12 Questions to Ask Any Cloud Provider About eDiscovery

12 Questions to Ask Any Cloud Provider About eDiscovery

12 Questions to Ask Any Cloud Provider About eDiscovery 150 150 Jason Krause

eDiscovery and cloud computing go hand-in-hand. Need convincing? Then download the definitive guide to eDiscovery in the cloud today.

As the leading provider of cloud computing software for litigation, eDiscovery review, and archiving, we have a lot to say on the subject. As we announced recently, we have been awarded the U.S. Patent for using cloud technology for litigation.

Nextpoint services are built on the first, and only patent-protected cloud platform for the legal industry. To find out why you should adopt a cloud platform too, you can now download our free eBook, “Managing eDiscovery in the Cloud: Practical, Ethical, & Technical Considerations.”

This 11-page primer has all of the information, arguments, and data you need to understand the advantages and use cases for cloud computing software in litigation. It also includes a list of the important, technical questions to ask a potential software vendor before buying into a new service. Most importantly, you will be able to find out if they are providing true, cloud technology that fully advantage of the cloud, or offering a kludgy, compromised software solution.

What is Cloud Software?

At a basic level, cloud software is built on the low-cost, high-powered data centers available online. In the business world, almost 60% of companies are already in the cloud with an additional 20% planning to be there within the next 12 months.

But the greatest upside to cloud technology is that cloud providers like Amazon, Microsoft, and Rackspace  invest billions of dollars each year in research and development of cloud platforms, providing more robust services and security than any company or law firm can hope to provide.

For example, Microsoft recently announced it spent 90 percent, or $8.64 billion, of its $9.6 billion R & D budget on cloud services. Thanks to those investments, cloud-computing (also called SaaS) eDiscovery systems cost about 35 percent less than solutions that are hosted in-house. That’s just scratching the surface of cloud computing. Grab the download to learn more.