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Expert Witness: Chad Burton Explains the Virtual Law Firm

Expert Witness: Chad Burton Explains the Virtual Law Firm 150 150 Michael Beumer

Nextpoint’s Expert Witness is a feature offering insights from lawyers, technologists, law enforcement, entrepreneurs, and other interesting people influencing our industry and world. Check back regularly for thought-provoking expert opinions. The Man with the Virtual Law Firm Chad Burton is a serious multi-tasker. While building a fast-growing practice at Burton Law, he’s also managed to…

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Understanding Cloud eDiscovery Software

Understanding Cloud eDiscovery Software 150 150 Jason Krause

Nextpoint began as a nimble trial support company, so we love powerful graphics that make your case. We’ve been talking for years about why it’s important that our services are cloud-based, Software-as-a-Service applications, but it’s not easy to explain succinctly. We started a trend. As more eDiscovery software companies jump on our cloud eDiscovery bandwagon, it’s hard to separate…

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SaaS is the Only Solution for eDiscovery in Small Cases

SaaS is the Only Solution for eDiscovery in Small Cases 150 150 Jason Krause

I admit it. I was wrong. During the last decade, legal technology pundits promoted the idea that lawyers could cobble together eDiscovery software from free or inexpensive desktop solutions. I was guilty of this myself, as in this ABA Journal piece, where I suggested lawyers should buy their own desktop software for extracting and managing electronic…

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Facing Down the Multi District Litigation (MDL) Challenge

Facing Down the Multi District Litigation (MDL) Challenge 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

As with all types of litigation, the volumes of data involved in Multi-District Litigation (MDL) and Class Actions are exploding in both volume and diversity. Merging complex cases into one matter simplifies litigation, as in upcoming drug safety litigation over drugs like Yaz and Pradaxa. However less complicated that can make a matter from a legal…

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Why the Internet is Crushing eDiscovery

Why the Internet is Crushing eDiscovery 1000 667 Jason Krause

More than a decade ago, at the end of the dotcom boom, I wrote an article called “Has the Net Stopped Growing?” At the time it was a shocking thing to consider, since the incredible economic growth of the previous decade had been built largely on the fantastic growth of the Internet. It was a temporary hiccup, because…

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Sharepoint eDiscovery: Preserving Cloud and Sharepoint Data for Litigation

Sharepoint eDiscovery: Preserving Cloud and Sharepoint Data for Litigation 150 150 Jason Krause

We all know that big data is not only threatening to break corporate IT budgets, but threatens to overwhelm the legal system. As organizations try to solve one problem, like controlling ownership of data, they inevitably create new headaches for the legal department. These self-inflicted wounds are probably inevitable to some degree in the data-intensive…

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Robots Are Not Replacing eDiscovery Lawyers

Robots Are Not Replacing eDiscovery Lawyers 150 150 Jason Krause

Somehow, editors across the country have gotten the idea that computers will replace lawyers in litigation. The Wall Street Journal asked, Why Hire a Lawyer? Computers Are Cheaper, and The New York Times promised a world of Armies of Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software. Columnist Paul Krugman even picked up the theme to discuss the economy. Most recently, the New…

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Standing on the Shoulders of Cloud Computers

Standing on the Shoulders of Cloud Computers 150 150 Jason Krause

For science geeks, the real Fourth of July fireworks was the announcement that the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland had found a particle likely to be the Higgs Boson, the last unobserved particle that completes the Standard Model in physics. The discovery is a massive achievement that is the culmination of centuries of research, insight,…

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Sensationalism and Cloud Computing

Sensationalism and Cloud Computing 150 150 aayers

By this point, I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of sensationalist news about cloud computing. That’s to be expected, as cloud computing represents a huge technological shift and will continue to demand a lot of attention. Yesterday, the Washington Post published this gem of an article based on a power outage that impacted one of…

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Apps that Supercharge Cloud Computing

Apps that Supercharge Cloud Computing 150 150 Nextpoint

Cloud computing has clearly changed the technology landscape. Most users are familiar with the decreased storage costs and productivity gains found in cloud solutions, but there are other, more subtle ways cloud platforms take advantage of the efficiencies of the Internet. One of the most liberating aspects of adopting a cloud solution for hosting your…

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