Extract from article by Gabe Friedman
Earlier this month, Chicago-based kCura announced it plans to release a new version of its flagship e-Discovery software, called RelativityOne.
Under the new system, the company’s partners — who provide e-Discovery services, such as data hosting, and review by licensing kCura’s software — will be able to store data in the Microsoft Azure cloud, as opposed to setting up their own data center.
The latter requires kCura’s partners to lease physical space, buy hardware such as servers and provide security – services for which many partners charge a premium to companies that need e-Discovery services. Just the hint that those revenues may disappear soon has prompted concern from some kCura partners.