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LexisNexis Partners with VCE, Launches Cloud Services for Law Firms

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Content and technology solutions provider LexisNexis Legal & Professional announced a partnership with VCE on Wednesday to bundle their services for legal firms.

The companies say the bundled services will allow litigation service bureaus and large law firms to deploy robust and cost-effective cloud-based systems for handling large-scale electronic discovery projects.

The bundle will combine LexisNexis’ LAW PreDiscovery and Concordance Evolution software tools with VCE’s Vblock Systems. Vblock is a cloud-based converged infrastructure platform which integrates virtualization, computing, networking and storage technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware.

“Enterprises everywhere are looking to lower costs by modernizing their IT infrastructure for the cloud. VCE Vblock Systems provide a robust and flexible path to cloud computing, allowing customers to focus on adding business value, rather than managing disparate IT systems,” said Michael O’Hara, Vice President, Strategic Alliances, VCE. “With our Vblock Systems, LexisNexis can rapidly deploy its software to service bureaus and large law firms with minimal time to market, risk and costs.”

Combining its unique software offering with VCE’s platform allows LexisNexis clients to use its information tools without dedicating time and money to either sourcing a network or building one themselves.

LexisNexis also launched a cloud-based law firm management solution called Firm Manager this week, targeting firms at the other end of spectrum from the large operations who use the litigation bundle. LexisNexis estimates there are 500,000 independent attorneys and law firms, Firm Managers target market, practicing in the US.

The bundled litigation services provide the powerful clouds large firms need for large-scale electronic discovery projects, while Firm Manager serves firms too small to build their own clouds.

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  1. DoktorThomas™

    I do not think client files or files related to client cases can be tendered to third parties without prior written consent of the client(s). I am not a practicing lawyer, but if I were, those digital files that relate to representations or research collateral to those obligations, I'd find it unethical to store them out of the office--no matter what their state being--encrypted or not. Nothing connected to the Internet is absolutely safe nor absolutely private. If NSA can read it (as they can any windows file or encrypted file), so can astute crackers. Therefore, it is entire foreseeable that confidences will be/are compromised. Malpractice would exist even with written permission. Let the lawsuits begin. ©2014 All rights reserved.

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