Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is a new buzzword for technology that has existed since the advent of the Internet. What has changed, however, is the rate at which companies are using these services. Find out if your cloud-computing provider can comply with your data retention plan and various litigation holds. If you’re entering into an agreement with a new provider, ask about support during the collection phase of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). Also ask about service level agreements (SLAs) for uptime, what happens to your data upon separation, and how the provider will recover from a disaster. Or, contact The Whitehouse Law Firm to have the firm ask those and many other important questions on your behalf.

The Whitehouse Law Firm can also help cloud-computing providers review current or planned services to address common concerns of today’s business owners. Contact The Whitehouse Law Firm to discuss your options in this area.

Data Retention Policies

Every business—regardless of size—should have a data retention policy. The contents of that policy, however, are different for each company. Allow The Whitehouse Law Firm to understand your business’ data retention needs and construct a policy specifically for you.

A data retention policy can help maximize your technology investments by ensuring that only data needed to run your business remains on your valuable IT assets. Implementing a data retention policy could increase performance on your applications that don’t perform like they used to. More importantly, a data retention plan will address how to treat your information before, during, and after litigation.

The Whitehouse Law Firm can also help you assess whether your existing data retention policy is being enforced. After all, there’s no use having a policy if it isn’t in use. And for many companies, not following a documented policy could result in a formal audit finding. Audit findings can reduce confidence in your business’ clients and investors, which can be very costly. Contact The Whitehouse Law Firm to review your existing data retention policy against your business’ current requirements. Remember that as technology evolves, so must the policies that control it.