If you read part 1 of this series, you know that cloud technology use in discovery is inevitable. But this article from ProSearch discusses a practical approach to making sure you’re ready for the cloud when the time comes!
Part 2 of the series in Law Journal Newsletters (Cloud-Based Discovery Is at Critical Mass: A Practical Approach, written by Kenneth Spencer of ProSearch) begins by discussing tell-tale signs that it’s time to move to cloud discovery. One tell-tale sign is that it’s estimated that over 60% of all corporate data is stored in the cloud. Another sign is the tremendous amount of investment in cloud and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, with a record year last year.
The primary focus of the discussion of a practical approach to evaluate the cloud platform you’re considering is on the idea of a proof of concept. Personally, I’m a big fan of a proof of concept and highly recommend one as a tool to determine whether the cloud platform will meet your needs. A proof of concept is much easier to conduct with a cloud-based solution, as there are no hardware considerations adding complexity! And the concept applies for any cloud platform you wish to evaluate. Always ask for a proof of concept.
Kenneth provides a terrific, detailed discussion of the elements that should go into your proof of concept. It’s a great read!
How does a proof of concept fit into a practical approach to cloud-based discovery? Kenneth covers that, and more, in his article here, which is the finale of a two-part series.
So, what do you think? Is your organization considering a cloud platform for eDiscovery? If so, read Kenneth’s article series! Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.
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