Before purchasing a new e-discovery platform, there are a number of different questions law firms should ask, including the true cost of the platform, whether current firm hardware can handle the platform, and what to do about the platform’s data security. However, that article linked above does not address one key query that should take place before these questions are asked: Should the firm purchase an e-discovery platform at all, or should it move to make the entire process in-house?

The benefits for purchasing an e-discovery platform have been touted by many vendors, firms they work with, and others for years. Since e-discovery is all they do, many companies argue, they retain the specific market expertise and technology know-how to drive efficiencies through the latest industry trends. Selecting a vendor with strong security controls, meanwhile, can help keep data safe and secure, as well as offload some headache for the firm.

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