I wrote recently and at some length about the fact that corporations are increasingly deciding to take some or all of the eDiscovery function in-house.
Even as I was writing that article, AccessData announced the launch of two tiers of appliance designed to give companies a solution which can be brought in house at once, which is not dependent on the company’s own servers, and which comes with a support package which includes remote implementation, knowledge transfer and other elements needed to minimise the burden on the company’s own support staff.
The Summation Appliance brings the power and functionality of AccessData’s Summation in a ready-to-use package. Alternatively, AccessData offers the Managed, In-House eDiscovery Appliance, a customised and preconfigured server running AccessData’s eDiscovery solution, including legal hold management, data identification and preservation, collections of structured and unstructured sources and web-based early case assessment, as well as Summation for review.
Keith Schrodt of AccessData has described the rationale behind these tools, as well as the appliances themselves in an article called Bring eDiscovery Hardware In-House for More Control, Flexibility and Improved Results. In addition to its own full description, the article has links to product descriptions and some user quotations which serve as references for the product and the its solutions.