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Lock and key: Data protection and governance in the cloud

David Whelan explores the challenges of safeguarding and governing data stored in the cloud

30 January 2013

 

‘Cloud computing’ is an overhyped metaphor for shifting your law firm’s information and parts of its technology infrastructure outside of your physical control. We are finally moving towards a point where marketing blather is giving way to more precise definitions, one of the best known being from the National Institute for Standards and Technology.

Once you have stripped the marketing hyperbole from cloud computing, it has some very real benefits for law firms. The elasticity and measurability of the systems can improve the delivery of technology services to your lawyers, staff and clients. It can redeploy your resources from managing server farms to managing the information flow.

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