According to Ari Kaplan Advisors’ 2018 E-discovery Unfiltered Survey of 31 professionals in legal businesses, companies and law firms are increasingly accepting of cloud services.
As reported by Legaltech News, those responsible for e-discovery decisions — from in-house attorneys and in-house personnel to firms — took the survey.
Ari Kaplan, principal of Ari Kaplan Advisors notes that lower hosting and storage costs aren’t the only reasons organizations are reaching for the cloud; they’re also much more comfortable with the technology and the security it offers.
Despite the increased comfort level, there’s a delay in bringing cloud or hybrid solutions in-house. But Legaltech News reports that this hesitation won’t last long.
“Kaplan speculates it could only a matter of time before the cloud becomes pervasive in legal, noting that many legal professionals are reevaluating their technology because of client demands and upcoming data security regulations such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).”
The survey also revealed that in addition to cloud services, corporations and firms are using e-discovery technology for more than just litigation, such as regulatory needs, internal investigations, contract review and data governance tasks.
Finally, as technology-assisted review has continued to improve, so has awareness and confidence. The technology is now usually embedded in e-discovery tools because of the likelihood counsel will use it.