Saturday, June 02, 2007

Reducing Law Firm Storage Requirements With Legal Extranets

With the proliferation of civil litigation in the country, and the increase in e-discover of litigation related documents, file storage size requirements for law firms are skyrocketing. Law firms are looking into SAN's and other methods of storing data in the most cost effective manner possible.

But, another cost containment strategy can be to outsource the storage of this data by placing it on a legal extranet. After all, the government does not build highways, bridges and tunnels to handle peak traffic loads (those of us who live in New York City certainly understand that) so why should law firms do so with data. A firm can store litigation specific data on an external source, without purchasing costly hardware and incurring only the subscription costs associated with the use of a legal extranet system, to keep the costs of storing the data to a minimum.