X1 Launches Hosted Social Discovery Tool

Pasadena-based X1, which develops electronic discovery and search software, said Tuesday that it has launched a new, hosted version of its software for its customers. The software--which previously only was available as a local, desktop PC installation--is now accessible via the cloud. X1 said it has partnered with D4 and Duff & Phelps for the offering, which makes the software available in a hosted environment. X1 said the new capability helps law firms with per-matter pricing; and reduces cost and gains economy of scale from using hosting from cloud providers. Pricing on the hosted version was not announced.