My latest blog post for IPRO’s blog discusses being creative when building an eDiscovery solution through the use of Open APIs.
Like many boys over the past several decades, I played with LEGOs when I was a kid. Back then, you didn’t buy a kit that was designed to build a specific item, you bought a box of LEGO building blocks in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors with no instructions. You could build whatever you wanted, how ever you wanted to build it – the possibilities were endless, and you could be as creative as you wanted to be.
Unfortunately, those LEGO boxes didn’t sell well, so the company began selling kits, designed to build specific items – everything from a fire truck to the Star Wars Death Star to the Batmobile. And they came with instructions.
Many eDiscovery professionals want to make eDiscovery conform to a “set of instructions” – they want predictability. But eDiscovery no longer fits a set of instructions (if it ever did). Building an eDiscovery solution today involves treating technology components like LEGO blocks and the use of Open APIs to put them together in a creative manner – not according to a “set of instructions” that no longer fits what you’re trying to accomplish.
So, how are Open APIs helpful in building an eDiscovery solution? And who are the “LEGO masters”? You can find out on IPRO’s blog here. It’s just one extra click! 😉 Don’t “LEGO” of your creativity!
So, what do you think? Do you use Open APIs when building an eDiscovery solution? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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