Adi Elliott is VP, Market Planning at Epiq. Some people are talking about eDiscovery in the cloud as if this is something new, and it seems important to be clear both that eDiscovery has long been managed from the cloud and that many other business services and processes have similarly been run on software and servers owned and managed outside the organisation.
Adi Elliott makes the point that eDiscovery has been in the cloud for a decade but has only recently been given that label. There is nothing new in the idea that users do not have to buy hardware or software and are just given a login with access to applications on someone else’s servers.
Salesforce, he says, have been doing this for years, and the same is true of other business applications.