Using M365 Now? Great. Should it Be Your eDiscovery Solution Too?: eDiscovery Best Practices

My most recent blog post for IPRO’s blog is about Microsoft 365 (f.k.a. Office 365) and considerations for M365 using it as your eDiscovery solution as well.

The move toward cloud-based office suite technologies has only accelerated since the pandemic with so many workforces working remotely. As part of that, Microsoft 365 is now used by over a million companies worldwide, with over 650,000 companies using it in the United States alone.  So, even though more of you in the cloud use Google’s G Suite for your office suite needs (surprise!), many of you are using M365.  Should you use it as your eDiscovery solution as well?  In the post, I discuss three factors to consider, based on my experience. 

The post also links to a white paper by Osterman Research (sponsored by IPRO and available here) that looks at several other considerations and many additional questions you should ask about using M365 as your eDiscovery solution, as well as a webinar coming up on June 22 at 1pm ET titled Why your Data and Governance Should Never Be Held Hostage–Preventing Single-Vendor Simplicity from Becoming Platform Lock-in.  The webinar addresses questions that will help you determine the long-term policy and financial consequences of a Microsoft-only (or indeed any Single Vendor) approach and offer some valuable tools and models you can use to reach the long-term economic outcomes your organization wants to achieve.

So, what are the three factors I discuss in my blog post?  You can find out on Ipro’s blog here. 😉  It’s just one more click!

So, what do you think?  Are you using M365?  If so, are you using one of its eDiscovery modules as well?   Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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