Considering Cloud Computing in the Wake of Sandy?

Keeping business moving in the wake of a disaster like Hurricane Sandy is on the minds of many firms right now.  Not surprisingly, law firm clients may take notice of firms that have noticeable levels of business interruption from compared to those that don’t.

Many are looking at cloud computing as the solution.  Imagine being able to access all of your firm’s data no matter the havoc a major natural disaster or even minor storm might wreak in your area.  Under such circumstances, it may seem that cloud computing is the best solution for access anytime, anywhere, no matter the circumstances.

But is it really? While having your work documents in the cloud offers many perks it is not without its perils, some of which are covered in the ABA’s Cloud Computing for Lawyers.  The book is a great resource to help lawyers understand the cloud computing landscape and assist in making an informed decision about utilizing the cloud for a firm’s document storage needs.

Since no one knows what storm lurks around the corner, it’s a good time to give serious consideration to both the good and bad aspects of cloud computing.

About Cheryl Niemeier

Cheryl Niemeier is Director of Knowledge & Research Services at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Ms. Niemeier received her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1986 and her Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in 1981. Ms. Niemeier has held multiple professional leadership positions in local, regional and national library associations. She frequently speaks at professional association conferences and continuing legal education seminars. Ms. Niemeier has authored multiple articles and seminar publications.
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