Xerox Acquires Smart Data, Expands E-Discovery Managed Services

Xerox announced the acquisition of Smart Data Consulting to expand its e-discovery services and technology consulting capabilities. Here's a closer look at how the acquisition will impact both Xerox and Smart Data.

Dan Kobialka, Contributing writer

April 10, 2014

1 Min Read
Manoj Sharma Executive Managing Director of Xerox Litigation Services
Manoj Sharma, Executive Managing Director of Xerox Litigation Services

Xerox (XRX) has acquired Smart Data Consulting, a provider of technology consulting and e-discovery services. The acquistion allows Xerox to expand its e-discovery managed services.

Founded in 2009, Smart Data provides hosted and on-site services using Viewpoint software, an e-discovery platform developed by Lateral Data. Smart Data will continue to deploy, support and deliver Viewpoint managed services to its clients as part of Xerox Litigation Services.


Managed Print Services Acquisition: Xerox Buys LaserNetworks

Managed Print Services: Xerox Enhances Partner Program.

“The synergies couldn’t be clearer for our clients,” Smart Data Managing Partner Ed Robles said in a prepared statement. “The company was first established to address the increasing demands of e-discovery, and the key to successful and defensible litigation management is a delicate balance between strategy and technology.”

Viewpoint enables corporate legal departments and law firms to manage the entire e-discovery lifecycle using a single product. Because Viewpoint allows users to manage collection, processing, early case assessment, analytics, assisted review, review and production with a single product, it can make the e-discovery process more efficient and cost-effective, Xerox said in a prepared statement.

“We’re blending key capabilities with market demand with this acquisition,” said Manoj Sharma, Executive Managing Director of Xerox Litigation Services, according to a press release. “Smart Data’s depth of expertise and customer-focused team will be a valuable addition both to Xerox and for our clients choosing to use Viewpoint to manage their e-discovery projects.”

Xerox offers several e-discovery solutions, including fully outsourced services using the OmniX cloud-based review platform, a CategoriX technology-assisted review service and on-premise e-discovery or managed services with Viewpoint. Xerox’s e-discovery technology is supported by 24/7 professional services, consulting expertise and managed review.

About the Author(s)

Dan Kobialka

Contributing writer, Penton Technology

Dan Kobialka is a contributing writer for MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. In the past, he has produced content for numerous print and online publications, including the Boston Business Journal, Boston Herald and Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State College (now Bridgewater State University). In his free time, Kobialka enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football (Go Patriots!).  

Free Newsletters for the Channel
Register for Your Free Newsletter Now

You May Also Like