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 what is a true, Software-as-a-Service cloud eDiscovery application, or to explain what the heck Infrastructure-as-a-Service or Platform-as-a-Service means. Kevin Remde, a technology evangelist at Microsoft published this nifty chart that breaks it all down.
The cloud eDiscovery software gamut
The range of options runs from old-fashioned client-server software that demands an experienced, in-house IT staff, to services that offer some infrastructure, all the way to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
As Kevin puts it, SaaS should require no “maintenance or updates or hardware other than your connectivity to the online service you’re purchasing.” That’s what we believe every law firm should look for in cloud eDiscovery software.
We at Nextpoint pay Amazon Web Services to use their infrastructure, and then we build out the rest of the software, features, and functionality on top of that.
All you have to do is sign up, sign in, and start using the service. We offer training to help new users learn to take advantage of the service, but after that, the software is there for you to use as needed.
If you’re interested in learning more about Nextpoint’s cloud eDiscovery solutions, please contact us with any questions you may have. Or, since we are a true SaaS provider, you can start a free trial of Nextpoint today. That’s the power of a ‘true cloud’ eDiscovery service.