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Trying to Just Keep Up? Why Not Get Ahead?

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Imagine going back into your cave at night, kneeling down to start the fire, when thunk! You feel a sharp rap on your head. In the morning you, wake up groggy but without your favorite wolf pelt. How might you solve this crime?

Investigations have evolved since prehistory. Twenty years ago, many crimes already had a large digital component, and investigators needed tools to analyze the information and extract meaningful evidence from it. A cheeky little startup from Sydney, Australia, set out to do just that.

Since then, crime has become more sophisticated – and so have the demands from courts, regulators and other stakeholders. Whatever your goals are – catching criminals, winning litigation, understanding risk – you need to process vast amounts of data to extract actionable intelligence. The types of data you need to analyze have grown more varied and complex and volumes have exploded.

Budgets, not so much.

That means you’re battling an ever-growing backlog of cases. Hiring people to handle the load, if you can get the headcount, adds to issues of repeatability and defensibility. Less experienced people tend to make more errors – they’re only human – so you need to cross-check their work and repeat steps where they’ve gone astray. Meanwhile, experienced hands keep getting poached by the competition.

You’re not alone. 

What if you could let the machines do the working so the humans could focus on thinking? It could improve everything from productivity to staff retention.

Last December we launched Nuix Automation. This technology allows you to run massive jobs at scale, and quickly and efficiently move from gathering digital evidence to reviewing data and getting on with your day. And you can make data processing near-foolproof by eliminating opportunities for human error.

With Nuix Automation’s sophisticated workflow designer, your most experienced team members can build templates of the processing steps to handle data just the way you (or your customers, or the courts) like. They can focus on best practices, on extensions and integrations. Nuix Automation’s flexible queuing and scheduling then takes those jobs and runs them around the clock, immediately proceeding to the next step, the next job. 

This means you just replicated your experts. 

Your experts can define how data should be processed, and less experienced team members can feed new jobs into the system, leave the execution to Nuix Automation and keep an eye on progress from the shared Nuix Automation interface. Now you can run every job the same way, the best way; you’ve solved repeatability and defensibility. Your team will have more time to engage with customers and focus on complex cases and problems.

The end result? Your clients – investigators, litigators, executives – get better information, faster.

One of Nuix Automation’s early adopters said:

The workflows we set up in Nuix Automation move seamlessly from defining steps to queuing jobs to delivering results. They significantly cut the idle time and tedious button-pushing that slow the progress of investigations. Pulling Nuix Automation into our Nuix stack means we can all monitor progress using a shared interface, accelerating time to investigation and leaving our team members free to work on higher value tasks.
— Thomas Kamphuis, IT Forensics Manager, LKA (State Criminal Police Office) Hessen, Germany

We’re investing a lot in Nuix Automation because we see it as the cornerstone to solving the problems you’ll face in the next decade.

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