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The Future of eDiscovery and Lit Services for Smaller Organizations?

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The Future of eDiscovery and Lit Services for Smaller Organizations? A Modern Desktop Deployed Solution is a Great Fit

Smaller firms and organizations are often left out of the conversation when it comes to eDiscovery. Yes, they still are expected to handle electronic evidence as it arises in civil litigation or in criminal cases, but because of limited resources, they often must manage ESI either using older legacy software or by handing their data over to a 3rd party vendor.

Many in the industry are saying that new cloud offerings are the solution for small firms, and certainly they give power and flexibility, but are often geared toward enterprise clients (just imagine your grandfather buying a high-end gaming computer to play solitaire and you’ll get the idea). Plus, many firms aren’t ready to move operations to a cloud-based platform, instead wanting to keep things in-house for control and security. That’s where powerful eDiscovery software, which can be deployed on a desktop quickly, affordably, and with continued development and support is a game-changer for smaller shops—keeping them ahead of changing technology trends.

Ipro (desktop) is a discovery, review, and production solution that easily handles millions of records. It is accessible by any number of users within your infrastructure and it can be deployed in less than an hour with all the functionality you need to review cases of any size.

Bob Meyers, 20-year eDiscovery industry veteran and consultant, shares his recent experience working with a small firm out of Las Vegas who focuses on criminal defense: “They had just received a data dump of over 700,000 documents from the DOJ, and needed to find a cost-effective tool quickly to help them load, process, and review all of those documents. Ipro (desktop) became their number one solution.”

A lot of legacy desktop eDiscovery solutions aren’t supported or continually developed. They’re out-of-the-box options, and often out-of-date in dealing with the latest issues. If you want the latest technology, you’re expected to move to the cloud. But in today’s dynamic technology world, simply having functional software isn’t a long-term solution. That’s why the Ipro development team is continually working to meet industry challenges, while the Ipro support team is there to help you with anything that may be an issue today and future-proof your needs.

Along with the latest support and development, Ipro (desktop) lets you easily migrate from the most popular legacy flat-file review databases and has been purpose-built with the most cutting-edge features found in any in-house review platform. Effortlessly manage reviews, unitize documents, ingest native files, and produce documents with this true all-in-one litigation platform.

An additional benefit with Ipro, is that their desktop deployment isn’t the only option: they also have a powerful and robust cloud offering. If your cases get too large for your physical infrastructure or need to be accessed online by co-counsel, they can temporarily be moved to the Ipro Cloud, giving you that extra-horsepower on demand, allowing you to take on cases of any size or complexity without significant ramp-up time or monetary investment.

As electronic data continues to grow and become more and more standard as part of the legal progress, smaller firms need the flexibility to operate powerful software while fitting within their personnel and resource budgets. Ipro (desktop) begins to close that gap. Or as Julie Laboe, expert consultant and trainer in e-discovery and litigation database programs and trial presentation software states, “I’m seeing the scenario [of small firms facing large data sets] more than ever before, and Ipro (desktop) simply levels the playing field for small firms against the bigger players in any type of case.”

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Written by Jim Gill
Content Writer for Ipro Tech

 

About Ipro Tech, LLC
Ipro is a global leader in eDiscovery technology used by legal professionals to streamline discovery of electronic data through presentation at trial. Ipro draws upon decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software, services, and support, bundled as a solution and deployed the way you want it—Desktop, On-prem, or Cloud—significantly reducing the cost and complexity of eDiscovery.

Ipro Announces the Return of The Sedona Conference® to its Ipro Tech Show

Tempe, Ariz. March 8, 2019 – Ipro, a global leader in eDiscovery and Trial software technology announced today that The Sedona Conference will again produce CLE sessions at its annual user conference.  The Sedona Conference will offer three accredited programs on Tuesday April 30, 2019:

  1.  Legal Holds for Collections and Preservation: A Look at the New Sedona Guidelines;
  2. GDPR, CCPA and More: Round-up of State, Federal, and International Privacy Rules; and
  3. Social Media and Mobile Devices – Updated Guidance on Preservation, Processing, and Producing Obligations.

These programs, which draw from The Sedona Conference’s recently published Guidelines and other papers, offer an in depth look at three legal topic areas of critical importance to e-discovery practitioners.

Legal Holds

  • A primer on legal hold law and the impact of the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules;
  • Determining the scope of the duty to preserve: recent court interpretations;
  • The “reasonableness” standard in implementing preservation;
  • The responsibilities of outside counsel in implementing preservation; and
  • Consequences for failing to meet legal hold obligations.

GDPR and Privacy

  • Understanding the long arm of the GDPR and how it affects e-discovery;
  • Preparing for the California Consumer Privacy Act, even if you don’t do business in California;
  • A rundown of new privacy efforts by state and local governments; and
  • How to do e-discovery in this era of heightened privacy concerns.

The program will help you prepare for, and adjust to, the rapidly evolving privacy and data security environment that we all face today, and–more importantly–will face tomorrow.

Social Media and Mobile Devices

  • Social media discovery is now standard in almost all civil litigation;
  • Text messaging is more prevalent than email in today’s business environment; and
  • Third-party apps are replacing the applications and data that used to be behind the firewall.

All sessions are eligible for Continuing Legal Education credit.

“We are delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with The Sedona Conference and are honored to have them as returning presenters at our show,” said Dean Brown, Ipro CEO.

The conference will feature over 50 other informative breakouts that cover eDiscovery and trial presentation best practices. The show is designed to help users get maximum use of Ipro technology.

In addition to the conference sessions, Ipro is hosting a Monday night Welcome Reception, a chance to meet and connect with the Ipro team. Tuesday night is a buffet style dinner, which provides networking opportunities with industry peers. Additionally, the company offers Product Training and Certifications before and after the conference. The show wraps up midday on Wednesday with final training on Thursday.

Ipro Tech Show 2019 is held at Talking Stick Resort in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, which also offers visitors two golf courses, The Spa at Talking Stick, several live entertainment venues and a casino. Spring temperatures in Arizona average in the high 80’s, a perfect opportunity to get a head start on summer vacation with the family. Additional details and event registration can be found at https://techshow.iprotech.com

Ipro – Simplifying the Process from Discovery to Trial.

About Ipro

Ipro is a global leader in eDiscovery technology used by legal professionals to streamline discovery of electronic data through presentation at trial. Ipro draws upon decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software, services and support; bundled as a solution and deployed the way you want it; desktop, On-prem or Cloud, significantly reducing the cost and complexity of eDiscovery.

About The Sedona Conference

The Sedona Conference (TSC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) research and educational institute dedicated to the advanced study of law and policy in the areas of antitrust law, complex litigation, and intellectual property rights. The mission of TSC is to move the law forward in a reasoned and just way through the creation and publication of nonpartisan consensus commentaries and through advanced legal education for the bench and bar.

Ipro is Hiring

Ipro Tech logo

Tempe, Ariz. Jan 29, 2019 – Ipro Tech, a global leader in eDiscovery and Trial technology, announced today the company’s career openings for 2019 due to its growth objectives. Ipro made significant changes across numerous business units, aligning each department’s focus to the overall company goals. As a result, Ipro has positions available for professional talent.

Sales:

  • Business Development Manager for East Coast
  • Proven salespeople with eDiscovery, Trial, and Litigation Software Industry experience

Stop by Booth 302 at Legaltech to chat with existing team members and learn more about working at Ipro.

Development:

  • SDET- Software Development Engineer in Test
  • SDET: Senior Software Development Engineer in Test
  • DevOps: Senior Dev Ops Engineer
  • UX Designer
  • Engineer
  • Backend Developer

 Why work at Ipro?

Ipro offers software, services, and support bundled as a solution and deployed the way you want it, cloud, on-prem, or desktop. Our focus is simplifying the process of discovery to trial, and this is what drives our business. We have renewed focus and streamlined offerings plus services, which differentiate us in a mature market like eDiscovery. Now is the time to join Ipro and be part of a thriving company.

Ipro also offers:

  • Competitive Benefits and Compensation
  • Amazing Open Office
  • Casual Company Culture and Relaxed Dress Code
  • Generous Vacation Policy, Flexible Hours, and Telecommuting Opportunities
  • Located in Tempe, Arizona near the airport, ASU, and many amenities

“Last year was about laying the groundwork for Ipro’s future growth and goals,” said Dean Brown, Ipro Tech CEO. “Our compass is steering us in the right direction, and now is an exciting time to join the team.”

To learn more and apply, check out our Careers page.

 

About Ipro Tech, LLC 
Ipro is a global leader in eDiscovery technology used by legal professionals to streamline discovery of electronic data through presentation at trial. Ipro draws upon decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software solutions and services that significantly reduce the cost and complexity of eDiscovery.

Learn more about Ipro Tech at www.iprotech.com

 

Ipro Announces Product Name Changes

Tempe, Ariz. Jan 29, 2019 – Ipro Tech, a global leader in eDiscovery and Trial technology announced today a name change for its flagship eDiscovery product offerings. Ipro offers eDiscovery software, services and support bundled as a solution with two primary offerings- Ipro eDiscovery Cloud (formerly Automated Digital Discovery) and Ipro eDiscovery Desktop (formerly CaseDirector 360). Both products offer the broadest set of features in an end to end solution and can be deployed the way you want it- Cloud, On-Prem or Desktop.

Ipro welcomed Dean Brown as their new CEO in mid-2018, and his fresh view of the potential for Ipro to drive value for its current customers and new clients is the core of Ipro’s focus. Backed by private equity firm, ParkerGale, who share the vision for Ipro’s future and the building of an executive team that can serve the company and industry alike.

The eDiscovery business is a very important part of the fabric of the legal systems in the developed world. The processes are at a juncture where driving productivity is a key focus for the industry and those who practice law; to keep their prices from going through the roof. As the market matures eDiscovery software providers are looking for ways to differentiate themselves. Ipro not only has the edge with its Ipro eDiscovery Suite but also with the decades of talent on staff who love what they do. Ipro embraces a strong set of values; it stands for something, “We are passionate about what we do at Ipro, and we strive to drive productivity to give you back the time to do what you love!” said Ian Faith, Dir of Marketing. Their customers also share their vision and are enthusiastic advocates for the Ipro brand. As we head into this new year 2019, Ipro continues to focus on simplifying the process from discovery to trial.

To learn more about Ipro eDiscovery for Cloud or Desktop, visit Ipro at Legaltech NY, Booth 302 or schedule a private meeting to learn how Ipro can improve your eDiscovery process.

ABOUT Ipro Tech, LLC
Ipro is a global leader in eDiscovery technology used by legal professionals to streamline discovery of electronic data through presentation at trial. Ipro draws upon decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software solutions and services that significantly reduce the cost and complexity of eDiscovery.

Learn more about Ipro Tech at www.iprotech.com

Ryan Joyce appointed as Senior Vice President of Strategy at Ipro Tech

Ipro Tech logo

Tempe, Ariz. Jan 22, 2019 – Ipro Tech, a global leader in eDiscovery software technology announced today the appointment of Ryan Joyce to Senior Vice President of Strategy. Ipro made significant changes to the sales organization structure in 2019, and the appointment of Ryan to this new role is an integral part of these changes. Ryan is responsible for working closely between Ipro’s clients and product teams, with four main areas of focus: Strategy, Market Intelligence, Product, and Sales & Marketing. Ryan’s years of experience in the industry in a variety of roles, from Support Engineering through leading the Sales and Professional Services Teams at Ipro, made him the ideal choice to head up this new position.

“Ryan’s vast industry experience and understanding of Ipro’s offerings made him the perfect choice to promote to this position. He can help with our present and prospective customers’ needs today, as well as help Ipro focus on the future. In looking at Ryan’s strengths, industry relationships and what the company needs, getting him back to a highly strategic client facing role is a very important part of Ipro’s next phase,” said Dean Brown, Ipro CEO.

Ipro welcomed Dean Brown as their new CEO in mid-2018, and his fresh view of the potential for Ipro to drive value for its current customers and new clients is the core of Ipro’s focus. Backed by private equity firm, ParkerGale, who share the vision for Ipro’s future and the building of an executive team that can serve the company and industry alike.

The eDiscovery business is a very important part of the fabric of the legal systems in the developed world. The processes are at a juncture where driving productivity is a key focus for the industry and those who practice law to keep their prices from going through the roof. As the market matures eDiscovery software providers are looking for ways to differentiate themselves. Ipro not only has the edge within its Ipro eDiscovery Suite but also within the decades of talent on staff who love what they do. Ipro embraces a strong set of values; it stands for something. Their customers also share their values and are enthusiastic advocates for the Ipro brand. As we head into the new year, Ipro continues to focus on simplifying the complex process from discovery to trial.

ABOUT Ipro Tech, LLC
Ipro is a global leader in eDiscovery technology used by legal professionals to streamline discovery of electronic data through presentation at trial. Ipro draws upon decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software solutions and services that significantly reduce the cost and complexity of eDiscovery.
Learn more about Ipro Tech at www.iprotech.com

 

 

Mike Segal joins Ipro Tech as Chief Revenue Officer

Ipro Tech logo

Tempe, Ariz. Jan 15, 2019 – Ipro Tech, a global leader in eDiscovery and Trial technology announced today the appointment of a new member of its executive team, Chief Revenue Officer, Mike Segal. In 2018, Ipro made significant changes to the sales organization structure. The addition of Mike ensures Ipro has the leadership in place to grow to the next level. Mike comes to Ipro with a 20+ year track record of partnering with and scaling existing sales teams to $50+ million or more. Working with rapid growth organizations, Mike commits for the long term, navigating his teams through the entire customer life cycle in complex selling environments making him an ideal addition to the Ipro team.

“I am excited to join a great leadership team and all the passionate people at Ipro Tech who have been serving this industry and customers so well,” said Segal. “I see the opportunity to shape the vision for this market and drive significant growth through our commitment to customer success.”

Ipro welcomed Dean Brown as their new CEO in mid-2018, and his fresh view of the potential for Ipro to drive value for its current customers and new clients is the core of Ipro’s focus. Backed by private equity firm, ParkerGale, who share the vision for Ipro’s future and the building of an executive team that can serve the company and industry alike.

The eDiscovery business is a very important part of the fabric of the legal systems in the developed world. The processes are at a juncture where driving productivity is a key focus for the industry and those who practice law to keep their prices from going through the roof. As the market matures eDiscovery software providers are looking for ways to differentiate themselves. Ipro not only has the edge within its Ipro eDiscovery Suite but also within the decades of talent on staff who love what they do. Ipro embraces a strong set of values; it stands for something. Their customers also share their values and are enthusiastic advocates for the Ipro brand. As we head into the new year, Ipro continues to focus on simplifying the complex process from discovery to trial.

ABOUT Ipro Tech, LLC
Ipro is a global leader in eDiscovery technology used by legal professionals to streamline discovery of electronic data through presentation at trial. Ipro draws upon decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software solutions and services that significantly reduce the cost and complexity of eDiscovery.
Learn more about Ipro Tech at www.iprotech.com

Ian Faith Joins Ipro Tech as Director of Marketing

Ipro Tech logo

Tempe, Ariz. Jan 8th, 2019 – Ipro Tech, a global leader in eDiscovery and Trial technology announced today the appointment of a new member of its executive team, Director of Marketing, Ian Faith. With over 30 years of experience, Faith joins Ipro to bring a fresh new approach to marketing and communications. His history includes go to market strategies for products and services in various markets including; Automotive, Entertainment and Consumer Goods industries, working with clients; Nestle, Universal, P&G, Keurig, Panera, and Ford.

Ipro welcomed Dean Brown as their new CEO in mid 2018, and his fresh view of the potential for Ipro to drive value for its current customers and new clients is the core of Ipro’s focus. Backed by private equity firm, ParkerGale, who share the vision for Ipro’s future and the building of an executive team that can serve the company and industry alike.

The eDiscovery business is a very important part of the fabric of the legal systems in the developed world. The processes are at a juncture where driving productivity is a key focus for the industry and those who practice law to keep their prices from going through the roof. As the market matures eDiscovery software providers are looking for ways to differentiate themselves. Ipro not only has the edge within its Ipro eDiscovery Suite but also within the decades of talent on staff who love what they do. Ipro embraces a strong set of values; it stands for something. Their customers also share their values and are enthusiastic advocates for the Ipro brand. As we head into the new year, Ipro continues to focus on simplifying the complex process from discovery to trial.

“It was a pleasure to meet Dean Brown and hear him talk to the potential and layout the vision for Ipro going forward,” said Faith. “Meeting the rest of the team of truly brilliant people at all levels of the company made it an easy choice to leave my role as Snr VP of Global Marketing at a leading consumer goods software company and join the Ipro team. There is a true passion at Ipro to be a great software company enabled by services and a valuable partner to the legal industry with a consultative approach to engagement.”

About Ipro Tech, LLC 
Ipro is a global leader in eDiscovery technology used by legal professionals to streamline discovery of electronic data through presentation at trial. Ipro draws upon decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software solutions and services that significantly reduce the cost and complexity of eDiscovery.

Learn more about Ipro Tech at www.iprotech.com

Ipro Announces Dates for the Ipro Tech Show, formerly Innovations

Ipro Tech Show

Tempe, Ariz. Jan 7th, 2019 – Ipro Tech, LLC, a global leader in eDiscovery software technology, announced today the 2019 dates and name change for its popular annual user conference. The new name, Ipro Tech Show, reinforces the company’s dedication to simplifying the process from within eDiscovery to Trial litigation software technology. The show provides attendees insights into quality industry knowledge, legal technology futures, productivity drivers, education and training. The Ipro Tech Show will be held April 29 – May 1, 2019. 

“It is an exciting time for Ipro and the show will provide us the platform to celebrate our future with our customers and industry friends. What differentiates Ipro from our competitors is that we offer eDiscovery software, services and support – bundled as a solution. Ipro eDiscovery is deployed the way you want it, Cloud, On-Prem or Desktop,” said Ipro CEO Dean Brown.  

Ipro is excited to announce that there will be new tracks, workshops, and more hands on opportunities for users to interact with the Ipro team. We are also pleased to announce the return of the Sedona Conference to the 2019 show. The Sedona Conference sessions are among over 50 other informative breakouts that cover eDiscovery and Trial Presentation best practices. As always the show is designed to help users get maximum use of their Ipro software technology partnership.  

In addition to the conference and training sessions, Ipro is hosting a Monday night Welcome Reception, a chance to meet and connect with Ipro professionals. Tuesday night brings a buffet style dinner, entertainment, networking opportunities with industry peers and an evening of fun with giveaways and prizes. The show wraps up midday on Wednesday. Details on Keynote speakers and a detailed agenda are to be announced. 

The Ipro Tech Show 2019 is held at Talking Stick Resort in beautiful Scottsdale, Arizona, which also offers visitors two golf courses, a spa, several live entertainment venues and a casino. Additional details and event registration can be found at https://techshow.iprotech.com  

Ipro – Simplifying the Process from Discovery to Trial.  

Can’t wait for April to see us? Come see us at Legaltech New York at booth 302 January 29-31. Set up a meeting with us to learn more about how Ipro can be your legal technology partner.  

About Ipro Tech, LLC 

Ipro is a global leader in eDiscovery technology used by legal professionals to streamline discovery of electronic data through presentation at trial. Ipro draws upon decades of innovation to deliver high-performance software solutions and services that significantly reduce the cost and complexity of eDiscovery.

Dean Brown Named CEO of Ipro Tech

TEMPE, AZ., July 18, 2018 – ParkerGale Capital announced today that it has appointed Dean Brown as Chief Executive Officer of Ipro Tech, a legal software company focused on providing customers with industry-leading software and services solutions ranging from discovery to trial. ParkerGale, a technology-focused private equity firm based in Chicago, IL, acquired Ipro Tech in 2017.

Mr. Brown is an accomplished leader with a 25-year track record of working with high-growth software and service companies. He brings a collaborative leadership style, emphasizing both operational experience and a passion for customer-care. Most recently, Mr. Brown served as the Chief Product and Technology Officer for Open Education, a leading international education technology company. Prior to Open Education, Mr. Brown co-founded and led a technology startup, NextU, leading it to a successful acquisition by Open Education. Previously, Mr. Brown held senior leadership roles with Pearson and Thomson, focusing on technology and growth.

“We conducted an exhaustive search to ensure we could find someone to take the helm as well as grow the company to the next stage,” said Ryan Milligan, Partner at ParkerGale Capital. “We are confident Dean is a great fit and are excited about his executing our shared vision for Ipro.”

Mr. Brown is motivated by a few key things, including building and developing strong teams, delivering world-class software solutions to customers and thoughtful execution.

“I’m incredibly excited to join the Ipro team,” said Mr. Brown. “Ipro has an almost 30-year reputation for outstanding focus on the customer and for providing high-quality discovery and trial software that drives a tremendous ROI for customers. The company has been investing heavily in the next generation of products, and I’m thrilled to join at a time when Ipro can bring such value to our customers.”

ABOUT IPRO TECH, LLC
Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery and legal analytics software solutions. With the addition of the industry leader in trial presentation, TrialDirector 360, Ipro provides solutions from discovery to trial.

TrialDirector 360 is here!

Trial Director 360

Tempe, Ariz., June 25, 2018 — Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in eDiscovery solutions, announced today the release of the all-new TrialDirector 360, the most widely-used trial presentation application available. TrialDirector 360 streamlines the trial presentation process with powerful tools to professionally present case evidence in court.

“We’ve made an already proven and robust product even better while keeping the features our clients love about TrialDirector” said Derek Miller, VP of Product Management.

In addition to the powerful and well-known presentation features, the new TrialDirector 360 includes:

• New database structure to increase reliability and performance

• Updated user interface with customized layouts to fit your workflow

• Ability to share your case and collaborate with others during your trial preparation

• Transcript Management tool with advanced video editing options, including redactions

• Bulk update exhibits in minutes with dynamic labels and resequencing options

• Easily compare designations by party with options to edit video clips on-the-fly

TrialDirector 360 is loaded with new features that simplify the entire trial prep workflow for legal teams. Visit our TrialDirector 360 page to learn more or email sales@staging.iprotech.com

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About Ipro Tech, LLC

Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced eDiscovery software solutions. With the addition of the industry leader in trial presentation, TrialDirector 360, Ipro provides solutions from discovery to trial.