Advantages of Cloud Storage in Electronic Discovery Outweigh Risks

April 23, 2012 — 1,611 views  
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Electronic discovery (eDiscovery), the process many attorneys use to secure evidence in civil or criminal legal cases, may require the use of cloud computing. While some people are skeptical about the legal and security risks involved, cloud storage for eDiscovery delivers several benefits that can help lawyers keep evidence safe.

The cloud gives you the chance to ensure an evidence delivery process that is accurate and immediate. You'll be able to export, hold, identify and search through a variety of stored information that could prove priceless in legal proceedings. Using this technology allows you to respond quickly during audits, investigations and other matters.

Additionally, you'll be able to evaluate the key facts surrounding a case before you enter a courtroom. Cloud computing gives you the chance to visualize evidence and develop strategies. This can prove valuable when dealing with defendants or plaintiffs as you can formulate questions based on your evidence.

Electronically stored information allows you to access resources from any desktop computer, laptop or mobile device. You can expand your productivity by bringing this information with you on the go. Placing restrictions on access to this data helps ensure the safety of you and your client, and will benefit your ability to manage operations from any location.