Doubtful law departments are the yeast for document-integrity software rising throughout the company

Vendors see trends that might surprise the rest of us. In Met. Corp. Counsel, Sept. 2010 at 28, a software provider, WorkShare, promotes its applications that assure the integrity of documents – the original has not been altered – and that remove metadata from documents.

They then add a zinger. “Corporate legal teams are now implementing these technologies to cover the entire organization, and we are seeing a trend with other departments adopting the same comparison tools the corporate legal department is using in order to ensure their own document accuracy.”

Must have missed that trend of legal departments verging into IT departments.

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