Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT

Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT

Naviz Analytics is Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT

Naviz Analytics (Naviz Analytics Inc. is a subsidiary of C2S Technologies) collaborates with Microsoft to accelerate Internet of Things solutions

Verified hardware and software enhance interoperability and allow faster time to production.

Naviz Analytics brings a deep expertise developing and integrating IoT devices with our own data visualization analytics platform hosted on Microsoft Azure to deliver customized solutions for industries and verticals like Ag Tech.  “Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT validates our ability to jumpstart customers’ IoT projects with pre-tested device and operating system combinations,” said Jagan Chitiprolu, Naviz Analytics CEO. “Decreasing the usual customization and work required for compatibility ensures Naviz helps customers get started quickly on their IoT solution.”

“Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT extends our promise to bring IoT to business scale, starting with interoperable solutions from leading technology companies around the world,” said Jerry Lee, Director of Marketing for Azure Internet of Things, Microsoft Corp. “With trusted offerings and verified partners, Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT accelerates the deployment of IoT even further.”

IoT projects are complex and take a long time to implement. Customers find that choosing and connecting the right set of devices, assets or sensors to the cloud can be time-consuming. To jumpstart their IoT projects with confidence, customers are looking for certified devices and platforms that are tested for readiness, compatibility and usability with the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite. By choosing a partner from the Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT program, customers can save time and effort on project specs and RFP processes by knowing in advance what devices and offerings will work with the Azure IoT Suite.

Learn more about this collaboration at Azure Certified for IoT and explore the Azure IoT Suite today.

 “Naviz Analytics Inc. is a subsidiary of C2S Technologies with its primary focus on delivering a complete end-to-end solution for Devices, Connectivity, AI and Dashboards, all based on our innovative Naviz Data Visualization platform.”


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Webinar by Dr. Mark Greenspan of Advanced Viticulture & Christopher Dunagan from Naviz Analytics

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Web-Based Reporting Tool

Lighthouse eDiscovery Announces Web-Based Reporting Tool – Lighthouse Navigate

Comprehensive visual reporting application allows clients to make informed decisions about their data anywhere, any time.

NEW YORK–Lighthouse eDiscovery, a leader in technology-enabled ediscovery services and consulting, today announced the launch of its latest product, Lighthouse Navigate. Navigate is a web-based dashboard and reporting tool that gives users on-demand visibility into important case information such as data volumes, cost savings and spend to date. Lighthouse’s new offering provides clients with the tools they need to make informed case decisions, improve budgeting accuracy, as well as implement and monitor effectiveness of cross-matter processes.

Lighthouse recognizes that centralizing and understanding metrics related to ediscovery is challenging due to the lack of transparency and uniformity of reporting both within and across matters. Monitoring trends and conducting evaluations of ediscovery process effectiveness can be hindered by disjointed and delayed receipt of project details. These issues make it difficult for case teams to monitor and forecast their ediscovery spend and labor efficiency across the EDRM, as well as reduce costs and improve project planning.

“Navigate addresses a gaping market need for an enterprise reporting solution that provides users with the ability to view and compare their data, as well as plan and forecast future spend and budgets,” said Chris Dahl, vice president of Product Development and Consulting at Lighthouse. “Having access to these insights empowers teams to access and share information that directly addresses their ediscovery program needs.”

Other features of Navigate are:

  • Consolidation – Select any one or all matters to see metrics associated with spend, volume and data reduction figures at a glance.
  • Customization  Create, filter and save the combination of reports most relevant.
  • Security – Set cascading security permissions to control which projects or types of information are available to each user.
  • Mobility – Access project information from any web browser on any device.

Navigate will be available in Q1 exclusively to Lighthouse clients at no additional charge. For more information, please contact

About Lighthouse eDiscovery

Lighthouse eDiscovery guides clients through every aspect of ediscovery, from the simplest projects to the most complex, risky matters. Our experienced, dedicated client teams deliver with high velocity, unparalleled quality, and a pragmatic focus on lowering overall ediscovery costs. We develop highly innovative applications built on leading third-party technology, making it more effective and easier to use, and we custom-engineer solutions to specific client requirements. Our client-aligned approach has enabled us to form long-term relationships with many of the world’s leading corporations and top law firms who rely on Lighthouse to meet all of their ediscovery needs. For more information.

Business Intelligence in eDiscovery

Business Intelligence in eDiscovery

Business Intelligence in eDiscovery

This is first of the grand posts on how Business Intelligence in eDiscovery can help Corporations, eDiscovery companies & Law firms to get insights from the existing data and take better decisions.

Below are the questions which I will try to answer in this post

  • What is Business Intelligence?
  • How can Business Intelligence help eDiscovery companies?
  • What are the current market trends?
  • How to build a BI Solution in your organization?

What is Business Intelligence?

The term ‘Business Intelligence’ was originally coined in 1865 by ‘Millar Devens’ in his book ‘Cyclopedia of Commercial and Business Anecdotes’. Devens mentions about a banker who booked profits, owing to the decisions taken by obtaining information before his competitors could do so. This philosophy of using data to take decision holds good even after 150 yrs.

In simple terms, Business Intelligence is a combination of process and tools which enable organizations to get insights from their data to take informed decisions.

Most often than not the process of setting up a BI solution involves gathering historical data from various data sources, creating a model, and visualizing the historical, current and future trends. More advanced functions involve Data mining, Predictive Analytics, Forecasting, What-if Analysis etc.

In this post, I would like to focus more on Business Intelligence for eDiscovery companies.

How can Business Intelligence help eDiscovery companies?

Even today, majority of the reporting is done using Excel files & Presentations prepared by different teams, and distributed to multiple users over emails/shared drives. Major drawbacks of this approach are

  • Reports are prone to human errors
  • No Single Version of Truth
  • Sensitive Data lying on local machines
  • Turn Around Time for reports is very high
  • Dependency on Project Teams and IT to generate new reports
  • User level security not applied on the report

While some eDiscovery software provides system generated reports, most of them serve limited purpose. As various tools are used in the entire eDiscovery process, expecting one of them to do provide an end-to-end BI solution may be an unfair ask.

A custom, automated BI solution overcomes all the above shortcomings, as it can fetch the metadata from different source systems and present them to users in their desired form whilst the security is still in place.

Stakeholders & Users can reap heavy benefits from such a BI solution. Some of the key metrics which are useful for the users are

End Customers (Corporations)– Actuals vs Budget, Forecasting, Cost per GB, Project Timelines, Burn rate, Ad Hoc Exploration, Interactive Storyboards.
Reviewers – QC doc count, Docs reviewed per hour
CxOs– Top 10 Customers/Delayed Projects, Revenue vs Cost
Project teams – Burn down chart, First Pass Review doc count, Reduction%, Status Reports
Sales teams – Historical case metrics
Internal IT – Less dependency to maintain data and reports

Presence of a BI solution Data Integration directly/in-directly also adds value to the services provided by the eDiscovery companies as it brings lot of transparency to the engagement. Some of the value-adds are

  • Lower costs
  • Effective utilization of man power
  • Single version of truth
  • Provide End-to-End visibility – Collection to Production

Some of the questions which a BI solution can also answer are

  • How much more should be spent on the case before a settlement is made?
  • How many reviewers should be allocated to reach the Production timelines?
  • What are cost savings made by the customer by using Technology Assisted Review?
  • How soon will the project cost run out of budget?

What are the current market trends?

There is plethora of products (tools) which provide eDiscovery services. Some of the key software vendors which provide some or most of the solution are kCura (Relativity), Nuix, FTI, Ipro (eCapture, Eclipse), Microsoft (Office 365 – Security & Compliance center)

While these products are good at performing core activities of eDiscovery process, and can provide some standard set of reports, they do not provide all the features available in a standard BI solution.

BI solutions of eDiscovery products

The Good

  • Reporting is ingrained in to the overall solution
  • Users get the same experience as the native tool

But the disadvantages outweigh the advantages

The Bad

  • No Interactivity – Most of the solutions are just canned reports. Key features such as Drill-up / Drill-down, add additional filters on the fly are missing
  • Additional license – Some of the tools need additional license to incorporate BI capability. Ex: Office 365 customers, eDiscovery is available with O365 e3 license, but license for Microsoft Power BI has to be bought separately
  • End to End Visibility – More than one product may be used for the EDRM process. Providing End to End Visibility becomes a challenge
  • Users – Stakeholders who are not part of the tool may not be able to access the reports ex: CxOs
  • Customization – Changing the layout, Custom reports, Incorporating Branding guidelines is a challenge
  • Mobile ready – Reports may not be mobile friendly

Custom end-to-end BI solution is the need of the hour to overcome above challenges.

How to build a BI Solution in your organization?

There are 3 major facets of setting up a BI solution

  • People
  • Process
  • Technology/Tools

Major considerations for the Technology are

  • Connectivity to Source systems
  • Dashboard/Report Features
  • Security

Connectivity to Source systems – All Major eDiscovery Software Vendors provide different ways of accessing their legacy systems in the form of APIs.
Dashboard/Report Features – Dashboards in a BI solution stand-out from the reports provided by the regular eDiscovery tools. Some of the major features of a BI solution are

  • Drill-up/Drill-down
  • Share dashboard (with security still in place)
  • Filters
  • Export to pdf, png, excel, csv
  • Mobile aware
  • Provide multiple visualizations (Charts, Tables, Network Maps)
  • Ability to create new reports and dashboards

Security – Modern BI solutions provide the feasibility to define security at multiple levels. Roles, Dashboard security, Data level security are default features.

How to set up People and Process for a BI solution in your organization, will be explained in my next post.

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