iDiscovery Solutions, Inc. began its summer with active involvement in several endeavors geared towards helping those in need. In January, the company named Bread for the City (Washington DC) and Orangewood Children’s Foundation (Orange County, CA) as their partner charities for 2014.
On May 31, a few members of iDS’s Costa Mesa office participated in “Boys2Men” for the Orangewood Children’s Foundation. The event helped prepare young men in foster care for entrance into the workforce. The day featured a motivational presentation, a workshop focused on job seeking skills, and a wardrobe session, as each youth spent some quality time with a volunteer business professional. The event concluded with each young man showing off his new look and sharing with the group his career aspirations and goals.
On June 22, several members of the iDS team headed to Bread for the City's Food Pantry in downtown DC for a volunteer event. The two-hour group event was geared towards bagging fresh produce and breads that had been donated. The items were then properly stored and directly distributed to those in need.
From June 16 through June 30, iDS held a company-wide “First Home Kit” building competition. Split into three teams encompassing the entire organization, the groups were tasked with building a kit off a set budget that Bread for the City (BFTC) will present to a deserving person or family that is moving into their first residence after being homeless or in a shelter.
From June 10 through 13, iDS senior manager Mr. Ken Shuart participated on a two-man team in the Race Across the West, an 860-mile, non-stop cycling race from Oceanside, CA to Durango, CO. With teammate Mark Mandel, the pair covered the four-state race, with over 40,000 feet in elevation change, in just under 55 hours. They combined to raise $3,000 for a pair of charities: the Harwood Center in Memphis, TN, and El Grupo in Tuscon, AZ. The Harwood Center provides support and education for Mid-South families and children from birth to age five who are affected by developmental disabilities. El Grupo is a nonprofit youth development organization with the mission of empowering youth through bicycles.
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The company has announced the rollout of a cutting-edge dashboard reporting tool and the background information for a soon-to-be-released, metrics-laden client portal. Both items will enable clients to have unparalleled access to information about their discovery projects.
iDS’s Electronic Document Discovery (EDD) dashboard is a visually rich reporting tool that allows an unprecedented view into e-Discovery projects in an easily accessible format. The dashboard allows Early Case Assessment (ECA) into Electronically Stored Information (ESI) collection as early as the initial processing stage. Moreover, it allows clients to organize, filter, and cull their collection at the touch of a button. These insights into an ESI collection provide knowledge that allows case teams to create and improve project workflow and reduce the amount of data and time needed for downstream review.
Additionally, iDS announced plans to launch a new, easy-to-use client portal that will provide immediate, in-depth access to project-related metrics surrounding data processing, document review, evidence tracking, project milestones, project billing history, and more. Some unique features included in the tool will be mobile device project reporting, “live chat” for Relativity support, and a single menu with links to all iDS hosted applications. Invaluable information will be presented within a series of intuitive dashboards with drill down capability to an even more data-rich environment.