Wed, Jul 22, 2015
New York, NY – Rational Enterprise, a leader in Information Governance software, announced today that it has been included in Gartner’s July reports entitled “Hype Cycle for Enterprise Information Management, 2015” and “Hype Cycle for Data Security, 2015” for its specialization in Data Classification.*
In the article, Gartner analysts define data classification as:
the process of organizing information through an agreed categorization glossary, enabling effective and efficient prioritization for information governance policy spanning quality, security, access, privacy, storage and retention. The most common use cases are for business value, analytics, compliance, discovery, integration, risk, security and privacy. Data classification involves applying metadata information to the data to facilitate the utilization and governance of the data.
According to Gartner, the benefits of embracing data classification for data security and enterprise information management are significant:
Many organizations believe that the most efficient way to manage data in the future will be to classify it at time of creation. As information management processes continue to evolve and classification tools improve, organizations will need to worry less about data growth and will instead be able to focus on efficient and reliable data use and reuse.
*Gartner, Inc., Hype Cycle for Enterprise Information Management, 2015, Adam M. Ronthal, Guido De Simoni, July 17, 2015, http://www.gartner.com/document/3096424.
Gartner, Inc., Hype Cycle for Enterprise Data Security, 2015, Brian Lowans, July 21, 2015, http://www.gartner.com/document/3098821.
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Thu, Apr 2, 2015
New York, NY - Rational Enterprise, a leader in Information Governance Technology, announced today that it will sponsor the April Chapter Meeting of ARMA Metro NYC.
Rational will join Barclay Blair, Executive Director and Founder of the Information Governance Initiative, in his presentation discussing the role of the Chief Information Governance Officer (CIGO). Attendees will learn why this new role is needed, what function this role will serve, from where CIGO candidates will emerge, and how executives advocating for Information Governance within their organizations can prepare to take on and interact with this role.
The event will be held from 5:30 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 14, 2015 at the Vanderbilt Suites, MetLife Building, 200 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10166.
ARMA International is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on governing information as a strategic asset. The association was established in 1955. Its approximately 27,000+ members include records and information managers, information governance professionals, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, IT managers, consultants, and educators, all of whom work in a wide variety of industries, including government, legal, healthcare, financial services, and petroleum in the United States, Canada, and more than 30 other countries around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.arma.org.
Mon, Mar 2, 2015
Miami, FL - Rational Enterprise, a leader in Information Governance software, announced today that it has joined the Information Governance Initiative (IGI) in its effort to advance the practice of Information Governance by creating a forum for discussing techniques for sustained, proactive efforts to understand and manage information in a better way.
The Information Governance Initiative (IGI) is a cross-disciplinary consortium and think tank dedicated to advancing the adoption of Information Governance (IG) practices and technologies through research, publishing, advocacy and peer-to-peer networking. The IGI publishes research, benchmarking surveys, and guidance for practitioners that is freely available on its website. The IGI Community is a place for practitioners from all facets of IG to come together and learn from each other. The IGI was founded by Barclay Blair and other recognized leaders in the field of Information Governance, and is supported by leading providers of Information Governance products and services. To learn more, please visit http://iginitiative.com.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014
MIAMI, FL – Rational Enterprise, an emerging leader in e-Discovery and Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) software, announced today that it has been selected as the provider of Records Management technology for the Seattle Public School system.
Rational Enterprise’s RFP submission won out over that of Nuix and numerous other software providers to secure the contract. Seattle Public Schools will employ Rational Governance and Rational Review to serve a variety of use cases focusing on classifying content, fulfilling e-Discovery and public records requests, as well as facilitating records retention and cleanup.
Rational Enterprise develops software for the management of enterprise information. The RE product suite consists of Rational Governance, Rational Review, and Rational Analytics. All three products share a unified platform and are fully integrated, and together provide a robust method for gaining visibility into, control over, and an understanding of enterprise data for various means, including information lifecycle management; governance, risk, and compliance; e-discovery; and big data analytics. For more information, visit: http://www.rationalenterprise.com.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014
Miami, FL - Rational Enterprise, an emerging leader in eDiscovery and Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) software, announced today that it will be leading one of the seven roundtables at the 26th Annual General Counsel Conference on June 4, 2014.
Rational’s Chief Technology Officer and table moderator for the event, Mark Gianturco, will focus on the topic of managing unstructured data across the enterprise to enhance compliance, security, litigation readiness, and big data analytics. This is one of seven forums at the conference “designed to provoke thought and spark real-time take-away ideas in connection with specific topics facing in-house and general counsels.”
Gianturco’s discussion will address the troubling problem of how organizations manage their electronic data and conduct their discovery processes given the nature and volume of information proliferation. “Many companies attempt to reduce business risk by employing various fragmented and short-lived technologies and services that only create additional risks, impart huge hidden costs, and miss the opportunity unlock the value trapped inside the data they create and store,” says Gianturco.
During the roundtable, Gianturco will challenge the way the nation’s top GCs currently think about information management and present Rational’s experience developing a single software solution for: gaining visibility into and control over all corporate data in place; searching, reviewing, and producing discovered data; and automatically analyzing, classifying, and understanding data via advanced machine-learning technology.
The 26th Annual General Counsel Conference will be held at the Marriot Marquis in New York City, June 4 through June 5, 2014. For more information and event registration, visit: http://www.cvent.com/events/26th-annual-general-counsel-conference-2014/event-summary-2c2f7ee5000b4fac974877f9ce9892cd.aspx
Rational Enterprise develops software for the management of enterprise information. The RE product suite consists of Rational Governance, Rational Review, and Rational Analytics. All three products share a unified platform and are fully integrated, and together provide a robust method for gaining visibility into, control over, and an understanding of enterprise data for various means, including information lifecycle management; governance, risk, and compliance; e-discovery; and big data analytics. For more information, visit: http://www.rationalenterprise.com
Sun, Oct 7, 2012
Phoenix, AZ - On October 7, 2012, Rational Enterprise presented its Rational Analytics Predictive Coding technology at the National Association of Attorneys General Annual Antitrust Conference.
Rational Analytics aims to help State Attorney Generals quickly and accurately uncover relevant information from targets while saving on discovery costs.
Rational Analytics is the most accurate, efficient, and defensible text classification and predictive coding platform available today. With RI, documents are reviewed by sophisticated technology as an alternative to large-scale contract attorney review. Knowledgeable attorneys review a small representative sample; RI learns from the sample and creates a statistical model to be applied automatically to the balance of documents. RI provides unique transparency by showing the specific document characteristics learned by the technology and represented in the statistical model. The result is improved review accuracy with massive reductions in time and cost. No longer is sophisticated discovery technology outside the reach of State AG budgets.
Used in conjunction with Rational Enterprise’s hosted review platform, Rational Review, AGs will realize further benefits and cost savings. Rational Review (ReD) is a full featured hosted litigation review platform and associated services that also allow AGs to access documents, transcripts, and legal memorandum throughout the offices of the various state AGs. Hosted in secure data centers, ReD is offered at a fraction of the cost of most alternatives. Pricing is simple and predictable with a fixed-fee schedule for unlimited users and matters, tiered on the amount of data. Capabilities include massive scalability, rich analytics and flexible security, all backed by a client services team experienced in some of the most complex litigations of the last decade.
The conference, entitled “Antitrust Federalism: Enhancing the State-Federal Relationship,” was attended by approximately 140 state and federal enforcers, as well as private attorneys and law students. Presenters for Rational Enterprise included: Dr. Constantin Aliferis, Director of the NYU Center for Health Informatics and Bioinformatics and Chief Scientist of Rational Intelligence; and Michael McCutcheon, Director of Business Development and Technology Strategy for Rational Enterprise.
About Rational Enterprise
In business since 2006, Rational Enterprise aims transform the way organizations think about information management, retention compliance, and e?discovery. Rational Enterprise provides its customers with a suite of software solutions; in additional to its predictive coding platform, Rational Intelligence, Rational Enterprise offers: Rational Review a full-featured hosted litigation review platform and services; and Rational Governance, which enables information governance and compliance by tracking user content on desktops and in file shares, email, and content management systems, resulting in fully visible and controllable documents.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012
Rational Enterprise today unveiled a new Partner Program designed to offer partners an opportunity to jumpstart a predictive coding practice. Run by world-class experts, the program will provide practical education on machine learning and text classification in eDiscovery, and will detail how the Rational Analytics platform has been applied in the real world. The goal of the program is to give consulting firms the expertise necessary to apply Rational Intelligence and testify in support of it, as well as to evaluate the use of other platforms.
Litigants’ use of machine learning for predictive coding is one of the largest greenfield opportunities for expert services seen in years. Driven by spiraling discovery costs and sparked by emerging judicial acceptance, the market has reached a tipping point; over the next several years, it is likely that billions of dollars of attorney review will be replaced by technology.
However, current adopters lack the understanding and support needed to make informed and strategic decisions about the technology’s application. Litigants on the producing and receiving end of predictively coded documents are leaving themselves wide open to challenges akin to those seen in Da Silva Moore, where plaintiffs, defendants, and the Court were all confused and misinformed. As predictive coding becomes mainstream, real expertise in machine learning and text classification will first be a weapon, then a necessity.
“For Rational Enterprise, our motivation is simple: not all predictive coding is created equal, and as the maker of the most powerful, transparent, and defensible predictive coding platform available, it is in our best interests to raise the level of discussion. By helping build a community of real expertise, we are certain that the substantial advantages of our platform will become apparent and will help further separate us from the crowd,” said Michael McCreary, CEO of Rational Enterprise.
About Rational Enterprise In business since 2006, Rational Enterprise aims transform the way organizations think about information management, retention compliance, and eDiscovery. RE provides its customers with a suite of software solutions; in additional to its predictive coding platform, Rational Analytics, RE offers: Rational Review a full-featured hosted litigation review platform and services; and Rational Enterprise, which enables information governance and compliance by tracking user content on desktops and in file shares, email, and content management systems, resulting in fully visible and controllable documents.
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Fri, Jun 29, 2012
JOINT PRESS RELEASE
Rational Enterprise integrates Catelas to optimally source training sets for its industry leading Predictive Coding process, Rational Analytics
Partnership reduces time & cost by accurately scoping training document set, for the predictive coding process.
Boston, MA and Miami, FL (June 28, 2012) – Catelas and Rational Enterprise today announced a partnership to provide an integrated service encompassing the Catelas Early Case Intelligence technology & Rational Intelligence, the leading provider of technology assisted review.
Rational Analytics (“RA”) enables customers to model characteristics unique to a small sample of documents and automatically apply that model to code any number of subsequent documents. Since the quality of the output depends heavily on the input, accurately and quickly providing insights into the structure of organizational relationships is critical to developing the most efficient sample sets for predictive coding.
Catelas Early Case Intelligence leverages a unique combination of technologies, based on social network analysis and behavioral analytics, called Relationships Forensics. This allows Catelas to identify the key people and uncover the hot documents in a dataset within hours of data load. The Catelas report informs counsel, allowing them to make better decisions earlier in the process.
The solution will be offered as a fully integrated hosted service by Rational Enterprise and all aspects of the process will be managed by Rational Enterprise. In addition to optimizing the training process, Catelas will generate an Early Case Intelligence report, enabling the client to better understand what the data is saying faster and allowing counsel to stay ahead of the issue.
Michael McCreary, Rational Enterprise President said, “there is no doubt that predictive coding technologies have the potential to offer real cost savings. Getting the initial training set right, however, is a key part of the process. Catelas allows us to uncover key documents and relationships within the dataset fast – that’s of tremendous value.”
Eddie Cogan, Catelas CEO said, “we are very pleased to offer Catelas as a service through Rational Enterprise. Integrating Catelas Early Case Intelligence with Rational Enterprise will allow law firms and corporate legal departments to become smarter, earlier in the process and to benefit from the time and cost savings of technology assisted review.”
About Rational Enterprise
Rational Enterprise develops software that effectuates enterprise retention policy and discovery response against unstructured data, whether on the desktop, or in file share, e-mail server, or document management system. The result is simple and efficient responses to discovery requests that ensure real compliance and provide immediate insight into relevant information. By controlling documents and the discovery process from the start, RE will dramatically reduce the time, costs, and risks associated with compliance and litigation. In 2012 RE, in partnership with recognized leaders in the field of high dimensional text classification, introduced Rational Intelligence, built upon multiple proprietary and exclusive classification technologies. Rational Intelligence offers the most accurate and most defensible predictive coding solution in the eDiscovery, regulatory and compliance markets.
Catelas, a leader in Relationship Forensics, is helping senior litigators become smarter, earlier, by providing true Early Case Intelligence within a day of loading the data. This allows legal counsel to define their case strategy with precision, much earlier in the process, and cut costs by focusing downstream efforts. With solutions for eDiscovery as well as Information Security, Risk and Compliance, Catelas helps companies meet their compliance obligations and react to events faster, reducing the risks associated with doing business. For more information about Catelas, please visit http://www.catelas.com
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Thu, Oct 27, 2011
Rational Review to provide the most powerful and cost effective hosted eDiscovery repository on the market
Miami Beach, FL: Rational Enterprise ("RE"), a company that develops software designed for records retention policy enforcement, has announced today that it will be expanding its product offerings to include Rational Review ("RR"), a hosted review platform. RR will provide the most powerful, yet most cost effective, eDiscovery repository in the marketplace. Through its unique set of features and pricing model, RR will dramatically reduce litigation costs and provide certainty to the litigation budget.
RR is integrated with the suite of Rational Enterprise products. The integration allows existing RE customers to migrate their documents to RR to enable their outside counsel to use the advanced analytics to review, produce, and organize documents for litigation. Integration with RR's Just-In-Time agents also facilitates the seamless and dynamic ability to access an enterprise's data stores without disruption and at minimal costs – allowing a more forensically sound e-discovery process and adherence to an organization's continuing obligation to produce relevant documents created during the course of litigation.
Rational Review is based on the underlying technology of Rational Enterprise's information lifecycle management platform, and as such, incorporates much of the same powerful functionality, including:
- Search and analytics tools, which allow RR to identify and refine the set of relevant custodians and documents. RR provides advanced search capabilities, including concept search, communication mapping, clustering, and email thread analysis, as well as more traditional methodologies (e.g., keyword and metadata).
- Predictive coding via RE's Auto Categorization Engine ("ACE"). ACE is a fully integrated, state-of-the-art suite of machine learning tools based on Support Vector Machine technology. It enables RE, and now RR, to model the characteristics unique to a small sample of coded documents accurately, and apply that model to code any number of similar documents automatically. In this way, ACE will increase accuracy and dramatically reduce the time and costs associated with reviewing large populations of documents.
- An integrated workflow engine that tracks and automates the handling of all loading, culling, search, review, and production activities. Within workflows, an enterprise can pre-build a structure of search terms, review queues, etc. The workflow remains active to ensure that any new documents entering a matter are evaluated and handled in exactly the same manner as all prior documents. Workflows thus provide consistency and repeatability.
- Self-provisioning of all essential site activities. Through RE's Media Manager and other exposed settings, RR users can self-load and produce documents, set security, organize reviews, and generally administer an entire matter without needing technical assistance.
The Rational Review platform will be sold to law firms and companies already in the midst of litigation. Customers will have the option to purchase an enterprise agreement, which is offered for a fixed monthly hosting fee for unlimited users and matters. This aggressive pricing strategy will allow clients the unprecedented ability to fix litigation hosting costs, resulting in significant cost savings. RE guarantees that eDiscovery costs will be reduced by 50% using the RR platform.
Customers using Rational Review in conjunction with Rational Enterprise will realize further savings. Corporate documents and a rich set of metadata can be loaded directly from an RE instance inside the firewall to the hosted RR repository – at no cost. Not only are processing and loading fees eliminated, but loading time is reduced from days to hours.
With this new offering, Rational Enterprise becomes the only company to offer a purpose-built end-to-end solution that encompasses the enforcement of retention policies, eDiscovery response capabilities, an internal litigation repository, and a hosted litigation repository. A recent analyst report by Parity Research identified the four axes for evaluating the eDiscovery landscape as "Integrated Solutions," "Enablers," "Review Tools," and "Service Providers." In this report, Rational Enterprise received high marks on three of those axes with the only deficiency in being a "Service Provider." The launch of Rational Review positions Rational Enterprise as the only company offering a solution with all four axes.
About Rational Enterprise
Rational Enterprise was started in 2006 by the founders of the then most successful provider of hosted eDiscovery document review and production services. Rational Enterprise develops software that effectuates enterprise retention policy against unstructured data, whether on the desktop, file share, e-mail server, or document management system. Lightweight agents deployed within the enterprise extract text and metadata from user created documents and communications. This information is then sent to a central server, where it is available for: advanced metadata, keyword, concept, and social networking search; analysis and organization; and auto-categorization. This tool can automatically move data from the desktop to document management storage. It will allow the company to keep documents it needs for as long as required, then automatically destroy them according to the company's policy.
Rational Enterprise also has integrated discovery response capabilities, including: hold notification issuance and tracking; the ability to analyze, find, and preserve documents in place; and automatic document collection. The result is simple and efficient responses to discovery requests that ensure real compliance and provide immediate insight into relevant information. By controlling documents and the discovery process from the start, RR will dramatically reduce the time, costs, and risks associated with compliance and litigation.
Mon, Oct 24, 2011
nFrastructure and Rational Enterprise announce partnership to provide compliance, litigation and open government solutions
Partnership Reduces Litigation & FOIA Costs for Customers
MALTA, N.Y. - nFrastructure and Rational Enterprise today announced a partnership to provide a more efficient and effective solution for litigation support, responding to FOIA requests, and ensuring compliance. This solution will be delivered as part of nfrastructure’s cloud services.
Rational Enterprise develops software that brings unstructured data, whether on the desktop, file share, e-mail server, or document management system, into compliance with today’s document retention and electronic discovery laws and regulations. The solution includes integrated discovery response and analytics capabilities. Rational Enterprise was started in 2006 by the founders of the most successful provider of hosted e-discovery document review and production services at the time.
nFrastructure will host, implement and manage the solution. With almost 20 years of services experience, nfrastructure has a proven history of successfully supporting public sector and fortune 500 customers. nfrastructure has expertise in technology operations and a word-class IT infrastructure. nfrastructure will provide a secure, reliable, and scalable cloud solution, which removes the need to acquire, manage, and maintain additional hardware.
“nFrastructure is pleased to add Rational Enterprise to our cloud services offerings,” said Daniel T. Picket III, nFrastructure’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to creating capacity for our customers by decreasing the time and expense required to collect, organize and access data. Using Rational Enterprise, our clients will once again be freed up to focus on their core mission instead of managing paperwork and scattered digital files.
“We are excited to be working with an innovator like nfrastructure to deliver a SaaS offering to our public and private sector customers. Together, we can provide the private sector and government agencies with a more efficient and effective solution for managing digital information throughout its lifecycle to support regulatory compliance and e-discovery for litigation,” explains Michael McCreary, President of Rational Enterprise.
Both companies are headquartered in New York’s Tech Valley.
nfrastructure helps large enterprises design, build and operate mission-critical technology infrastructure. Combining proven methods and tools, world-class engineering talent, on-site technical service in every major North American market and tightly integrated low cost remote support, nfrastructure collaborates with customers to deliver sustainable disruptive value. With industry practices in public sector, financial services, retail, healthcare, technology, communications, public safety and energy, nfrastructure works with leading technology hardware and software vendors to provide comprehensive data center, network, security, unified communications, end-point, structured cabling, staffing and outsourcing solutions. For more information please visit www.nFrastructure.com
About Rational Enterprise
Rational Enterprise was started in 2006 by the founders of the then most successful provider of hosted e-discovery document review and production services. Rational Enterprise develops software that effectuates enterprise retention policy against unstructured data, whether on the desktop, file share, e-mail server, or document management system. Rational Enterprise also has integrated discovery response capabilities, including: hold notification issuance and tracking; the ability to analyze, find and preserve documents in place; and automatic document collection. The result is simple and efficient responses to discovery requests that ensure real compliance and provide immediate insight into relevant information. By controlling documents and the discovery process from the start, RE will dramatically reduce the time, costs, and risks associated with compliance and litigation.
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