London, England (PRWEB) April 3, 2007
Millnet, one of the largest and most innovative litigation support providers in the UK, announced today that it will deploy Equivio's technology for detecting near-duplicate files. Equivio's patent-pending technology significantly reduces the cost, time and effort that Millnet's clients, including some of the UK's leading law firms, corporations and government departments, will need to invest in legal discovery and litigation review processes.
"Innovative law firms in the UK are embracing e-discovery. We view the ability to group together and compare similar documents using Equivio's technology as a strong catalyst in the market's evolution to an electronic environment," said James Moeskops, Director of Millnet Financial Limited. "Equivio's integration with Millnet's range of innovative review techniques including Millnet's patent-pending DocBuster for Outlook is a prime example of the way in which smart technology can leverage the electronic discovery environment to radically reduce costs, oversights and errors."
Moeskops added, "Equivio's ability to handle any language is key for a company like Millnet in providing a global-wide service to its customers. We have used Equivio in cases involving a wide variety of Asian and European languages and it has functioned perfectly."
Millnet is deploying Equivio at key points in the discovery cycle. The near-duplicate groupings are used in the review process, allowing the user to review and treat similar documents together, often in bulk-handling mode. Once review is complete, the Equivio groupings can be used for quality assurance, highlighting near-duplicate sets in which there has been inconsistent treatment of the documents. Millnet also uses the Equivio groupings to match and reconcile between documents sourced from different collections.
"Near-duplicates represent one of the largest hidden costs in legal discovery processes," said Amir Milo, CEO of Equivio. "Feedback from our users indicates that near-duplicates have a huge impact on discovery and litigation costs. Equivio's ability to identify and group near-duplicate documents drives costs down by prioritizing and systemizing the document review process."
Millnet is the largest and longest established legal support services vendor headquartered in Europe. In the past three years, almost four thousand e-Disclosure projects have been undertaken, with over 19 million documents extracted, processed and converted to single unique document databases using Millnet's innovative DocBuster™ technology. More information is available at http://www.millnet.co.uk.
Equivio offers patent-pending technology to detect and group near-duplicate files. Equivio creates a compelling ROI in all business situations in which people need to analyze or manage large sets of documents. By grouping near-duplicates, Equivio enables the review of each set of similar documents as a single coherent entity, systemizing the review process and enhancing efficiency. These capabilities save time and effort, improve review quality and ensure consistent treatment of similar documents. For more information, visit our website at http://www.equivio.com.
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