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Guidance Software to be bought out by OpenText

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jpickens
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Guidance Software to be bought out by OpenText

Post Posted: Jul 26, 17 19:47

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There you have it kids... will have to see what the future of EnCase will look like.  
 
  

jhup
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Re: Guidance Software to be bought out by OpenText

Post Posted: Jul 26, 17 22:10

Anyone with OpenText product experience, more specifically OpenText responsiveness to user requests, issues, bugs, security problems?  
 
  

Randy_Randerson
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Re: Guidance Software to be bought out by OpenText

Post Posted: Jul 26, 17 22:49

- jhup
Anyone with OpenText product experience, more specifically OpenText responsiveness to user requests, issues, bugs, security problems?


Can't respond directly, only going off of articles being published around the stock exchange: but appears they only did the buy because they want to the customer base. EnCase lauds they are in 75% of Fortune 100 companies. OpenText's last big acquisition was Documentum, which is used in about the same amount of Fortunes. It'll be interesting to see how this goes forward that is for sure.  
 
  

pbobby
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Re: Guidance Software to be bought out by OpenText

Post Posted: Jul 26, 17 23:26

Since they own Axcelerate, that's the final nail in the Encase eDiscovery coffin IMO. The remote connector used by Axcelerate is not as robust as the servlet/endpoint. Would expect them to marry the two and leverage the enterprise servlet deployments out there.
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jpickens
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Re: Guidance Software to be bought out by OpenText

Post Posted: Jul 26, 17 23:29

From OT's perspective it could be a good move since they have a good foot in the discovery arena, EnCase has a decent data acquisition product for their eDiscovery/Risk line. It could tie in with Documentum (which there is some integration already) and other discovery offerings from OT. This is probably the customer base they are looking at.

What OT doesn't have is a cybersecurity or IR platform and this could be a new area for them to invest.  
 
  

Randy_Randerson
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Re: Guidance Software to be bought out by OpenText

Post Posted: Jul 26, 17 23:45

- jpickens
From OT's perspective it could be a good move since they have a good foot in the discovery arena, EnCase has a decent data acquisition product for their eDiscovery/Risk line. It could tie in with Documentum (which there is some integration already) and other discovery offerings from OT. This is probably the customer base they are looking at.

What OT doesn't have is a cybersecurity or IR platform and this could be a new area for them to invest.


Speaking with some folks who use Documentum, this company is apparently very maintenance fee happy. This is also apparently their first forensic suite they've acquired so they are trying to get into this business it seems like. Considering folks saw a rise in their software renewal fees this year for EnCase, I would hate to see what it looks like if this place nickeled and dimed it to oblivion.  
 
  

calimelo
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Re: Guidance Software to be bought out by OpenText

Post Posted: Jul 27, 17 01:23

Encase is dead, so is FTK as long as they don't improve and adapt.
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