added to Logikcull this year alone. That includes a single zip file that was 369 GB large, processed and ready for review in under a day.

If each simple drag-and-drop upload saves two hours, Logikculll users have saved 16 years of time.

Speaking of time, Logikcull users have spent more than 160,000 hours in Logikcull in 2020 so far. To put that in perspective, that’s over 18 years. In October alone, users spent over 20,000 hours in Logikcull—nearly 2.5 years’ worth in just a month.

2020 Usage Highlights:

  • 1,300+ customers
  • 10,000+ users
  • 87 countries
  • 12,500+ new matters
  • 170,000 GBs processed
  • 257 million docs processed
  • 72,000+ uploads
  • 160,000 hours spent in-app

What’s New and What’s Coming With Logikcull

In addition to the release of Logikcull Holds, Logikcull’s engineering, product, and design teams have been busy reimagining the Logikcull experience. The result of that has been dozens of updates to the product, including:

  • Google Vault integration
  • Single Sign On (SSO)
  • User Activity Reporting
  • Password Breach Detection
  • Repeat Tags
  • Per-Project Invoicing Automation
  • Data Copy With Work Product
  • Mappable Custodians
  • OLM Support
  • Tag Renaming
  • Keyword Hit Highlights
  • 2x Upload Transfer Speeds
  • Pro User Roles
  • Office 365 Integration
  • + many more!

The teams rolling out these features are also constantly thinking about discovery and litigation in the cloud age. But there is no one “cloud.” There are dozens—and they’re all siloed off from each other. There’s the Amazon cloud, AWS, and the Microsoft cloud, Azure, the Google cloud, IBM’s cloud, Oracle’s cloud (the TikTok cloud?), and many more.

They don’t talk to each other and they don’t play very well together. In the future, you’ll need to be able to move data easily from AWS to Azure or from the Google cloud to the Oracle cloud.

Logikcull is making that happen. Logikcull Polycloud allows you to select the cloud in which your data will be stored. Users can now process their data in Logikcull, then store in their preferred cloud—Azure US or Amazon EU, for example. Just set your storage location in your account preferences. It’s that easy.

In the future, you’ll need to move data easily from cloud to cloud. Logikcull is making that happen, with Logikcull Polycloud.

This is just the start. Imagine storing data in your desired location at the project level, allowing you to move smoothly across increasingly fractured data regimes. It’s a future we’re incredibly excited about and can’t wait to bring to you.

That future will have a new face. Early next year, we’ll release an entirely redesigned Logikcull—one that is even cleaner, faster, and more intuitive. You’ll be able to sort projects more easily, create projects more quickly, and control far more of your interface, so that each user can control what filters they want to see and where. And, of course, we’ve made it faster—up to 10X faster in some cases.

We can’t wait to bring it to you. And we can’t wait to see what happens in the year ahead. Stay tuned!

Want to try out Logikcull Holds or any new eDiscovery features? Sign up for Logikcull Holds here and Logickull eDiscovery here.

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