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"For the channel focused on life-cycle governance and records management this is a huge win," he said. "This makes IBM the only company that has a comprehensive (eDiscovery) suite from middleware that lets you collect, manage and discover content all the way to the high-value policy governance and retention management services that PSS is providing. IBM is the only vendor that has that kind of comprehensive solution in the market."
The PSS software gives IBM another weapon in providing the largest corporations in the world with on-premise eDiscovery solutions. PSS solutions start at about $200,000 and can easily amount to several millions dollars for a Fortune 100 account.
Bisconti said IBM has no immediate plans for a cloud-based solution in the eDiscovery market. He said most customers are asking for on-premise solutions.