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Cloud Computing Caveats Part I: Take Time with the Details

  
  
  

Switching to a cloud can save money by lowering IT and data center support costs, improving performance and scalability, and reducing storage costs.  However, stakeholders and counsel should be cognizant that cloud computing presents various legal issues around control and custody of data, data preservation and collection, data review and production, and of course, attorney-client privilege. 

eDiscovery and Electronic Conveniences

  
  
  

How do electronic conveniences affect privacy? This question was a highlight of discussion on July 19 at the Masters Series for Legal Professionals Conference.

The conference was held at the Downtown Association in New York City. The event was designed as a discussion forum for legal professionals.  A series of sessions were held throughout the afternoon and topics centered around eDiscovery-related issues.

e discovery | Dodging e discovery disasters with three best practices

  
  
  

Over the course of April and May, Digital Reef hosted a three part webinar series on “eDiscovery Best Practices” led by industry experts. The webinars addressed many eDiscovery issues and gave insight into how to avoid eDiscovery disasters, while also providing a variety of ways to implement new eDiscovery strategies.  The webinar series did so by fostering many lively discussions and providing all participants with relatable real world examples.

Cloud Data Services and The Day of Reckoning

  
  
  

Sorry to start the year off with such an ominous title, but one thing I like to think about is how cloud services will change our way of life. They will initially change it for the better but once customers begin using high-volume data services in the cloud they will realize that there are parts of the service they may find missing or incomplete for some aspects of their business. Users may find that they need a “historical record” of their content should an ediscovery event occur in their life.

Why we need a Cloud Data Services “Cable Box”

  
  
  

What we need to get wider adoption of cloud data services (either computing or storage services) is a “cloud cable box” that is “data aware”.  We all have a “cable box” that deals with the network that supplies television, data services, etc. to our homes. My thought is that we need this same kind of simple “de-mark” (as the network guys would say) to enable true “Cloud Services”.

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