Irfan Shuttari, Veritas: Recent Court Rulings Illustrate the Importance of Collaboration Apps in eDiscovery

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Extract from Irfan Shuttari’s article “Recent Court Rulings Illustrate the Importance of Collaboration Apps in eDiscovery”

In the past several years, the use of collaboration apps has exploded within organizations. Collaboration solutions like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Slack and have been growing in popularity over the past several years.

When the pandemic happened, organizations were forced to collaborate more than ever using these solutions. And the usage of them skyrocketed. Here are two examples to illustrate the extent of that growth:

  • Microsoft Teams: After being introduced in 2017, usage of Microsoft Teams rose to 75 million daily active users by April 2020. Today, there are nearly four times as many Teams users – 270 million – as there was less than three years ago!
  • Zoom: As of December 2019, Zoom had 10 million daily meeting participants. By April 2020, that number rose to 300 million daily meeting participants worldwide! Today, it has more than 350 million daily participants!

Most organizations use multiple collaboration apps today, so a combination of Teams, Slack, Zoom, Google Drive and other apps used to collaborate productively isn’t uncommon. There are always new ways to collaborate in business.

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