Cloud services became somewhat more accessible to legal professionals this week, as technology giants and niche players alike introduced new supporting products. Meanwhile, experts continue to note that while putting your data online is trendy, the question of whether its advantages outweigh its drawbacks is a dispute that won’t soon dissipate.
Highlighting the news was Google’s long-expected announcement of an online data storage service, Google Drive, that arrived Tuesday afternoon. In includes collaboration features from Google Docs and Google’s inherent search technology, but whether it’ll work with Google’s Apps Vault e-discovery service is unclear.
Looking forward, “Drive is also an open platform, so we’re working with many third-party developers so you can do things like send faxes, edit videos and create website mockups directly from Drive …. look out for even more useful apps in the future,” blogged Google’s Sundar Pichai, senior vice president, Chrome and Apps. There will be a software development kit to build and integrate apps with Drive, Google software engineer Mike Procopio added. <READ MORE>