Entropy Soft and Kazeon Deal

December 10, 2008

Entropy Soft is a company that codes connectors. A “connector” allows one enterprise system to tap into the data and information in another enterprise system. Kazeon is one of the companies involved in providing information systems for eDiscovery and enterprise  content applications.

Kazeon’s system can discover, search and index, classify and act on electronically stored information. Kazeon provides a full spectrum of Information Management solutions, including proactive and reactive eDiscovery, information security and privacy, records management, governance, risk & compliance, and data management. The Kazeon Information Server software automates key eDiscovery functions – identification, collection, preservation, processing, analysis and review for corporations, service providers, and law firms. The company is an end-to-end vendor which means that hard copy documents can be processed and then moved through the eDiscovery pipeline.

Entropy Soft provides connectors to a number of companies; for example, Coveo and Endeca. Kazeon will add support for content in systems developed by Alfresco, FileNet P8, Hummingbird DM, Interwoven TeamSite, Microsoft SharePoint, and IBM Lotus Quickplace.

With Entropy’s connectors, Kazeon is making clear its intention to move more aggressively into enterprise search. At a time when some search and content analysis vendors are moving from enterprise search into eDiscovery. I think search and information access companies are looking for new markets. Customers may be confused as vendors flip flop from market to market in pursuit of revenues.

Stephen Arnold, December 10, 2008

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