Where Do You Keep Your Valuables?

What’s the most valuable thing you own?

Some people’s answer is “money.” Where do you keep yours? For most, it’s off-site, at the bank, rather than at home under a  mattress.

Another high-value item is personal information. Where do you keep your data? Increasingly, information is stored as digital records in the cloud, to make it easy to access and update on different devices. For example, you may keep tax documents, address books, contracts, photos, emails, and immunization records in a cloud service for fast and safe access. And you’re not alone: cloud-based storage is projected to be used by 3.6 billion consumers by 2018, a 50% increase from 2013.

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Privacy-centric industries like healthcare also rely on cloud storage: 83% of them use it. This is true not just because it’s faster, cheaper, and easier to deploy, but because it’s more secure too. Cloud systems can immediately fix security patches, account for both digital and physical security, and back up data to prevent loss.

What about data at the office? Based on the pattern above, it makes sense to keep it on a cloud-based system like the ones on which your personal and healthcare data reside. And yet, many lawyers fear keeping ediscovery documents in the cloud. As shown in the statistics below, consumers and corporations overwhelmingly choose the cloud for secure and accessible data storage. If you’re ready to give a cloud document platform a try, let us know!

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