Archive for August, 2012

Cloud Computing And E-Discovery: Maximum Gain, Minimum Cost

16 August 2012 – Cloud computing’s cost savings and quick return on investment is frequently making headlines in many sectors, including legal.  With litigation and e-discovery on the rise, it’s important to cut costs without sacrificing quality, and cloud computing is the new “go-to” solution. Yet some litigators are hesitant to switch e-discovery databases to the cloud for fear of risks such as security breaches or data loss. By understanding what cloud computing is, how it can benefit you and what to look for in a service provider, your corporation’s legal department can make the best decisions regarding the use of this powerful technology.

What is the cloud, and what does it do with your data? According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the definition of cloud computing is “on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.”  In other words, the cloud physically separates the user from hardware infrastructure and instead gives … Read more