Ambient Services: The Evolution of Cloud Computing: What You Need to Know in 2015

Broadcast Date: Friday, April 17, 2015 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)
business, people and technology
Michael Whitt
Ann Zdansky


About Bennett Jones

Bennett Jones is home to more than 380 lawyers and business advisors in ten offices – Calgary, Toronto, Edmonton, Ottawa, Vancouver, Doha, Dubai, Washington, DC, Bermuda, and Beijing. The firm's professional practice encompasses virtually every sector of business, industry and government. Operating as an integrated unit across its geographic locations, the firm's business practice is to assign lawyers to work on client files who have the skills and experience that best meet clients’ needs.

The firm's ranks are filled with leaders in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, energy and natural resources, corporate finance and banking, bankruptcy and restructuring, commercial litigation, climate change, environment construction, technology and intellectual property, tax, competition, international trade and public policy.  


About The Common Source

Established in May of 1997, as one of the first secure and private cloud solutions for hosting confidential and sensitive data for the legal community.  Managing data on a private and secure cloud environment allows parties in multi-party litigation to work from one shared “common source” of data.  Since the users do not have to purchase and maintain the infrastructure to manage large document populations, the smallest of firms can work at an equal level with the larger firms.  The company was so far ahead of its time that its first clients had to access the system via a dial-up modem. 

In 2006, the growth of electronic data was about to exceed the capabilities of existing databases.  We began the development of an intricate system which combined document scanning, indexing, image management, electronic discovery, processing of electronic files to extract metadata, exportability to deliver files, images and data sets on demand – all orchestrated by a sophisticated search and retrieval system:  Gabriel Docs™.  The company has assisted law firms, corporations and the medical industry worldwide with managing volumes of documents.  For more information we can be found online at .