Demystifying the Cloud

Author:  Brad Harris, VP of Products, Zapproved, Inc.

It’s a given in today’s era, that ediscovery has moved to the cloud. However, not all cloud ediscovery solutions are created equal. In fact, cloud computing has become an amorphous term easily confused with true Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)—which offers scalability, elasticity, accessibility, security, and predictable affordability. Unfortunately, many cloud-hosted options do not support the same benefits. Legal teams seeking these benefits in the cloud should carefully assess the difference. Gartner notes in its 2015 Magic Quadrant for E-Discovery Software, “Although many offerings are labeled as ‘SaaS,’ caution should be given because some of them are really hosted rather than true SaaS.” Cloud-hosted solutions may offer some cloud benefits such as more accessibility, but they’re not able to offer the same benefits a true-SaaS solution can offer.

Check out the entire article originally posted on Legaltech News for the five attributes of true-SaaS that corporate counsel should look for when opting for a discovery solution and an overview of why true-SaaS software is right for ediscovery.