XML markup data goes from unstructured to ‘smarter’ forms
ECM Plus – Dolan Company has acquired DataStream Content Solutions. which sells federal legislative and regulatory data and advanced content management systems to information businesses, publishers and governments.
According to Dolan, DataStream’s proprietary processes and technology transform highly-complex and unstructured data into valuable products and services for its business and government clients.
The acquired firm specialises in applying XML markup language to convert complex and unstructured data into ‘smarter’ forms, enabling flexible queries and dynamic database updates, Dolan said.
Dolan added that DataStream’s proprietary business lines include Legislative Impact and Regulatory Impact, as well as data management technologies which facilitate searching vast federal databases.
The firm also said they were licensed to business clients and to the U.S. House of Representatives Office of Legislative Counsel.
The company also offers other data management, conversion and analytic tools and services. Subsidiary Potomac Publishing was included in the acquisition.
Dolan said its target markets have been government, legislative and regulatory sectors.
DataStream will continue to be run by its founder and president, Mark Anstey, and its chief information architect, Ed Schulke. Both will report to The Dolan Company’s Business Information Division Executive Vice President Mark Stodder. DataStream will remain in its College Park, Maryland, offices, Stodder said.
Sad Anstey: It’s an exciting fit between our technological approach to government information and Dolan’s ability to market high-value business information and intelligence.”
DataStream’s company’s Professional Services Division provides specialised outsourced services to the legal profession through three subsidiaries. NDeX is a provider of mortgage default processing services in the US; DiscoverReady provides outsourced discovery management and document review services to major companies and their law firms; Counsel Press is the nation’s largest provider of appellate services to the legal community.