This week’s blog post for IPRO’s blog is about another benefit of cloud-based eDiscovery solutions – multi-matter management. As I’ve mentioned before, increased use of cloud-based eDiscovery solutions was the second biggest eDiscovery trend for 2021 (behind only discovery of collaboration app data) identified by respondents in the eDiscovery Today 2021 State of the Industry report (sponsored by EDRM) which was issued back in January.
I think most people realize that there are several benefits to cloud-based solutions, including: reduced internal IT costs, easier scalability and access to immediate updates of the platform (as opposed to non-cloud solution implementations where software updates have to be distributed and may encounter issues in different environments). Many people have even come to accept that most cloud-based solutions are more secure than in-house implementations.
Another benefit of cloud-based solutions is that it makes it easier to support multi-matter litigations involving multiple outside counsel firms. Years ago, I supported a client who had cases all over the country related to a particular product liability litigation. While that client had a national counsel firm, they also worked with local counsel firms all around the country that defended cases filed in various local jurisdictions – those local firms and lawyers were selected because they had experience with the local rules and the judges assigned to the cases. While there were multiple cases, the corpus of potentially responsive documents for each of them was largely the same, so they were hosted in a cloud-based eDiscovery solution for all firms to access.
So, what are five benefits of a cloud-based eDiscovery solution for multi-matter management? You can find out on Ipro’s blog here. 😉 It’s just one more click!
So, what do you think? How do you manage discovery for multiple related matters? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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