WSJ today reported that Microsoft is plannign to buy an Israel based company Equivio for about $200 million.
What Equivio does?
Equivio provides text analytics solutions for legal and compliance. Equivio offers Zoom, a court-approved machine learning platform for the legal arena. By enabling the defensible quantification of compliance decisions, Zoom has transformed the business process of e-discovery. Now Zoom is also leading the transformation of information governance. Zoom users include hundreds of leading corporations, law firms and government agencies. Zoom organizes collections of documents in meaningful ways, while quantifying and visualizing the decision space. So you can zoom out for the big picture. Or zoom in to find just what you need.
Who are its customers?
Users include the DoJ, the FTC, KPMG, Deloitte, plus hundreds of law firms and corporations. Many of these users work with Equivio via our network of over 80 e-discovery service providers.
What are the possible integrations inside Microsoft?
SharePoint/Office 365 integration which will allow organizations to analyze their content. They can host Equivio text analytics solutions on the Azure and provide them as part of Machine Learning offerings.